With the upcoming 50th anniversary in 2023 of the Serge synthesiser, developed by Russian American composer and electronic instrument builder Serge Tcherepnin, the work of Berlin-based sound artist Thomas Ankersmit is revelatory. Working almost exclusively with the instrument for over 15 years, Ankersmit has attained a scholarly and near-alchemical knowledge of the Serge synthesiser. His dynamic studio compositions and live performances highlight the sonic powers of the device, while also leaning into its all-analog peculiarities. By amplifying the imperfections of the instrument, Ankersmit finds ways to push the sonic boundaries of what this highly versatile synthesiser can produce. On Friday 7 April, prior to his performance the day after, Ankersmit will host a workshop in which he will demonstrate his ways of working with the Serge Modular and in which participants are invited to join his experiments in sounding.
Please note that for Sounding with the Serge Modular an additional ticket is required.