thomas ankersmit is a dutch musician and installation artist based in berlin and amsterdam. he makes live electro-acoustic music with analogue and digital electronics, as well as alto saxophone.
physical and psychoacoustic phenomena such as sound reflections, oto-acoustic emissions, infrasound and highly directional (‘holosonic’) sound have been an important part of his work since the early 2000's. his work with analogue synthesizers is characterized by a gentle abuse of the equipment, using feedback and disturbances to the signal flow to create dense but finely detailed swarms of electronic sound.
since 2006 his main instrument, both live and in the studio, has been the ‘serge’ analogue modular synthesizer. he collaborates regularly with phill niblock, valerio tricoli and kevin drumm, among others.