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The Institute of Sonology is an education and research center for electronic music and computer music based at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands.

Background[edit]

The institute was founded at the University of Utrecht in 1960 under the name STEM ("Studio for Electronic Music") as a successor to the former studio for electronic music at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven. In 1964, Gottfried Michael Koenig became the studio's artistic director. The studio grew under Koenig's leadership, and in 1966 an annual international electronic music course was founded which exists to this day.[1]

In 1967 STEM was renamed as the "Institute of Sonology". International attention increased in 1971 with the purchase of a PDP-15 computer which was used to develop programs for algorithmic composition and digital sound synthesis.[2] During the early years of the institute a series of landmark programs were developed there, including Koenig's Project 1, Project 2,[3] and SSP,[4] Paul Berg's PILE,[5] Werner Kaegi's MIDIM/VOSIM,[6] and Barry Truax's POD.[7]

In 1986, the institute was moved to the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, hosting the International Computer Music Conference there during its inaugural year.[8]

Current research focuses on algorithmic composition, live electronic music, historical reconstructions of electronic and computer music (including György Ligeti's Pièce électronique Nr. 3 and Edgard Varèse's Poème électronique), field recording, sound installations, and sound spatialization.[9] Alongside the annual one-year course, the institute offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Discography[edit]

  • Gottfried Michael Koenig - The Electronic Works (1990) BV Haast
  • His Master's Noise (2001) BV Haast
  • Institute of Sonology: Early Electronic Music 1959-1969 (2009) Sub Rosa

Notable teachers and alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institute of Sonology (2010), http://www.koncon.nl/public_site/220/Sononieuw/UK/1964-1986.html Retrieved 2011-02-06
  2. ^ Tempelaars, S. and Koenig, G. M. (1972), 'The computer at the institute of sonology, Utrecht', Journal of New Music Research, 1 (2): 167-174
  3. ^ Koenig, G. M. and Roads, C. (1978),'An Interview with Gottfried Michael Koenig,' Computer Music Journal, 2 (3): 11-15+29
  4. ^ Berg, P. Rowe, R. and Theriault, D. (1980), 'SSP and Sound Description,' Computer Music Journal, 4 (1): 25-35
  5. ^ Berg, P. (1979), 'PILE: A Language for Sound Synthesis,' Computer Music Journal, 3 (1): 30-41
  6. ^ Kaegi, W. (1978), 'VOSIM-A New Sound Synthesis System', Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 26 (6):418-425
  7. ^ Truax, B. (1977), 'The POD System of Interactive Composition Programs,' Computer Music Journal, 1 (3): 30-39
  8. ^ Sani, N. and Bernardini, N. (1987), '1986 International Computer Music Conference, Den Haag: Review in Two Parts,' Perspectives of New Music, 25 (1/2): 618-637
  9. ^ Tazelaar, K. (2009), 'Special Section Introduction: The Institute of Sonology,' Leonardo Music Journal, 19: 69-70

External links[edit]


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Jakarta Post

Jakarta Post
Mon, 11 May 2015 19:37:30 -0700

He graduated with a master's degree from Auckland University and studied in Cologne and at the Institute of Sonology at Utrecht on a fellowship. He took the long way home, wandering through Europe and Southeast Asia with his mind and microphone open.
 
Broadway World
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:11:15 -0700

Spectrum proudly presents a three-day festival of works by the inventive composer/performer Richard Barrett on June 24th, 26th and 30th at 8pm. The festival features a wealth of music luminaries such as Miranda Cuckson, TILT Brass, Milana Zari?, Lester St.
 
Broadway World
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:32:35 -0700

Spectrum proudly presents a three-day festival of works by the inventive composer/performer Richard Barrett tonight, June 24th, and June 26th & 30th at 8pm. The festival features a wealth of music luminaries such as Miranda Cuckson, TILT Brass, Milana ...

La Scena Musicale

La Scena Musicale
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:56:15 -0800

So she went to study at the Institute of Sonology of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where she designed her first “hyper-flute”. Shortly after her return from the Netherlands, she enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Université de Montréal with Jean ...

Irish Times

Irish Times
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:00:32 -0700

In 1974, he was awarded a Dutch government scholarship to study electronic music at the University of Utrecht's Institute of Sonology. Pre-punk, Doyle's tastes veered from The Beatles – “I feel privileged to have been a teenager when they were around ...
 
Broadway World
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:28:20 -0800

In 2006, he received a Master's Degree with Distinction in Sonology from the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, studying with Paul Berg and Kees Tazelaar.[2] In 2004, he received a Master's Degree in Composition from the ...
 
The Quietus
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 04:07:46 -0700

"I was packed and ready to go to Utrecht to study at the Institute of Sonology when I met these guys who were starting a jazz-rock band. The idea was that Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears were popular. I had no strong idea of what I was doing.
 
Broadway World
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:38:30 -0800

In 2006, he received a Master's Degree with Distinction in Sonology from the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, studying with Paul Berg and Kees Tazelaar.[2] In 2004, he received a Master's Degree in Composition from the ...
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