Elliot Kermit Canfield-Dafilou
for digital tape
This work of musique concrète splices together various sounds created by the contact of dry ice (solid carbon dioxide) with metal and water. There are no added effects; all sounds are artifacts of the recording process. Density, dynamic, and pitch were parameters for sonic selection. This composition is reminiscent of Iannis Xenakis's work Concrete PH, where the composer spliced together recordings of different densities of burning charcoal 'crackles.' Also like Xenakis's piece, Trockeneis should be listened to at a very loud SPL and is not supposed to sound pretty.