Elliot Kermit Canfield-Dafilou
Elliot K. Canfield-Dafilou is a postdoctoral researcher in the Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert at Sorbonne Université working on the aural heritage of Notre-Dame de Paris. His present work involves modeling changes in the acoustics of Notre-Dame over time and studying interactions between musicians and the acoustics of Notre-Dame. Before joining Sorbonne Université, he earned his Ph.D. from the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University with a dissertation on Performing, Recording, and Producing Immersive Music. His work is multidisciplinary and frequently combines scientific and creative endeavors.
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. Elliot also works as a freelance recording engineer, is an active composer of electroacoustic music, and software developer.