April 2023
from 21:00h – till 23:00h
Espace GATE, bluefactory passage du cardinal 1 1700 Fribourg

50 years Serge Modular w/ Thomas Ankersmit & Francisco Meirino


THOMAS ANKERSMIT (Shelter Press / Pan / Touch)
Based in Berlin and Amsterdam, Thomas Ankersmit is a musician and sound artist. He plays the Serge Modular synthesizer, both live and in the studio, and collaborates with artists like Phill Niblock and Valerio Tricoli. His music is published on the Shelter Press, PAN and Touch labels, and combines complex sonic detail and raw electric power with a very physical and spatial experience of sound. Acoustic phenomena such as infrasound and otoacoustic emissions (sounds emanating from inside the head, generated by the ears themselves) play an important role in his work, as does a deliberate and creative misuse of equipment.

FRANCISCO MEIRINO (Misanthropic Agenda / Helen Scarsdale Agency)
Francisco Meirino has been active since 1994 in the field of experimental music and live performance. His music explores the tension between programmable hardware and its potential to fail. He is primarily interested in the idea of recording what is not supposed to be recorded: hardware failures, the death of sound systems, magnetic fields and electrostatic noise, and how he can use and hear them radically out of context. Francisco Meirino's music is fascinating in its physical intensity and precision of detail. He works primarily with a computer, a modular synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape recorders, magnetic field detectors, piezoelectric transducers, field recorders, and various homemade electronic devices. He lives and works in Lausanne.

18.01 L’Auditori, Barcelona 10.02 Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg 14.02 Harvard University, Boston (workshop) 16.02 NYU, New York (symposium) 17.02 ISSUE Project Room, New York 18.02 Non-Event, Boston 02.04 Variations Festival, Nantes 05.04 Archipel Festival, Geneva 07-09.04 Rewire Festival, The Hague 14.04 Why Note, Dijon, 
15.04 SMEM, Fribourg, 17-23.04 La Muse en Circuit, Paris (residency) 21.04 La Muse en Circuit, Paris (concert)