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Sonic artist Roland Emile Kuit
Roland Emile Kuit: SONIC SPACE - photography by Karin Schomaker


ROLAND EMILE KUIT | THE SONIC SPACE          

"I believe in ideas. I translate concepts into unique, immersive sonic experiences." - Roland Kuit, 1st Dutch composer with sonic art in space on board of the NASA OSIRIS-Rex mission 

Composer/Sonic artist Roland Emile Kuit started his research in the electroacoustic field after studying flute at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. In the 80's, he signed up for research on analogue studio techniques, computer and formalized music at the Institute of Sonology University Utrecht, the Netherlands. His teachers included Gottfried Michael Koenig, Jaap Vink, Werner Kaegi, Frits Weiland, Paul Berg and Stan Tempelaars. Private lessons by Dick Raaijmakers followed.
The IRCAM provided an environment to experiment with new approaches in acoustic music composition and offered the opportunity for research in physical modeling and spectral music. Kuit was taught by Kaija Saariaho and Philippe Manoury. 
Kuit manoeuvres on
the intersection of art, music and science. He introduced audio art to the installation area, a metamorphosis from the traditional speaker boxes into 'sonic spaces' and has taught this at the Vrije Academie The Hague, the Netherlands. Kuit’s work ranges from experimental sound-architectural installations to acousmatic performances and composing for site-speciffic spaces. His work has been centred on creating chaotic systems and sound at atomic levels by structured processes using algorithmic and stochastic approaches. 

Roland Emile Kuit lectures, performs/exhibits at universities, art galleries, museums and creative hubs in Europe, U.S.A., Asia, Russia and the Baltic States.

Featured composer & sonic artist at DONEMUS - Publishing House of Dutch Contemporary Classical Music.

Sonic Towers
Roland Emile Kuit : Aesthetics of Sound 2014

Selected music/sonic art - performances/Kinetic sonic space exhibitions:


_UKRAINE SONIC SPACES, Museum EICAS. Deventer, The Netherlands. 2022
_MONUMENUM CHIGIANA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 'A window from Silence' 2022, Radioarte Italia

_TIEMF 5th Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, Iran 2022
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SONIC FORMS CHIGIANA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 'DIVERSO' 2021, Radioarte Italia
_Words & Sounds 2021 XS Gallery - Institute of Fine Arts Kielce, Poland

_International Festival for experimental music Sound Around Kaliningrad 2020, (NCCA Kaliningrad) Russia
_MONUMENTUM, Beyond the Silence - VI Chigiana International Festival & Summer Academy 2020 Siena, Radioarte Italia
_Constructive Reductive, 2020. POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art. Griffith University. Australia bhai
_FotoFest 2020 - Viga süsteemis | Error, Pärnu Linnagalerii Kunstnike Maja, Pärnu Estonia 

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OUA-EMF2019, Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan
_1° Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea "Atemporánea " 2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina
_Kulturnatt 2019: Lugna monoliter och elektroniska favoriter. Fylkingen. Stockholm, Sweden
_Kontakt2018-Elektronmusikfestval, Norrköpings konstmuseum. Norrköping, Sweden

_ICAE2018, Soundlines of Contemporary Art: Tomas Rajlich, Roland Kuit and Herman de Vries at the
  Aram Khachaturian House Museum Yerevan, Armenia
_Museum Voorlinden, concert Tectonic Articulations of Colour
_Jewish Museum Berlin, Amalgamation, part of res·o·nant, light and sound installation by Mischa Kuball

