Drones! I composed most of my Protokols album between 2011 and 2016, experimenting with the parallels and contrasts between avant-garde classical music and (ambient-)techno. Both genres reveal a certain ambiguity between ancient and futuristic. One element that plays a role in evoking that universal feeling is the drone: a sustained, enchanting sound – often monotonously drifting more or less in the background – conveying a sense of trance or meditation, however...