Roland Emile Kuit is a composer, sonic artist, author and lecturer in the field of sound design, electroacoustic music and audio art. His output spans composition through sonic art, sound-architectural installations, collaborations with experimental artists, designers and scientists and acousmatic performances.
Research and sound design include: Kyma - Pacarana, Buchla 200, SCOPE SDK6 Xite, Modular IV, Xite-1, NMG2, Nord Modular, KLC MS-20, Voltage-control studio (BEA 5) Institute of Sonology, ARP2600. Published by Donemus: Vault of Patterns; To be ON to be OFF, that's the SWITCH; Modular strategies in shaping reflections and space; Laboratory of Patching. Illustrated Compendium of Modular Synthesis; SoundLab II. Architectures for Philosophers; SoundLab I. The Electronic Studio.
Kuit uses a stochastic approach in which several options are included for the musician(s). He composes for modular synthesizer systems, computer and acoustic instruments in collaboration with electronic means and expansion of sound and sound directions. Balancing between the limits of research, music, sound art and space. This present day, Kuit is researching chaotic systems and the creation/use of sound at atomic levels. Kuit is considered a pioneer of the art form generally referred to as “sound installation” and teached this at the Vrije Academie Den Haag in the 90's. Roland introduced audio art to the installation space transitioning sound concepts from the traditional speaker boxes into 'sonic spaces'. More lectures in concepts in composition and sound design at the 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 performed on festivals, galleries and musea in Europe and the U.S.A. Collaborated in different disciplines with artist as: Tomas Rajlich-paintings, Marcel Prins-sculptures, Karin Schomaker-visuals, Masumi Nagasawa-harp, Mischa Kuball-light and the Fama Q string quartet. Available at Donemus Publishing House of Dutch Contemporary Classical Music. First Dutch Electroacoustic music composer with his music into space by NASA's mission OSIRIS-REx launched 2016.09.08.