First broadcast date: 19 March 2019
Drummers Inc. is a weekly series, giving our favourite drummers a platform to showcase their favourite rhythms.
For this week’s Drummers Inc. we have Kilchhofer and Anklin in the studio with their new album ‘Moto Perpetuo‘ out on Marionette.
Michael Anklin is a drummer and percussionist based in Switzerland. He’s involved in various bands, collaborations and interdisciplinary projects. Anklin has previously appeared on a few recordings from Kilchhofer’s Album The Book Room. Kilchhofer uses his main instrument the modular synth in a more electroacoustic manner, where he derives and processes voltages from Anklin’s playing.
The album title describes the fascinating idea (yet impossible reality) of a perpetual motion – where no energy is lost yet energy is constantly being created, an endless music, yet far away from generic ambient or minimal music.
Anklin’s live drumming influences delicate feedback patches on Kilchhofer’s synth, where dry and transient heavy percussion and synthesizer sounds erupt into a feral electroacoustic instrument.
His live drumming influences delicate feedback patches on Kilchhofer’s modular synth, where dry and transient heavy percussion and synthesizer sounds erupt into a feral electroacoustic instrument. The idea was to create an instrument where acoustics and electronics are interconnected and dependent on each other. The smallest disturbance could sway the entire system out of order. This idea of a circular motion was at the center of the recording process and is also reflected in the artwork which resembles a topographical view of a closed natural habitat.