_10° Festival de Musica Contemporanea a La Plata 2017. Sonaridades Alternativas Buenos Aires, Argentina
_ Kröller-Müller Museum Rietveld Pavilion. Otterlo. The Netherlands
_Museum Kampa - The Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation Prague. Tjechië
_SONIKAS XIV, Madrid. Spain
_PACE-2(KYMA International Sound Symposium 2016). De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K.
_Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden
_STEIM, Amsterdam. The Netherlands
_AB Brussel-Huis23,Brussels,Belgium
_New York City Electroacoustic Music Society, Spectrum NYC, USA
_EZUFF = PP#5 Festival, Spectrum NYC, USA
_Hörlursfestival Sollefteå, Västernorrland, Sweden
_Museum Mondriaanhuis Amersfoort, The Netherlands
_Electro-Music festival. NY, U.S.A.
_University of Gothenburg. Lindbladstudion, Göteborg, Sweden
_University for Music and Media (electro-music festival), London, UK
_Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag, The Netherlands 
_Spuiplein, Den Haag, The Netherlands  
_RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
_Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
_Paard van Troje, Den Haag, The Netherlands 
_Haagse Kunst Kring, The Hague, The Netherlands 
_Festival of Arts, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
_Gemeente Museum, Den Haag. The Netherlands 
_De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
_De Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
_De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
_Vrije Academie, The Hague
_Congresgebouw (North Sea Jazz), Den Haag, The Netherlands 
_Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia, USA
_Cafe Sonore, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
_Artline, Den Haag/Amsterdam
_Atrium, Townhall, The Hague, The Netherlands 

Lecturing modular synthesis, electronic music and sonic art
_Department of Music and art of the Theran University, Iran
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TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, Yerevan. Armenia
_Lecturer at the De Montfort University (KYMA International Sound Symposium 2016), Leicester. U.K.

_Lecturer at School of Computing. Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
_Lecturer at EMS Stockholm, Sweden
_Lecturer at Lindbladstudion, The department for electronic music at the Academy of Music and Drama, 
_University of Göteborg, Sweden
_Lecturer at Sonus Factory, Rome, Italy
_Lecturer Nord Modular Synthesizer, Centre for Electronic Music, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
_Lecturer Sound design at SAE, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
_Lecturer at Conservatory, Groningen, the Netherlands 
_Lecturer at the University for media in London, UK  
_Lecturer Sonic Art Vrije Academie, Den Haag, the Netherlands
_Lecturer and head of department Klanklaboratorium, Koorenhuis, The Hague, the Netherlands
_Lecturer analogue studio techniques, Instituut voor Sonologie, Utrecht, the Netherlands 

Selected Research/Sound design
_Kyma - Pacarana, Symbolic Sound
_ARP 2500
_Buchla 200

_SCOPE SDK6 Xite, Sonic Core
_Modular IV, Sonic Core
_Xite-1, Sonic Core
_NMG2, Clavia
_Nord Modular, Clavia
_KLC MS-20, Korg
_I - Cube sensors and interactive Sonic Space(s)

_PDP-15 computer, MIDIM/VOSIM
_Voltage-control studio (BEA 5) Institute of Sonology
_ARP 2600


Selected Discography

_ATLAS V / Celebrating 1 year's mission OSIRIS-REx in space
_aes Campanum / Spectral metals
_SCULPTURED REFLECTIONS / For R.v.d.Wint
_MONUMENTUM / The Sonic Memorial for all victims who have died as a result of epidemics worldwide
_Variables - I / AI composed music
_Musica Povera Binario / Radical minimalism
_SONIC FORMS / Orbits of quantum sounds for public and private spaces
_Tactile Utterance / Roland Kuit & the Fama Q String Quartet for Tomas Rajlich

_RIETVELD PAVILION / The Architecture of Sound
_Landscapes of a Voice / Spectral wanderings
_GRUIS/GRIT / Articulations in stone
_Bi-sonic / Bicycle Art
_Nanophonic similarities / Beyond the Bucla 200
_Tectonic Articulations of Colour / Algorithmic compositions
_Piano Restructures
/ The extended piano
_kymaXology / New forms in music

_Ars Modular Musica III / Modular Mastery
_Ars Modular Musica II / Modular Mastery
_Ars Modular Musica I / Modular Mastery
_Monads and Beyond / De STIJL and music
_New Chamber Music / Extended String Quartet
_Abstract Flute Music / Flutes & Electronics
_Meditations for Flute / Flutes & Electronics
_Amsterdam / Sound event for Avenue Magazine

Selected Bibliography
_NOISE and SONIC STACKING
_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
_Creating a Boolean Barbers Pole


