THOMAS ANKERSMIT at Studio Soto
September 22, 2007

Non-Event presents

THOMAS ANKERSMIT

with ERNST KAREL
BILL NACE & LIZ TONNE DUO

Studio Soto
63 Melcher Street
Fort Point Channel, Boston
$10 (suggested donation)/ 8:00 pm

About the artists:

THOMAS ANKERSMIT (alto saxophone, analog modular synthesizer, computer) is a Dutch musician and installation artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. Originally an improvising saxophonist, his activities expanded to include live electronic music and installation pieces based on architectural acoustics and infrasound. He has been performing solo and in collaboration with other artists such as New York minimalist Phill Niblock, Kevin Drumm, Jim O’Rourke, Gert-Jan Prins, Borbetomagus and Alvin Lucier since 1998. Since 2003, Ankersmit most frequently collaborates with Phill Niblock and Milan-based electroacoustic improviser Giuseppe Ielasi. His saxophone work focusses on the abstract, timbral extremes of the instrument, combining sustained streams of intense multiphonic sound with acoustically amplified micro-events occurring inside the instrument. His electronic music combines realtime performance on analogue modular synthesizers with digital editing and multitrack recording. Often working closely with engineers and scientists, his recent performances incorporate modular synthesizers and computers with prototype hyper-directional loudspeakers to create spots and corridors of sound and silence in the three-dimensional space.

ERNST KAREL (analog modular electronics) has been performing and recording electroacoustic music in a wide range of collaborative settings since the early 1990s, including a long-running partnership with Kyle Bruckmann as EKG. Recently relocated to Boston from Chicago, via a year in Berlin, he works with modular analog electronics, recordings, etc. His work has been released on labels such as Locust, Sedimental and Formed. He will be debuting a new work for this performance.

Western, Massachusetts mainstay BILL NACE (prepared guitar) is known for his meaty yet “aware” guitar work with Chris Corsano, Chris Cooper, Dylan Nyoukis and Thurston Moore. Here he teams up with longtime (and formerly Boston based) improvising vocalist LIZ TONNE (voice), known for her solo work as well as a member of the undr quartet and the BSC. This will be their first live performance together inspired by their successful on-air radio performance on WMUA in August.