Institute for Computer Music
and Electronic Media (icem)
The ICEM (Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media) at the Folkwang University of the Arts arose out of the Studio for Live Electronic Music and the Electronic Studio. Ever since 1971, people at the Folkwang University of the Arts have been engaging intensively with the many different aspects of electronic music. From the very beginning, composers engaging with live/electronic and electronic music have sought close contact with various artists at the Hochschule.
From the time it was established, the electronic studio has been advising and supporting artists in the use of media in the context of their various projects. Therefore it was obvious that with the Arts Colleges Act (Kunsthochschulgesetz) of 1989 that authorised the establishment of a central institution, such a studio would be set up at the Folkwang University of the Arts a year later. As well as the electronic studio, there is now a recording studio and a studio for audio/visual media. The ICEM also advises many performance venues in the audio/visual media area.