"Meaning and Meaningfulness in Electroaucustic Music" - Welcome to the EMS12 Conference at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm!

It is the EMS Network's hope that the conference theme - Meaning and Meaningfulness - will inspire broad interest among the electroacoustic music community, including composers, performers, musicologists as well as other related disciplines.

For more information on the conference please see: 


The Conference Fee for participants resident in Sweden should be paid into Statens Musikverks bankgiro: 796-4000 with reference "EMS12 (and your name)". Students: 500 SEK, others: 1500 SEK. Please show proof of payment when registering on Monday 11 June, 13-15.00 hrs at The Royal College of Music.

Sergej Tchirkov is one of Russia's top accordionists and one of the most dedicated interpreters of contemporary music. After a workshop and concert in Gothenburg, he will swing by EMS to perform and talk about an ongoing project with accordion and electronics.

He has a large repertoire and extensive knowledge of new playing techniques, and  is happy to answer any questions.

Welcome to EMS!


An artis't presentation by Zbigniew Karkowski at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (StDH),
Valhallavägen 189, on 8 May 14-16.00.

Karkowski is one of the most influential electronic music composers working today. Linking the worlds of modern composition and industrial music he is a pivotal figure in the development of advanced noise. Constantly on the road, he is a frequent performer on the geographical fringes of experimental music culture as well as a mainstay on the established festival circuit.

Anyone who is interested in building, modifying or repairing
synthesizers and other devices is very welcome to join us!

The DIY gathering is open between 18.00 and 22.00  
Adress: EMS, Söder Mälarstrand 61, near T-bana Mariatorget, Stockholm.

Feel free to bring you own constructions, drawings, sketches etc.
Soldering-irons and ordinary tools can be borrowed on location.

Any queries should be adressed to:  teknik@elektronmusikstudion.se
Write "DIY" in the subject line.

Talk on field recording techniques by sound artist Jez Riley French, Tuesday 8 May at 18.30

Jez Riley French (UK) lectures on his work with field recordings, involving extended techniques, contact microphones, coils, hydrophones, scores for listening/active listening, audible silence and quietude. This is followed by an open discussion/q&a session on the broad subject of field recording – both as a creative practice and the influence it is having on a closer relationship to sound.


Audio recording-in-process with Lars Amble and Peter Harryson for the exhibition Hinrich Sachs: Kami, Khokha, Bert and Ernie (World Heritage) at Tensta konsthall, 2012.

Listen to an interview with Hans Sydow regarding "Hansons Head". An audiovisual remix made for the ZKM exhibition "Sound Art. Sound as Medium of Art" by composer and soundartist Hans Sydow and architect and graphic designer Christina Ann Sydow of Sten Hansons "How are you" (1969), a classic text-sound composition.


Morten Sondergaard on Unheard Avantgarde (in Scandinavia):

SNYK Radio: Morten Søndergaard om Unheard Avantgarde [in Scandinavia]

"Sound Art. Sound as Medium of Art" at ZKM in Karlsruhe is the largest sound art manifestation on European soil sinceSonAmbiente in Berlin in 2006. A large section is devoted to Scandinavia:


Senior lecturer/Associate professor 50% employment, Interactive Sound Design Program with
a BA in Computer Science, with specialty in Sound programming and real-time audio synthesis,
from fall 2012.

Kristianstad University in the south of Sweden and the Department of Design and Computer Science is looking for a teacher, developer, designer, researcher with competence in Sound Programming, Music programming, real-time audio synthesis (MA, MFA or Ph.D. ).

All who are interested to build, modify or repair synthesizers and other sound boxes are very welcome to us for a nice DIY mingle!

Is there anything special you want to do or know about? Just tell us.
Shall we get together in the future to collaborate on a bigger project?

We are open between 18.00 and 22.00 and address of the EMS, Söder Mälarstrand 61, Stockholm. No registration is required.
Bring your own projects, schematics and sketches. Soldering irons and ordinary tools can be borrowed on spot.
Do you have any questions, please email teknik@elektronmusikstudion.se and mark the letter "DIY".

"Lydkunstudstillingen Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst er netop åbnet på ZKM i Karlsruhe. Det er den største lydkunstmanifestation på europæisk jord siden sonambiente i Berlin i 2006 og giver et massivt overblik over lydkunstens historie og udtryk netop nu. En stor afdeling har et fokus på Skandinavien. Fantastisk, fortryllende – og problematisk."


Saturday 21 April, 2012:
Live acts: Kathy Hinde & Daniel Skoglund, Hanna Hartman, Patricia Alessandrini
Club acts: Broken Note, Nihad Tule, Solitude (Solace Records, U.K.), Jin (Collection), Meerkat Recordings

Concerts: 19:00 to 21:00
Three international acts take the stage with their live electronics. The common denominator – they are all using new instruments that also add a visual dimension to the artistic whole.

Club: 22:00 to 03:00
From Solitudes British Future garage via Meerkat Recordings dubechoes to Nihad Tules version of heavy Swedish techno – The club night offers a variety of styles. While the more danceable acts are playing on the big stage with a massive sound, you can also chill in the lounge.

Alba G. Corral
Daniel Karlsson

Free admission during Kulturnatten. The Museum exhibitions are open until 00.00.
Free admission also to the Club. NOTE! For the Club the age limit is 20 years.
No pre-booked tickets, and limited seating. Entry to the Club starts at 21.00.

Arranged in collaboration with the Stockholm Music and Theatre Museum

On 30-31 March 2012 Folkoperan will open its doors to what will become an annual performance festival.

Opera Showroom is being held in partnership with Blåsarsymfonikerna, University College of Opera, Stockholm, EMS Elektronmusikstudion and Centrum för Opera och Teknik. For more information go to: