Created in 1994, the Electronic Music Foundation (EMF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of the role that electronic music, in its myriad forms and technologies, plays in our world. EMF was founded by its current president, Joel Chadabe, a well-known composer and pioneer in interactive systems. In 1997, Chadabe published the book Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music (1)
. He teaches in and directs the electronic music program at Bennington College and is a professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Albany.
The Electronic Music Foundation has founded the EMF Institute. The aim of this institute is to preserve and exhibit historically significant electronic instruments both locally and internationally and to archive and disseminate documents and related materials. The institute also serves as a creativity centre for experimentation in electronic music and technology-based art. The Daniel Langlois Foundation's contribution was used to achieve these goals.