Roland Kuit

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Roland Emile Kuit composer - auricular forms, author and lecturer in the field of sound design, electroacoustic music composition and audio art. His output spans composition through sonic art, sound-architectural installations, collaboration with experimental artists, designers and scientists and acousmatic performances.

Research and sound design include: Kyma - Pacarana, Buchla 200, Max/MSP, SCOPE SDK6 Xite, Modular IV, Xite-1, Clavia NMG2 & Nord Modular, KLC MS-20, Fortran IV, Voltage-control studio (BEA 5) Institute of Sonology, ARP2600.

Trained by Gottfried Michael Koenig, Jaap Vink, Werner Kaegi, Paul Berg and Stan Tempelaars at the Institute of Sonology Utrecht. Kuit uses algorithmic and stochastic approaches in which speciffic decisions are included for the musician(s). At the IRCAM in Paris, Kuit experienced new ways in acoustic composition and research of physical modeling in spectral music. Earlier he had accomplished a virtual string quartet with use of analogue synthesis. Kuit composes for modular synthesizer systems, computer and acoustic instruments in collaboration with electronic means and expansion of sound and sound directions. Emerging the overlaps between research, music, sound art and space. This present day, Kuit is researching chaotic systems and the creation and definition of sound at atomic levels. Kuit is considered a pioneer of the art form generally referred to as “sound installation” and taught this at the Vrije Academie Den Haag in the 90's. Kuit introduced audio art to the installation area, a metamorphosis from the traditional speaker boxes into 'sonic spaces'.

Lectures: concepts, composition and sound design at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies Yerevan, De Montfort University, School of Computing, Napier University, EMS Stockholm, Lindbladstudion Göteborg, Sonus Factory Rome, Centre for Electronic Music Amsterdam, SAE Rotterdam, Conservatory Groningen, the University for media London, Vrije Academie Den Haag, Klanklaboratorium, Koorenhuis Den Haag, Instituut voor Sonologie Utrecht.

Honors/memberships: International Contemporary Art Exhibition Yerevan Armenia 2018, featured composer at Donemus, NASA's OSIRUS REx mission to Bennu, Associate Member Art Research Center/A.R.C.Group, Nomination Art Basel Miami 2015 collectors opening, Society for Electro Acoustic Music in Sweden (SEAMS), VEMS Stockholm, Composers Circle, New York City Electroacoustic Music Society (NYCEMS), Electronic Music Foundation(EMF), Société des musiciens Extraordinaires(SME)

Roland Kuit performes on festivals, galleries and musea in Europe, United States of America and Asia. Collaborated in different disciplines with artists: Tomas Rajlich-paintings, Marcel Prins-sculptures, Karin Schomaker-visuals, Masumi Nagasawa-harp, Mischa Kuball-light and the FAMA Quartet. Featured composer at Donemus Publishing House of Dutch Contemporary Classical Music.

Bibliography
  • SoundLab I. The Electronic Studio, Donemus, 2010; rev., 2014. [1]
  • SoundLab II. Architectures for Philosophers, Donemus, 2012; rev., 2014. [2]
  • Laboratory of Patching. Illustrated Compendium of Modular Synthesis, Donemus, 2012; rev., 2014. [3]
  • Modular strategies in shaping reflections and space, Donemus, 2013. [4] [5]
  • To be ON to be OFF, that's the SWITCH, Donemus, 2014. [6] [7]
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