The Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM), founded in 1965, intertwines the advancement of the arts with research and experimental development. The IEM serves as a pioneering interface between science and art, between new technologies and musical practice.
Research and development includes the fields of artistic research, signal processing and acoustics as well as computer music.
The special infrastructure at the IEM allows for inter- and trans-disciplinary questions to be explored experimentally. The evolution of the arts is also furthered by the creation of new works of electronic music, media and sound art.
Acoustical experiments and developments, algorithmic composition, computer music (27m²)
The Experimentalstudio is primarily intended for experimental developments in computer music and as an acoustics lab. A high level of flexibility was the starting point behind this conception. Thus, mobile computer music workstations can be deployed there in addition to the fixed ones.
Studio for Teaching and Training of Students (34m²)
The Lehrstudio is the second largest studio at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics. It is suitable mainly for holding courses, practising with the equipment, and for students of computer music to develop experiments.
Recording and post-production of multi-channel productions, mastering, video-audio dubbing, authoring, graphics editing (41m²)
The Produktionsstudio serves for the post-processing of multi-channel recordings, for analyzing and synthesizing audio materials, for experimental procedures, and for the realization of electronic music compositions. In addition, multi-channel recordings from IEM CUBE can be realized too. For students in the inter-university degree program in Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering, the Produktionsstudio is an integral part of the course.