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Experimental Sound Studio (ESS)

Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 for the production and promotion of innovative approaches to the sonic arts. The mission of ESS is to make audio technology accessible and affordable as well as to encourage the creative process.

ESS provides production facilities and support services for projects involving music in its many forms, audio art, radio art, performance art, theater, dance, film, video, poetry, and installation art, as well as cultural institutions who utilize audio for educational and outreach programs and exhibition design.

ESS is a membership organization. Annual memberships are $40/year for individuals, $25/year for full-time students. Besides supporting the Midwest's only public-access sonic arts organization, membership entitles you to access to the recording facility at an inexpensive rate and discounts on workshops and ESS-sponsored events.