Selected works Electronic / Acousmatic
2021
RNA LAB Quartets
2019
_aes Campanum, Bronze soundscape - World church & cathedral bells, Kyma
_Variables 1 - 6, AI compositions by data mining seeds of Erik Satie - Kyma
2017
_Tactile utterance, for Tomas Ralich. FAMA Q String Quartet / Roland Kuit - Kyma
2016
_Landscapes of a Voice, Lingual music - Kyma
_GRUIS/GRIT, Kyma
2015
_Atomic wheeled vehicle, Kyma
_The Impossible Bicycle, Kyma
_Nano works II, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_Nano works I, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_Lover Bytes, Buchla - Kyma
_Segmented Idiophones, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_Poème Bitphonique for 100 Granules, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_1 Bit more....I, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_A Bit animalistic, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_BiTuliar, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_BitsEater, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_Far out Bits, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_Nanoment 531, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_More on Buchla Bits, Buchla 200 - Kyma
_Tectonic Articulations of Colour I - VIII, Buchla 200 - Kyma
2014
_PianoCoder, Piano - Kyma
_This is Piano Music, Piano - Kyma
_Ruins of Memories, treated piano - Kyma
_ReStructures for Piano, Kyma
_Modular Piano, NMG2 - Kyma
_Time Tunnels, for Renee Baker. Six Granular Microtonalisms for orchestra and electronics
_Illiac Indeterminacy, Kyma. A tribute to Daniel Slotnick and John Cage
_Trio For Artificial Violin - Flute - Piano, Kyma
_One Piece For Two imaginary Piano's, Kyma
_Sequences of Poetry At The Hudson River For One Trumpet Player At 3.25 Hours, Kyma
_Not and Tech Flute, Kyma
_Sanctuary for the Lost Souls, Kyma. For Greg Kent
_Scordatura for sixty Brown & Black Grand Piano bowed Resonances, Kyma
_Green Clandestine Conversations 4 plants, Kyma
_Three lines for Flute, Kyma
_Three groups of Female Singers vocalise into each others Mouth, Kyma
_Modal Glottal Violins running, Kyma
_Flute(r)xtures, Kyma For Carlton Vickers
_Rajlich Rebits I - III, Kyma
_Etude Violinesque, Kyma
_Schaltungen I - III, Nord Modular G2. For Bil Smith
2013
_Neo Plastiek V, Xite-1/Modular IV
_Neo Plastiek IV, Xite-1/Modular IV
_Neo Plastiek III, Xite-1/Modular IV
_Neo Plastiek II, Xite-1/Modular IV
_Neo Plastiek I, Xite-1/Modular IV
2012
_The LAB, 35 years of modular synthesis experiments
2011
_Musica Povera Binario - computer music | sound event
2006
_De zee, for flute, hobo d'amour, bass clarinet, electronics, 3 groups female singers, video screens with electronic music
2003
_Moving surface, for Tomas Rajlich
2001
_Lines, for Hobo (d' Amour) and spectral granular synthesis
2000
_Song for Clara Daniela Bentinck, for modular system, voice and granular synthesis
_Emulated flutes I, physical modeling synthesis
1999
_Xor, for physical string models. Violence, for physical string models
_Or, for physical string models. Violence, for physical string models
_Nor, for physical string models. Violence, for physical string models
_Argument II, for bass clarinet and computer
1998
_Manifestation of New Music and Environment: series of concerts and performances for computer,
dance, bass clarinet, flute, harp, Haags Kunst Kring, The Hague
_Holiday, composition for 5 harp groups and computer
_Argument I, for bass clarinet and computer
_Electronic String quartet I - IV, for Nord Modular Synthesizer
1997
_FM/AM, for computer and video.
1996
_Hieroglyphs, for Florence Sitruk, for pedal harp and computer.
1995
_Resonance, for bass flute and computer
_MATRIX MR4, for Masumi Nagasawa, for pedal harp and programmable c.d. World premiered European Harp Symposium
1994
_Requiem, for flutes, double bass, percussion and tape. Juigalpa Project
_<<LAYERS I-III>> for violin, viola, double bass and computer. For Tomas Ralich
1985/90
_compositions and sound design for pop- and jazz formations
1985
_KLIM, Dutch Broadcasting Studio (N.O.S.) compositions for movement (dance)
1978
_AM/FM, techniques to explore crackled noise

Selected works Sonic-Art/Sound Sculptures
2022
_UKRAINE SONIC SPACES, Museum EICAS. Deventer, The Netherlands. 2022

