49º 23′ 35” N 19º 32′ 52” E

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 (35km2) lake in Slovakia. 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, and producing stunning percussive sounds and ethereal resonances. During a week In January 2016, I made long recording sessions which created more than sixty hours of materials. The piece can be heard as one week of listening compressed into almost eight minutes.