The exhibition is organised in conjunction with 'The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression' (NIME) -  an annual interdisciplinary conference gathering 200-500 participants from all over the world to share their knowledge and late-breaking work on new musical interface design.

The NIME conference started out as a workshop at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) in 2001, and has grown into one of the largest and most vital international conferences within the field of music technology.

The NIME conference draws a varied group of participants, including researchers (musicology, computer science, interaction design, etc.), artists (musicians, composers, dancers, etc.) and developers (self-employed and industrial). The common denominator is the mutual interest in groundbreaking technology and music, and contributions to the conference cover everything from basic research on human cognition through experimental technological devices to multimedia performances.

NIME 2011 conference is taking place in Oslo May 30th - June 1st 2011, organized by the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Academy of Music, in collaboration with NOTAM, BEK, NTNU and Simula.