Category:IPEM - Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music

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  • About. IPEM - Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music. IPEM - Dept. of Musicology, Ghent University (Universiteit Gent).
    "IPEM'S HISTORY: IPEM was founded in 1963, as a joint venture between the Belgian Radio and Television broadcasting company (BRT) and Ghent University. The idea was to combine audio engineering with music production, thus building a bridge between scientific research and artistic research. The institute was first located in the electronics laboratory of Prof. H. dr. ir. Vuylsteke, but soon after it was associated with the department of musicology, which was lead by Prof. dr. J.L. Broeckx and later on by Prof. dr. H. Sabbe. Together with ir. W. Landrieu, they developed the institute into a music studio and a center for the study of contemporary music. Music production at IPEM was lead by the composers L. De Meester, K. Goeyvaerts and L. Goethals, all employed by the BRT. They realized many compositions and radio transmissions related to contemporary music. Since 1968, research results at IPEM were published in yearbooks. In collaboration with Sonology (then at Utrecht), this resulted in 1972 in an international journal, called Interface - Journal of New Music Research."
    (see also current project: EmcoMetecca)
  • IPEM ‘Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music’ Ghent, Hubert Vuylsteke & Walter Landrieu, Belgium, 1963. 120 Years of Electronic Music ( — a short description.
  • Photo Gallery: The IPEM studio: 50 years of electronic music in Belgium (photo gallery). The Wire ( (April 2013).
  • IPEM - Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music : '50 years of electronic and electroacoustic music at the Ghent University' (3LP + 2CD + booklet / 2CD + booklet). Metaphon (
    "In commemoration of IPEM's 50th anniversary, Metaphon presents ... From the huge archive of IPEM recordings a selection was made featuring works by Lucien Goethals, Didier Gazelle, Louis De Meester, David Van de Woestijne, Stefan Beyst, Helmut Lachenmann, Boudewijn Buckinx, Karel Goeyvaerts, Emmanuel Van Weerst, Peter Beyls, Raoul De Smet, Frank Nuyts, Ricardo Mandolini, Peter Schuback, Stephen Montague and Yves Knockaert. All tracks were recorded at the IPEM studio and mastered from the original tapes. Most tracks are previously unreleased.",
    The absolute freedom of thought, together with the availability of new technology for sound recording, sound manipulation and sound distribution formed a fertile soil for the production of electroacoustic music at the IPEM in Ghent. The music is radical in many ways, both in terms of composition and in the use of sounds and their combinations. The music ignores traditional structures and emerging phenomena such as tonality and meter and replaces them with other structural principles based on sound transformations and gestures.
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