Shred.fm is an electroacoustic composition based on live sampling of random radio broadcasts. Samples are splintered and resequenced relying on chance, intuition and bleeding edge algorithms. Shred.fm is an immersive abstract sound collage, occasionally reminding of the pop music it plundered, mostly ploughing the fields of sound art and noise. Shred.fm is a piece of tape music for broadcast radio.
The initial version of Shred.fm was generated in April 2017 for broadcast via the All Ears Radio Project event held at the Aalto University in Otaniemi, Espoo. The outcome of any subsequent versions will depend entirely on the temporal and locational circumstances therein.
TH€€€F (pronounced: /θiːf/ ) is a plunderphonic sound art project founded by Niko Skorpio. Focusing on live sampling of radio broadcasts and recorded music, TH€€€F aims to tear down the cultural notions of order and convention and enable something new emerge from the debris. What might appear as noise or nonsense to the culturally conditioned mind may unfold as vast non-euclidian landscapes or sentient sonic entities to one temporarily liberated from such constraints. As such, TH€€€F suggests a new kind of psychedelic music aimed for deep listening and self-exploration.