Nicola Di CroceDeus sive Natura
Release date: 24 November 2020
- Deus Sive Natura (34:52)
“Deus sive Natura” is a latin expression later used by philosopher Baruch Spinoza to reflect upon the identity of God and Nature: “Individual things are nothing but modifications of the attributes of God, or modes by which the attributes of God are expressed in a fixed and definite manner” (Spinoza, Ethics, pt. 1, proposition 25, corollary).
This album results from a performance by Nicola Di Croce which closed an art residency developed in Viterbo (Italy) at the “Bullicame” thermal springs. The public springs were used by Romans and later by poets, writers and popes; the same natural crater was also cited by Dante as the access to Flegetonte, namely the infernal river.
The residency aimed at sonically investigating the aquatic environment of the area, and presented the results to the public through a quadriphonic performance realized beside the natural pools. The residency was curated by Serena Achilli within the framework of Algoritmo festival in August 2019.
Field recordings, composition and mix by Nicola Di Croce.
Special thanks to Serena Achilli, Massimiliano Capo, Enrico Coniglio, Matilde Meireles, Giuliana Placanica, Ludwig Berger.