Niko Skorpio – 311098 Tapes

311098 Tapes

A memory of an event undocumented, seen through the scratched and cloudy prism of two decades.

311098 Tapes consists of material prepared for a live sound performance Vainajienpäivän Vastaanotto / Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys – TVO, Turku, October 31, 1998.

Transferred from the original 4-track source tapes and minidiscs used in the performance. Sounds and images by Niko Skorpio 1997-1998. Re-sequenced live October 2018.

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Niko Skorpio - 311098 Tapes

“There were no photos or recordings from the event. I only had some memories. Like the ceiling above stage constantly rumbling to low end frequencies. People in the audience sitting on the floor, eyes closed. Someone telling me it sounded like Op:l Bastards; a compliment although very misguided.

And then I had the source tapes (and minidiscs) I had prepared for the gig.

According to some research we unconsciously modify our memories and possibly create false memories over time. Now, I’ve deliberately made a false memory of sorts. Here’s a live recording from October 2018, made using those source tapes prepared 20 years ago.

I’m sharing this to whoever has some 40+ minutes to focus on sound alone – preferably on the floor, with eyes closed. Rumbling ceiling optional.”

Niko Skorpio - 311098 Tapes

Niko Skorpio - 311098 Tapes

Niko Skorpio - 311098 Tapes

Niko Skorpio - 311098 Tapes

Niko Skorpio - 311098 Tapes

PFS1804 | PARAFERAL Sound | Released 2018/10/31.