Extra listening piece by Thomas Ankersmit prior to Suzanne Ciani’s 4DSOUND concert
Sunday December 10, a tale of two synths will unfold at the Muziekgebouw.
Over one evening, the two artists will weave electricity into immersive sonic tapestries with two iconic modular synthesisers as their partners. To complement Suzanne Ciani’s immersive live performance, we present a dynamic recording by Dutch-born, Berlin-based sound artist Thomas Ankersmit. Developed specifically for the 4DSOUND system, Ankersmit’s piece will make the Serge Modular synthesiser come to life.
At the hands of their instrumentalists, the Buchla and the Serge embody different sensibilities, conveying a sensuality and a subliminal sense of comfort, and a sense of the unusual and unfamiliar respectively.
Like Ciani’s Buchla, the Serge is considered among a series of influential instruments in the history of electronic music. Designed by Serge Tcherepnin 50 years ago, the eponymous synthesiser packs raw, sound-mangling power, lending itself beautifully to Ankersmit’s glitchy soundscapes.
This special evening is a reminder that a synthesiser is more than an imposing constellation of wires and knobs, urging us to look at the humanity of machines and the intricate interplay between instruments and their performers.
➤ Don’t miss out on this 4DSOUND-Experience. There are still some tickets left