Welcome to AEMS—the Acadia Electroacoustic Music Studio—the first fully functioning multi-channel spatialized studio of its kind in Nova Scotia. Led by Dr. Derek Charke, the purpose of AEMS is the exploration of spatialized sound, acousmatic composition, and interactive electroacoustic music. Creative research to be undertaken through AEMS can be summarized by three specific, but integrated areas of focus:

(1) Multi-channel spatialized sound research and creation—investigating the movement of sound through space using sixteen dedicated speakers;

(2) Acousmatic music research and creation—the creation of original soundtracks using both acoustic and electronic sounds; and

(3) Interactive electroacoustic music research and creation—the creation of interactive electronic music.

AEMS is sponsored by:

The Canadian Foundation for Innovation, John Evans Leaders Fund
The Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust
The Acadia University Research Fund, the Faculty of Arts and the School of Music

AEMS is proudly located in Mi'kma'ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq nation.

Latest from AEMS

The Inaugural concert for AEMS takes place this Sun. Nov. 17, 2019 @ 3 pm on the Festival Theatre stage. Admission is free but donations accepted. Featuring 8-channel EA works by: Amy Brandon, Yvette Janine Jackson, Steven Naylor, Lukas Pearse & Derek Charke. Link to event.

AEMS is now complete! Steven Naylor and I had a chat with Emily Faulkner from Research Nova Scotia recently discussing the new studio.

AEMS, the Acadia Electroacoustic Music Studio is almost complete! It's taken a few years but now the studio is nearly ready for operation, and we have this fancy website to boot. Check back for news and updates. More content will be added as work is created.