Perceptual Geography is a solo live project by Thomas Ankersmit, commissioned by CTM in Berlin, and premiered there on the GRM Acousmonium. The music is inspired by the pioneering research of – and dedicated to – American composer and installation artist Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009), and performed entirely on the Serge Modular analogue synthesizer.
In Perceptual Geography, Ankersmit explores different “modes” of listening: not just which sounds are heard and when, but also how and where sounds are experienced (in the room, in the body, inside the head, far away, nearby). These are sounds generated by the listener’s ears themselves, triggered by sounds Ankersmit produces, and emanating from inside the head – an overwhelmingly immersive experience that few listeners have experienced before.
Donnerstag, 12. Mai 2022, 21.00 Uhr, Gare du Nord, Basel