Audio Collection

video and adio tapes

The ZKM has a collection of musical works with over 13,000 titles. The majority of these are works of electroacoustic and computer-supported music. The audio collection is maintained by the media library.

The heart of the collection is IDEAMA. The "International Digital Electro-Acoustic Music Archive" is one of the early systematic study editions of electroacoustic music and was one of the first music archives to be distributed on audio CDs by ZKM | Karlsruhe and the CCRMA | Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University from 1990. IDEAMA contains 569 titles.

The audio collection also provides access to productions of the Institute for Music and Acoustics and to audio recordings from various archives (including the Karl Zucka Prize, Yellow Music, Hans G Helms, Het Appollohuis, Heinrich Klotz).

A curated selection of the audio collection is available to visitors in the listening chairs of the Media Lounge.

Video and Audio Collection

Media Lounge
The media library manages the ZKM's extensive video and audio collection. The video collection - part of the collection - contains over 1,500 works. The audio collection contains over 13,000 titles.

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