Mordicum is Latin for fragment. This piece aims to explore expectation for a listener through ambiguity. Throughout the piece, it is intended that only mere hints of a real world are given as the listener journeys through various sound worlds both expected and unexpected.
Most of the sound sources in this piece derive from recordings made during a recent trip to Brussels in October 2012 for the l'Espace du son contest. There are two versions of the work—the 8-channel and the stereo versions. It was realised in the studios of the Music Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University between November 2012 and January 2013.