20 June 1945
Roelof Vermeulen, head of the Acoustics Department at Philips Research Laboratories: “The fact that we consider radio receivers, phonograph players and sound film projectors as musical instruments is essential for our vision on the future of music […]”.
December 1952 – September 1958
Incidental productions of (radiophonic) works with electronics at Nederlandse Radio Unie (NRU).
Temporary studio for electronic music at Philips Research Laboratories (in Room 306).
Walter Maas establishes the Contactorgaan Elektronische Muziek (CEM).
Temporary studio for electronic music at Philips Research Laboratories (in the demonstration hall).
Studio for electronic music education at Technische Hogeschool (TH) Delft.
September 1957 – April 1958
Edgard Varèse works on Le poème électronique in a temporary studio for electronic music at Philips’ Electroacoustics Division (ELA).
October 1957 – October 1960
Studio for electronic music at Philips Research Laboratories (in Room 306).
May 1958 – October 1958
Le poème électronique performed in the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels World’s Fair.
The studio for electronic music at Philips Research Laboratories is transferred to Rijks Universiteit Utrecht (RUU) and is now called Studio voor Elektronische Muziek (STEM).
Studio at TH Delft closes.
Studio fot electronic music education at CEM in Bilthoven.
Dick Raaijmakers leaves STEM.
First edition of the course for electronic music taught by Gottfried Michael Koenig and Jaap Vink starts at CEM in Bilthoven.
Roelof Vermeulen hands over STEM’s leadership to Henk Badings.
Jan Boerman and Dick Raaijmakers establish their first private studio for electronic music in The Hague’s Daendelsstraat.
First reconstruction of the studio at STEM in Utrecht completed.
Jan Boerman and Dick Raaijmakers establish their second private studio for electronic music in The Hague’s Zuilingstraat.
Gottfried Michael Koenig installed as Artistic Director at STEM in Utrecht.
Official opening of the studio for electronic music at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
STEM in Utrecht is renamed “Institute of Sonology”, start of the first one-year course in Sonology, second reconstruction of the studios completed.
DEC PDP-15 computer operational at the Institute of Sonology.
The Royal Conservatoire and the Institute of Sonology receive funding from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science for a collaborative project, as a result of which the conservatoire’s educational programme “Muziekregistratie” was developed and a conservatoire studio for computer music was installed.
The Institute of Sonology moves to the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Gottfried Michale Koenig retires, Stan Tempelaars becomes the new head.
The Royal Conservatoire hosts the 12th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC).
A four-year bachelor’s degree programme in Sonology starts.
Opening of the new Sonology studios at the Royal Conservatoire.
Konrad Boehmer becomes the new head of Sonology.
Beginning of the Master of Music in Sonology degree programme.
Konrad Boehmer retires, Kees Tazelaar becomes the new head of Sonology.
Henk van der Meulen appointed director of the Royal Conservatoire.
Partnership agreement between the Institute of Sonology and the Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in Paris.
Beginning of the Instruments & Interfaces master’s programme with STEIM.
Sonology organises the symposium Géométrie spatiale around the electroacoustic works of Iannis Xenakis.
Sonology organises the symposium Composing Spaces: Spatial Music from Gabrieli to the 21st Century.
Beginning of the Audio Communication & Sonology double degree master’s programme with Technische Universität Berlin.
Sonology organises the symposium 50 Years of Electroacoustic and Computer Music Education.
Trevor Wishart is the first Konrad Boehmer Visiting Professor at Sonology.
Sonology organises the symposium Historically Informed Performance Practice of Electroacoustic Music.
Sonology and ACPA organise the symposium Transformations of the Audible.
End of the Instruments & Interfaces master’s programme with STEIM.
The Institute of Sonology moves to the new Amare building in The Hague’s city centre.
The Royal Conservatoire moves to the new Amare building in The Hague’s city centre.
Sonology organises the Sounding the Spui open-air festival.
Sonology organises the Contemporary Music Heritage Symposium in collaboration with the Konrad Boehmer Foundation and the Stichting Nederlands Muziek Instituut.
Sonology organises the festival Composing Spaces 2: Space as Music’s Medium of transformation.