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:
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 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!