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Elektronmusikstudion (EMS), formerly known as Electroacoustic Music in Sweden, is the Swedish national centre for electronic music and sound art. The research organisation started in 1964 and is based in Stockholm.

EMS was raised in 1964 by the Swedish composer Karl Birger Blomdahl, when he started working for the Swedish Radio. In addition to this job he requested for a special studio to allow him to produce electronic music. The Norwegian composer Knut Wiggen became the director of this studio called klangverkstan (sound workshop) at first. EMS became independent of the radio in 1969.

Nowadays EMS organises courses, events, artist in residence activities. The organisation owns six studios and also owns a library archive with a large collection of books about electronic music, sound art and related topics.


See also[edit]

  • STEIM, somewhat similar organisation based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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