"As a cultural institution, the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe holds a unique position worldwide. It responds to the rapid developments in information technology as well as the changing social structures. Production and research, exhibitions, symposia, concerts and events as well as documentation all take place in one place. Thus, the ZKM is regarded as a leading center linking art and digital technology. Founded in 1989 the ZKM moved in the impressive building of a former ammunition factory by 1997.
ZKM | Institute for Music und Acoustics combines artistic work with
research and development and is therefore an international forum for
international discourse and exchange. By holding concerts, symposia and
festivals on a regular basis it brings together composers, musicians,
musicologists, music software developers and listeners interested in
contemporary music."