Thomas Ankersmit (1979, Leiden, Netherlands) is a musician and installation artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. His highly acclaimed releases have appeared on Touch, PAN and Ash International. He performs everywhere from contemporary art museums to major electronic music festivals. The Wire called Ankersmit’s work “densely striated and mercilessly dominating.”
Acoustic phenomena such as sound reflections, infrasonic vibration, otoacoustic emissions, and highly directional projections of sound have been important parts of Ankersmit’s work since early 2000. His electronic music is also characterized by a deliberate misuse of equipment—he employs feedback and signal disruptions to create dense but finely detailed swarms of sound. Since 2006 his main instrument both live and in the studio has been the Serge analogue modular synthesizer.