Dum medium silentium
was written in response to a commission from Vocal Ensemble Calycanthus and Pietro Ferrario in 2008. Mikinis creates a hypnotic atmosphere, with the juxtaposition of repetitive rhythmic fragments and sustained lines against the pulse, broken occasionally by a homophonic outburst. This rather lyrical minimalism proves very effective for this setting of the Introit for Sunday within the Octave of Christmas.
from notes by Rupert Gough © 2010