Thomas Ankersmit

Thomas Ankersmit is a Dutch musician and sound artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam, whose work displays a deep interest in acoustic perception. Sonic frequencies at the threshold of human hearing, sound reflections and other acoustic phenomena are vital elements in his studio recordings and live performances. Focusing on the Serge Modular synthesiser, and combining careful sound design with improvisation, Ankersmit creates visceral yet finely detailed sonic experiences. His site-specific projects have involved radar domes outside Berlin and an abandoned seaplane hangar in Tallinn. His work has been presented at Berghain, MoMA PS1, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, etc. Ankersmit collaborates with Phill Niblock, and Valerio Tricoli and has released albums on PAN, Touch and Shelter Press.


Photo by John Grzinich.