IPEM - Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music : '50 years of electronic and electroacoustic music at the Ghent University'

LP version : 3 LP's with individual sleeves + 88 page book + 2 CD's all housed in a hardboard linen LP box
Metaphon 004 - 2013
Edition of 300 copies
Dimensions : 315 x 325 x 25 mm
Weight : 1880 grams
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CD version : 2CD + 88 page book
Metaphon 004 - 2013
Edition of 700 copies
Dimensions : 310 x 310 x 10 mm
Weight : 880 grams
Price : 32 euro


In commemoration of IPEM's 50th anniversary, Metaphon presents next to the CD edition (2 CD's with lavishy illustrated 88 page book) a deluxe vinyl edition containing 3 LP's with the book and the 2 CD's (same material as the LP's) all housed in a hardboard linen LP box. 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.

Listen to some soundfiles below:

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