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De Rerum Natura is inspired by the concept of ""naturalness"" in physics, which presents a conflict between truth and beauty. In physics, the most natural theories ought to have dimensionless ratios of order 1 and ought not to have fine-tuned parameters. The tension between this widely applied concept on the one hand, and the promise of science to shed all bias in pursuit of truth on the other, guided my exploration within the soundscape of this piece. I recorded the sound material in Australia (Alpine National Park), Paris, Siena, and California. Composed at Musiques & Recherches in Belgium and at CREATE in California (2019-2020). The blending and processing of sounds reflects the tension between nature and naturalness; the way things are and the way we want them to be.

Awards & Recognition:

Finalist - SEAMUS/ASCAP Award 2020 (under the name ""Dimensionless"")
Finalist - SIMEC Electroacoustic Music Competition 2020
Honorable Mention - Destellos International Electroacoustic Competition 2020
Finalist - Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition 2020


Daria Baiocchi
Classica e… (Radio Ascoli)
in Ascoli Piceno, Italy

Daria Baiocchi
Classica e… (Radio Ascoli)
in Ascoli Piceno, Italy

Rodney DuPlessis
NoiseFloor 2022 (Staffordshire University)
in Stoke-on-Trent, England

Rodney DuPlessis
Electronic Music Midwest (Lewis University)
in Chicago, IL, USA

Rodney DuPlessis
TUTTI Festival 2022 (Denison University)
in Granville, OH, USA

Rodney DuPlessis
Musiques Démesurées (Musée d'Art Roger Quilliot)
in Clermont-Ferrand, France

Rodney DuPlessis
Musica Nova Concert of Finalists (Online)
in Prague, Czech Republic

Rodney DuPlessis
SEAMUS 2020 National Conference (Online)
in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Rodney DuPlessis (Live Acousmonium Diffusion)
Influx Summer Festival (Espace Senghor)
in Brussels, Belgium