Thomas Ankersmit: Homage to Dick Raaijmakers
Friday 26 February
19:00 - 22:00
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Thomas Ankersmit at Lampo Chicago. Photo by Alex Inglizian
For this electronic music performance, sound artist and composer Thomas Ankersmit delves into the ideas and instruments of a Dutch titan of electronic music, Dick Raaijmakers (1930–2013). Ankersmit’s homage was commissioned for this edition of Sonic Acts Academy and will première during the opening night at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. As a work of contemporary music in its own right, Ankersmit’s homage re-evaluates Raaijmakers’ concepts of sound, composition and spatial experience in a technologically more advanced era. Ankersmit mainly uses similar means as Raaijmakers: tone and noise generators, modulators, filters, mixers, amplifiers and speakers. However, instead of Raaijmakers’ usual method of editing with magnetic tape, Ankersmit uses computer software.Performance
Thomas Ankersmit is a Dutch musician and installation 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 both his studio recordings and his live performances.