Thomas Ankersmit

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Lampo and the Graham Foundation are pleased to welcome Thomas Ankersmit as he performs new work (later titled Figueroa Terrace) for the Serge analog modular synthesizer, an instrument originally developed by Serge Tcherepnin at CalArts in the 1970s.

Ankersmit has been artist-in-residence at CalArts since December 2011, where the historic synthesizers were restored for his work. Here, he’ll play his own Serge modular live, paired with sampled material from the old Serge synths, processed in real-time, all in quad.

Thomas Ankersmit (b.1979, Leiden, The Netherlands) is a musician and installation artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. His main instruments are the Serge analog modular synthesizer, computer and alto saxophone. He works frequently with New York minimalist Phill Niblock. Other collaborators include electroacoustic artists Valerio Tricoli (spin their acclaimed Forma II on Pan) and Kevin Drumm.

Ankersmit last performed at Lampo in September 2008.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation