The sounds on this tape stress the importance of forgetting.
I used many every day objects, simple objects,
to record the source material directly on magnetic tape.
These were objects that we encounter…bricks, wood, stairs.
The objects I chose had an extra historic layer;
they were made and used before the war,
in a part of Poland that belonged to the German Reich.
I mixed these sounds with music and speech from found tapes.
Those were relics of a (Polish) past that ceased to exist.
On side 2 I added an encounter with life – real and imagined-
in the former jewish neighbourhood Podgórze in Kraków.
Obviously also that era came to an end.
To remember everything in detail is impossible;
it would hurt too much and make life unbearable.
That is why we tell stories.
How to Forget was released by Tutore Burlato.
Artwork and production by Ezio Piermattei.
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How to Forget, part 1
How to Forget, part 2
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