Who is Folmer Sthurmovik... Your name is Michael Folmer Hansen?
Folmer is my middle name. Michael is the most common male name in Denmark, so Danes; especially close friends, like to call me Folmer. Likewise, Hansen is the most common surname. I felt it had to be changed when I started creating music, poetry and visual art in my teenage years, and I was pretentious enough to choose a nom de guerre. As a child, I was interested in military aircraft to the degree that I amassed a large collection of related books and postcards. My favourite was the Ilyushin Il-2 Sthurmovik because the plane looked cool and aggressive, and the name sounded exotic and dangerous. A bit like a Trotskyist before 'he got an ice pick that made his ears burn" (from the song No More Heroes by The Stranglers). I only discovered it means 'storm bird' through researching and writing this text. I used Folmer Sthurmovik back then and I have started to use it again.

What is Fretless Monophonic Post Krops Jazz?

Fretless

Bass. This is my main instrument and my bass Gods are Jaco Pastorius, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Jack Bruce, Jean-Jacques Burnell, Jah Wobble, Peter Hook, Jonas Hellborg, Tim Lefebvre, Janek Gwizdala, Mike Kerr and Jasper Høiby.

Monophonic

Synthesizers. I make noise with these and love fiddling with their sliders and knobs. I am also a crap musician, so I try to limit myself to single notes; one at a time.

Post

Punk. I was 12 when I bought my first record; Heroes by David Bowie (with significant contributions by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp), followed by No More Heroes by The Stranglers, then a year later Public Image by PIL and All Mod Cons by The Jam. But I was really turned onto music (in a trying-to-imitate-what-I-heard way) when I brought home Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division and Three Mantras by Cabaret Voltaire.

​Krops

It means 'body' in English. I love the simplistic aggressive EBM (Electronic Body Music) sounds of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft. 

​Jazz

I was 19 and working near the North Pole for the US Space Command when I discovered Miles Davis and Weather Report. I am still exploring the amazing, mind-blowing and endless rabbit-hole of jazz.


"In music, silence is more important than sound."

Miles Davis