Recent EMDM Projects

Mobile apps, web instruments, and sonic installations by EMDM students and faculty


A few of our principal research areas

Physical Computing Physical Computing

The Mill As part of the Cultural Computing focus area in the Center for Computation & Technology, DMC 1065 houses the Media Interaction Laboratory & Library (MILL), a lab space for creating electronics hardware based on cutting edge embedded technology and sensing devices.  Specialties include making Embedded Acoustic Instruments and custom Haptic Devices. Next door […]

Sound Spatialization and Diffusion Sound Spatialization and Diffusion

Sound diffusion, spatialization and localization is an ongoing passion for the LSU EMDM program.  Using a loudspeaker orchestra or Massively Multi-channel Audio System, we perform pieces by diffusing sound across the array, taking advantage of the room acoustics, size and shape of the loudspeakers, and directionality of the speakers.  Through this process of diffusion, we […]

Mobile Music Mobile Music

Through classes, workshops, and “appathons” organized through a Mobile Music Initiative at LSU, EMDM students learn to design and program native app instruments for iOS and Android. In collaboration with the Tangible Visualization lab at LSU, the EMDM program laser cuts tablet interface overlays which enable better tactile awareness of a digital interface. As part […]

Events and Happenings

Recent news, concerts, and press

Electroacoustic Fais Do Do

Electroacoustic Fais Do Do

Posted by on Apr 4, 2024

April 5 & 6 the EMDM program at LSU is host to a series of events celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States. The conference will present three (3) concerts focused on one of the three conference topics, each an area of research central to our current work […]

Fall 2024 Lineup of classes in Electronic and Experimental Music

Fall 2024 Lineup of classes in Electronic and Experimental Music

Posted by on Mar 25, 2024

In case you are wondering what to sign up for… Unique things this upcoming semester: The Fall 2024 lineup of music & technology classes from EMDM MUS 7746 – Research Seminar in EMDM: XR Performance Taught by: Dr. Allison & Derick Ostrenko Paired with ART 4240 Special Topics: XR Performance Performance and live events such […]

Water Dust

Water Dust

Posted by on Mar 5, 2024

Water Dust w/ guest artist Patrick Chin Ting Chan We are delighted to announce an upcoming concert featuring the work of Patrick Chin Ting Chan, fellow students from the Experimental Music & Digital Media (EMDM) program, along with dancers. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on March 8, […]

About EMDM
The PhD curriculum in Experimental Music & Digital Media (EM/DM) is designed to prepare students to be composers, performers or music researchers whose work explores music technology, digital media and experimentation in either professional or academic settings. Graduates will also be prepared to teach electroacoustic music, digital media and music technology at the college-university level.


LSU is home to the networked Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana (LOLs), and the Louisiana Mobile App Orchestra (LMAO).

Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana


We hold an annual sound spatialization concert in our 72-channel Meyer sound theater, using live mixing and OSC control of ambisonic panning.

Cinema for the Ears


EMDM organizes outreach programs to teach digital music, web audio, and electronic instrument building at local high schools.

EMDM Academy

Students of EMDM

Featured graduate and undergraduate students

Kerem Ergener

Kerem Ergener is an electronic music composer and multimedia artist whose works have been part of many compilations around the world. After he graduated from Izmir Saint Joseph French High School he continued his undergraduate study in Bahçeşehir University’s Mechatronics Engineering department which he helped the establishment of BAU Stanford Robotics Research Project Laboratory. Then he continued his graduate education in Istanbul Technical University MIAM. He received his Master of Arts in Music/Sonic Arts in 2019. His solo work has been released under his own name and under the nickname “Le Horla”. He founded his record label Le Horla Records that aims to bring out unheard avant-garde and experimental sound to listeners in 2016. After he graduated from Istanbul Technical University MIAM Sonic Arts department, he held a three-year long lectureship position at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang’s Institute of Music, Science and Engineering department in Bangkok, Thailand. He is currently a PhD candidate at Louisiana State University majoring in Experimental Music and Digital Media and minoring in Architecture. His work is currently focused on sound installations, concept of space and immersive audio design.


- Kerem Ergener
Scott Nelson

After completing two degrees in Music Composition, Scott began studying for a PhD in the Experimental Music & Digital Media program at Louisiana State University in 2020. Scott is continually learning fascinating new ways to make music through emerging technologies. He is particularly interested in audio/visual art, and video game sound.

- Scott Nelson
Henry Kiley (Undergraduate Student)

Henry Kiley is a Music/EMDM major and a member of the Class of 2024. Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, his interest in music began when he became interested in electronic music and subsequently learned to be a DJ. His goal is to bring an experimental edge to electronic dance music while still keeping the fundamentals and the joys of the genre intact at LSU. His goal for the 2023-24 school year is to release his first full-length album. His favorite artists and groups include Primus, Pendulum, Skrillex, Dillon Francis, and Sullivan King.

You can find his latest compositions on his SoundCloud page, accessible at

- Henry Kiley (Undergraduate Student)