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    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. 



    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 #2 with KMRU

    On October 4th the 2nd episode of ISM Frequencies was broadcast on Refuge Worldwide, a radio show on sound. This time we are delighted to have Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU, create a wonderful mix of textures and timbres.


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    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.



    ISM Frequencies | A New Radio Show for Refuge Worldwide

    On June 30th the ISM broadcast the first episode of a quarterly radio show for Berlin-based station Refuge Worldwide. Each episode, we invite an artist to create an audio piece exploring the world of sound and the cultural impact it can have on us and the world around us. For our inaugural episode we have invited interdisciplinary artist Lea Fabrikant and visual musician Tarik Barri, who together go under the name "Zo."


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    ”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.


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    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. 


  • 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?