Composition for headphone listening
Duration 7min 55sec
Released on ‘INNERSCAPE’, digital compilation published by VacuaMœnia, Italy — Feb 2017
This work features surface and inner ice recordings made in the Orava reservoir (Oravská priehrada), the largest (35 km2) lake in Slovakia. The composition is based on more than sixty hours of original source materials recorded during one week in January 2016. The speed of sound in ice is approximately 4000 m/s, entailing a much different behaviour than sound travelling through air (343 m/s). The crackles and mechanical vibrations propagate through the ice, travelling long distances, producing the peculiar percussive sounds and ethereal resonances which can be heard in this work.