The Institute for Sound and Music e.V. is a Berlin-based non-profit organization dedicated to the culture of Sound, Immersive Art, and Electronic Music.

Presently, the ISM is raising support and awareness for our goal to demonstrate the cultural impact of sound and establish a new and permanent home for a cutting-edge museum experience in Berlin, through a series of three global touring exhibitions. 

We develop partnerships and projects which connect efforts in sound and music with communities and organizations working to build a better tomorrow. Our approach is to explore the global sustainable development goals. and ways in which we can raise awareness through sound, immersive art and music.

Our Partners

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

Berlin-based design and motion graphics studio specializing in creative services for stage entertainment, large-format media installations, tradeshows and events.

Designing, supplying and producing furniture in Berlin for modern working and living.

MUTE is the recording label originally founded by Daniel Miller in 1978

The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe is a unique cultural institution worldwide, because it is a place that expands the original tasks of the museum.

Meyer Sound Laboratories manufacture self-powered loudspeakers, multichannel audio show control systems and electro acoustic architecture.

The Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Directorate K, is comprised of four divisions and supported by three service units: finances, personnel and internal services, and IT and communication management.

A modern promoter of cultural events with a unique structure: it simultaneously implements exhibitions at the Martin Gropius Bau as well as performances at its festivals, academy programmes and guest production series.

The Federal Cultural Foundation supports projects in the field of arts and culture within the scope of federal competence.

Norient researches new music from around the globe and mediates it multi-modally via various platforms.

Global online audio distribution platform, based in Berlin.

Martin-Gropius-Bau, originally a museum of applied arts and a listed historical monument since 1966, is a well-known Berlin exhibition hall located at 7 Niederkirchnerstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

A digital product studio who focus on leading technologies and creative processes, based in Berlin and Manchester

Resolume is an instrument for VJs, AV performers and video artists.

HEDD | Heinz Electrodynamic Designs are a Berlin based manufacturer of analog state-of-the-art studio monitors for all segments of music production, broadcast and installation.

An online medium and a platform for contemporary culture and society.

Berlin-based platform for female pioneers and women of the current electronic music scene, crossing bridges between genres.

Functioning as a network covering the overlapping border areas of pop, art and science, raster-noton is an influential German electronic music record label established in 1999, based in Chemnitz.

Cologne and Berlin-based live communication agency, with a focus on world class events, trade fairs, exhibitions and multimedia installations.