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Linux Audio Conference 2014
The Open Source Music and Sound Conference
May 1-4 @ ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

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The Linux Audio Conference is the international conference about Free/Open-Source Software for music, sound and other media with GNU/Linux as the main platform. The 2014 edition (the twelfth installment of the conference) will take place at the ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, the place where it all started.

Target audience

The Linux Audio Conference brings together musicians, composers, sound artists, software developers, researchers and engineers working with GNU/Linux as an open, stable, professional platform for audio and media research and music production.

What to expect

  • Paper presentations
  • Poster sessions
  • Workshops
  • Concerts
  • Sound Installations
  • Live coding sessions

Where & When

May 1-4 2014, ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst & Medientechnologie - Centre for Art and Media), Karlsruhe, Germany.

Please see the Contact and Travel pages for details. The conference main track will be streamed live and interaction will be possible via IRC for participants who can not attend locally. Information about live coverage will be made available before the conference.

ZKM Cube
The ZKM_Cube (© ZKM, photo: Uli Deck)

It is not solely the multiplicity of the museums and research institutes combined under its roof that makes the ZKM | Center for Art and Media a unique culture institution worldwide. With the presentation of art and its production on-site by guest artists, the ZKM takes up the interaction of production and research, exhibiting, education and documentation in a fascinating manner. Art and media art are presented in thematic exhibitions with a global focus. The Media Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art show contemporary developments in art and society across an exhibition space covering almost 15.000 m2 and, in doing so, encompass all media forms and processes – from oil painting through App, from classic composition through to sampling. Each year, the interactive installations inviting visitors to participate attract a great number of especially young visitors.

The ZKM Institute for Music and Acoustics focuses on research and development in the field of electro-acoustic and experimental music, as well as in the spheres of digital sound systems and algorithmic composition. Located in the interior of the «Blue Cube» there is a sound studio for artistic productions and performances.

The first four Linux Audio Conferences 2003 to 2006 were hosted at the ZKM, it is the place where it all started. In a manner of speaking «LAC is coming home».


Check out the list of participants to see who else is coming.

LAC is organized by a community of GNU/Linux free/libre software users and developers that communicate through the Linux-Audio-Users and Linux-Audio-Developers mailing lists. LAC2014 is under the auspices of ZKM, organized by Ludger Brümmer, Götz Dipper, Robin Gareus, Michael Hohendorf, Yana Il, Frank Neumann and Jochen Arne Otto.

Links to prior Linux Audio Conferences

The Linux Audio Conference is dedicated to providing an inclusive and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexist language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate to remedy the issue.

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