Elliot Kermit Canfield-Dafilou
Elliot Kermit Canfield-Dafilou is a Ph.D. candidate at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University where he studies music technology and theory. He is fascinated by strange and interesting sounds and dabbles in all forms of audio. Trained as a violinist from the early age of six and soon thereafter amazed by the power of computers, it seemed he was destined to combine his two interests. He has been active in the fields of computer music programing, recording, music analysis, and most recently, digital signal processing.
Before attending Stanford, Elliot received a master's degree in music theory and a bachelor's degree in integrative arts with a focus in music technology from Penn State University. His master's thesis is an investigation of the role of dynamics, density, and timbre on spatialization in the music of Iannis Xenakis. While a graduate student at PSU, Elliot was the music technology graduate assistant where he taught introductory classes on digital audio and MIDI. Outside of course work, Elliot works as a freelance recording engineer, is an active composer of electroacoustic music, and software developer.