Selected Memories consist of synthesised sounds extracted from the stolen melody echoing the desire for political and economic dominance. Appropriated sound as a form of colonial expansion seeks to have extended authority over land and people. A sonic exploration presents a story of “Fragment Épique”, the piece written by Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko in the mid-1870s. Its refrain was used by Alexander Alexandrov in 1936 for the creation of the state anthem of the Soviet Union, which in 2000 became the national anthem of russia. The original piece was never performed in Soviet times and remains little known to this day.