_ Sonic Installation De Ereprijs
2021
_Sculptured Reflections, for R. van de Wint
2020
_MONUMENTUM, Sonic Genoms as memorial for all time epidemic victims worldwide
2019
_SONIC FORMS - Sonic environments | Orbits of quantum sound for public and private spaces
2018
_Acrylic Intonations, quadraphonic installation with Tomas Rajlich
2017
_Ripples in Space, Kyma, Atlas V rocket field recording
_On the cutting edge of Sound and Architecture, quadraphonic installation
2015
_99 Re-cycle sound objects, Roland Kuit: Kyma, bicycle
_Vehicular, Roland Kuit: Kyma and Karin Schomaker: visual art
_Diploptic, Roland Kuit: Kyma and Karin Schomaker: visual art
_Opus Caementicium, Roland Kuit: Kyma and Karin Schomaker: visual art
2014
_From Serra to Zaha, Roland Kuit: Xite-1 Modular IV / Flexor and Karin Schomaker: visual art
2013
_Monads and beyond, Roland Kuit: Xite-1 Modular IV / Flexor and Karin Schomaker: visual art
_form follows function, Roland Kuit: Xite-1 Modular IV / Flexor and Karin Schomaker: visual art
2009
_Cars, computer drawings and audio
2002
_Resonance, audio art object
2001
_Square Noise, audio art object
_(En)joy-Riding installation: 2 radio controlled cars, sensors and Micro Modular synthesizer
_New Electronic Prose of the Hague. Installation: 42 dia slices, stereo audio.
Voice art: a tribute with Albert Vogel to the ZERO movement
1999
_Money talks. Installation: 2064 coins, 2 bass speakers sensors and Micro modular synthesizer
1998
_Paris. Installation: 32 PVC pipes mounted on MDF, 8 speakers.
1998
_Square & Sine, audio art with Marcel Prins - sculpture
_The Hague 2025, multimedia- project with Marc van Bilderbeek and Mariska Streefland
1996
_Line, black.....interrupt. Installation: 2 black PVC pipes, 2 speakers
_E-Scope. Installation: 8 video screens, Dolby Surround 7.1 audio, with Marc van Bilderbeek
1995
_Amsterdam, for Avenue-Magazine, CD Issue #5 VOL.2 Amsterdam inside out
1995
_Architectonic Models I-XVII, audio sculpture
1994
_Installation: 4 cassette audio loops and light, with Reier Pos
_Installation: Sound Event for 4 Paper Objects
_The Rajlich Concept, audio art sculpture for Tomas Rajlich
_Audio art sculpture on relief of Jan Andriesse
_Electro Acoustic Domestic Pet, audio art object
_Construction I, audio art object

Selected Honors/memberships

_Evaluating Committee Installations - Interdisciplinary Creations
  3° Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea "Atemporánea " 2022 Buenos Aires, Argentina
_MONUMENUM CHIGIANA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 'A window from Silence' 2022, Radioarte Italia

_RADIOARTE ITALIA: CHIGIANA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 'DIVERSO' 2021
_
WebSYNradio: deux pièces d’art sonore Roland Emile Kuit 2021
_MONOGRAPH ROLAND E KUIT - RADIOARTE ITALIA 2021
_Sound Around Kaliningrad 2020, National Contemporary Art Center Kaliningrad, Russia
_RADIOARTE Italia Beyond the Silence
_Evaluating Committee Installations - Interdisciplinary Creations
  2° Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea "Atemporánea " 2020 Buenos Aires, Argentina
_Evaluating Committee Installations - Interdisciplinary Creations
  1° Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea "Atemporánea " 2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina

_International Contemporary Art Exhibition Yerevan Armenia 2018
_NASA's first sample-return mission OSIRUS-REx to Bennu 2016
_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)
_WIRED - Musica Globalista
_Electronic Music Foundation(EMF)

Archived
_Kunstaspekte
_Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

_EMS Stockholm, Sweden
_Composer at Donemus, The Hague
_NEAR(Gaudeamus), Amsterdam
_Musique Contemporaine
_Muziek encyclopedie Nederland
_Komponisten der Gegenwart
_Haags Gemeente Archief, Den Haag
_Ircam, Centre Pompidou, Paris



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