Liberated sounds for liberated minds — an ancient TH€€€F proverb
TH€€€F (pronounced: /θiːf/ – like ‘thief’) is a sound art project founded by Niko Skorpio. Focusing on live sampling of random radio broadcasts and recorded music, TH€€€F disregards notions of order and convention and enables something new to emerge from the debris. What may appear as annoying noise or nonsense to a culturally conditioned mind may unfold as vast non-euclidian constructions or sentient sonic entities to one liberated from such constraints. As such, TH€€€F suggests a new kind of psychoactive music aimed for deep listening and self-exploration, or sonic wallpaper for regular office hours, depending of prevalent circumstances.
Signal to noise ratio may vary.
TISSUE SAMPLES, 1
Beginning of a series of live recordings in studio environment, captured while developing and testing tools for sound manipulation.
01 AS IS
03 MASLOW HELD UPSIDE DOWN
04 HALL OF BROKEN MIRRORS
05 YOU HEARD IT WROIGHT
06 H H H
07 WILL IT NEVER END
origin RANDOM RADIO FREQUENCIES
process SAMPLING, SPLINTERING, RESEQUENCING
variables CHANCE, INTUITION, BLEEDING EDGE ALGORITHMS
outcome SELECTIONS OF STUDIO LIVE RECORDINGS
generated by TH€€€F 2018–2019
published by PARAFERAL SOUND 2020; PFS2007
Shred.fm is a piece of tape music for broadcast radio, generated in April 2017 for broadcast via the All Ears Radio Project event held at Aalto University in Otaniemi, Espoo.
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.
PARAFERAL Sound 2017 | PFS1702
TH€€€F — I
The first TH€€€F release contains four studio recordings: two emanations from two distinct sources each.
01 A1_SUMM:ASMO_01-09 / Seasons in the Void, 1 — 10:40
02 A2_GGG / Given³ — 08:00
03 B1_SUMM:ASMO_03-07 / Somnofluct — 13:20
04 B2_GGG / Room 210 — 10:40
The physical CD version contains an additional exclusive fifth track.
PARAFERAL Sound 2017 | PFS1701