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  • Hexadome, Tribeca, De Niro


    Constructed from over five decades of films featuring Robert De Niro in New York City, DE NIRO, NEW YORK (2024) moves through space and time with a dream logic; placing De Niro’s many on-screen personalities in direct conversation with each other. These moments of connection and interaction transcend eras to form a captivating portrait of an artist and his city evolving together over more than half a century. DE NIRO, NEW YORK (2024) is an immersive film produced by Little Cinema in partnership with Tribeca Film Festival and Berlin Institute for Sound and Music in 54 channel sound and six screens featuring Panasonic Connect Solid Shine DLP™ Laser Projection Technology for the ISM Hexadome.


  • Artist

    ”Under the Electric Sea" an Interview with Suzanne Ciani

    Suzanne Ciani is undoubtedly a heroine of electronic music. Preparing for her upcoming ISM Hexadome shows in San Francisco and Montreal, we sat down with Suzanne Ciani to talk about the past, present and future.


  • Brian Eno

    Brian Eno in Conversation with Thomas Oberender

    On this third anniversary we reflect on a different past, while being mindful of the experiences we have yet to look forward to, In collaboration with Berliner Festspiele, we are proud to share the discussion between Thomas Oberander and Brian Eno on EMPTY FORMALISM at Gropius Bau, created for the ISM Hexadome.



    U2 and Thierry Noir: 30 Years of Achtung Baby and a Gift to Berlin ISM

    U2 and Berlin Wall artist Thierry Noir are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the seminal album Achtung Baby and through a donation to Berlin based non-profit organisation Institute for Sound and Music are helping to pass the torch to the next generation of creators in Berlin. 


  • Google Arts & Culture

    Electronic Music History - Birthplace Chicago

    The ISM is proud to present a selection of exhibitions that focus on cities across the world that played an important role in what electronic music, and in this case dance music, is today. Starting with Chicago!


  • Tour

    MASS MoCA ISM Hexadome

    The Institute for Sound & Music (ISM) announces the final location for the ISM Hexadome experience for the Wunderbar Together initiative at MASS MoCA - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. This marks the finale of a meaningful, international collaboration spanning two years of dedicated work made possible by the Goethe Institute and German Federal Foreign Office as part of the Wunderbar Together initiative.



    ISM Hexadome at SXSW 2020

    The Institute for Sound & Music brings the ISM Hexadome experience to SXSW 2020 at Austin City Limits and the Austin Convention Center. 



    ISM Frequencies Episode #4 - The Radiophonic Institute

    On April 14 the ISM broadcast episode 4 of ISM Frequencies on Refuge Worldwide. The Radiophonic Institute has been invited to create a mix this time. They chose to compile some of the recordings from their Radiophonic Travel Agency project which uses sound to enable listeners to explore the whole recorded world from the safety and comfort of their home. The Travel agency exists as an interactive experience created in collaboration with BBC Research & Development, listeners can choose which destinations they would like to explore and how long they would like to spend in them.



    ISM Frequencies Episode #5 - Le Guess Who?

    September saw the ISM broadcast episode 5 of ISM Frequencies on Refuge Worldwide. The organisers and curators of the brilliant festival Le Guess Who? in Utrecht were invited to make a mix this time. They chose to compile a mix of some of the acts attending the festival this year, planned for the weekend of November 10th to 13th. As a festival that stands as a ‘celebration of sound’, something the ISM also strives for, we are delighted to hear their amazing curatorial skills at work with this one hour of laid back ambient, jazz and instrumental music from all over the world.



    ISM Supporter Program

    As part of an initiative to support our long term goal, the ISM is releasing an album featuring recordings from the ISM Hexadome installation, featuring such artists as Suzanne Ciani, Ben Frost, Peter Van Hoesen, and Frank Bretschneide



    ISM Frequencies Episode #3 - Johanna Knutsson

    On January 27th 2022 the 3rd episode of ISM Frequencies, a radio show on sound, was broadcast on Refuge Worldwide. Swedish producer Johanna Knutsson was our guest for this episode creating a wonderful hour of melancholic tones and melodies from the likes of Daphne Oram, Job Gibson and Johanna’s own music.


  • Tour

    MAC Montréal + MUTEK 20th Edition

    The ISM Hexadome travels north for the 20th edition of MUTEK Montreal, where audiokinetic sculptor and local hero Herman Kolgen is currently developing his latest piece for the ISM Hexadome. In addition, Little Cinema presents a special screening of controversial environmental parable Mother! adapted for the immersive format of the ISM Hexadome by acclaimed film director, Darren Aronofsky.



    Brian Eno Wants to Take You ‘Inside the Music’ - The New York Times

    Brian Eno is among the prominent musicians exploring the artistic potential of immersive technologies developed primarily for the video game industry.



    Berlin’s ISM Hexadome Is What Immersive Audiovisual Art Has Been Missing

    On one dreary and rain-soaked afternoon in March, Boston native Nick Meehan sat on two small granite steps leading into the large, ornate atrium of Berlin’s Martin Gropius Bau. He looked out into the barren, empty space that would eventually host the ISM Hexadome exhibition.



    Peter Van Hoesen & Heleen Blanken in Berlin - Resident Advisor

    The ISM Hexadome is a celebration of artistic collaboration. Created by the Berlin Institute For Sound & Music, the immersive 360° audiovisual exhibition contains six screens surrounding the audience, along with multi-channel speakers built with the help of a local digital media studio and the Center for Art And Media in Karlsruhe.



    Techno, Kunst, Museum - Das Filter

    Die elektronische Musikkultur hatte in den vergangenen Jahren enorm mit dem Problem der Inflation zu kämpfen. Facebook-Feeds, in denen einen täglich Live- und DJ-Sets anbummsten. Boiler Rooms auch aus der hintersten australischen Club-Toilette. Die totale (meist auch von den Artists selbstgewählte) Ausleuchtung von Künstlerleben, Szenen und vermeintlichen Mythen. 14 Snapchats aus dem Taxi. Was soll da noch kommen?