In Partnership With

Join Us

Our mission is to explore the cultural impact of sound. The door is open to get involved. Join us.

A limited edition gift to supporters of the ISM.

  • 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!

    16.02.22

  • ISM RADIO

    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.

    21.04.22

  • ARTIST

    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. 

    11.11.21

  • SUPPORT

    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

    19.11.20

  • ISM RADIO

    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.

    03.02.22

  • 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.

    09.04.21

  • 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.

    22.07.19

  • 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.

    05.11.19

  • HEXADOME

    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. 

    25.02.20

  • 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.

    09.08.19

  • PRESS

    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.

    23.03.18

  • PRESS

    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.

    27.04.18

  • PRESS

    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.

    27.04.18

  • PRESS

    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?

    23.04.18