49º 23′ 35” N 19º 32′ 52” E

composition for headphone listening
duration 7min 55sec
available on Bandcamp

This sound work features surface and inner ice recordings performed 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 composition can be heard as one week of listening compressed into almost eight minutes.

Originally released on ‘INNERSCAPE’, a digital compilation published by the label VacuaMœnia, Sicily, Italy in 2017.

Digital download includes a series of five high-resolution images.