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 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:

Video from Moderna Muséets freq-out exhibition 17-19 February!


On March 16th March, a big exhibition onSound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art” opens at ZKM in Karlsruhe. 

Hanna Hartman presents a work with the title "Acoustic Catacombs" and at the opening on the 16th of March she also performs her piece "spiel mit stärke".

One room designed by the Danish artist Hans Sydow will be staged as a tribute to Sten Hanson and his legendary piece ”How are you?”, one room selected and designed by Sanne Krogh Groth and Mats Lindström will be an EMS documentation space dedicated to the history of EMS. 

The room will expose the visual aesthetics of the early EMS studios and presents some of the research, technology and music executed and produced there.



Please send an e-mail to to let us know you are coming. 

Lukasz Szalankiewicz (alias ZENIAL) -  historian, sound designer and electronic music artist, member of the Polish Society for Electroacustic Music (PSeME). He currently lives and works in Poznan.


He performed at many Polish festivals including Audio Art Festival and Unsound Festival in Krakow, Wro Festival in Wroclaw and Moving Closer Festival in Warsaw, as well as in major Polish art centers including Kordegarda Gallery and The Contemporary Art Centre Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, Contemporary Art Gallery Arsenal in Bialystok, Contemporary Art Gallery in Wroclaw and Contemporary Art Center in Torun.

Do you want to know what goes on at EMS at night? Look at this great time lapse video from Kondens (Stefan Thor and Andreas Tilliander), video and audio recorded in Studio 1 during this weekend!

Moderna Museet is going to be open from 7 pm February 17 through 7 pm February 19. For forty-eight hours, seven of the museum´s galleries will be occupied by the sound installation freq_out 8. The result will be a combination of sound and light that will "drench" the galleries in all the colors of the rainbow.

Now it´s time for Art´s Birthday at Södra Teatern again. Come early if you don´t want to miss anything. EMS presents: Marina Rosenfeld, Ikue Mori, Rolf Enström och James Brewster. 



Iftah Gabbai is half of "skinnerbox", the Berlin based live act, which has earned its international name due to its infamously unpredictable improvised shows and its critically acclaimed studio releases. Skinnerbox are also the makers of the "sbx 2049", a virtual drum machine software, officially released by Ableton in June 2010, 19:00 and they are the first artists to release their self made - branded Ableton live instrument.

In the coming workshop Iftah will present his custom made live set-up which consists of two Monomes, a dedicated Arduino based d.i.y controller and a custom written Max for live software. He will talk and demonstrate performative aspects of improvisation within such a controller based custom environment for both live and studio usage.

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Resident artists Vinyl Terror and Horror spent two weeks at EMS in November and among onther things performed at the Sound of Stockholm festival. VTH uses heavily modified record players and vinyl reords to create multi layered compositions of noise, klicks and fragments of music and speech.
During their stay at EMS they cooperated with studio engineer Daniel  Araya to use EMS computer controlled milling machine to create a number of innovative records and tools for their live performances.
You can find out more about them at their homepage:

Horizontal and vertical holes cut in one recod and then many matchning pieces cut from another record.
Depending on the direction of thacks in the inserted piece the needle moves on the recod creating both a mash up of the different records and a simple sequencer


Jigsaw puzzle pieces cut out from different records and the put together.


A 7 inch circle was cut out and then glued back in a different position


A 7 inch circle was cut out and then glued back in a different position, the process then repeated multiple times.


A stylized photo of a crop circle diamond engraved in a Beethoven record. No mathematical secrets revealed so far but you never know!


If you are interested in more technical details continue reading below.



This months synth-DIY meeting was a great success, Nils Edvardsson showed some of his creations, a wave table oscillator and a switched capacitor filter and we looked at a couple of other interesting projects.

We also decided to do a workshop in early 2012 where the participants will build a custom version of the Benjolin noisemaker, stay tuned!