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R o l a n d   E m i l e   K u  i  t
SONICS | AUDIO ART |  SOUND PLASTICS

Sonic Influencer
hotography by Karin Schomaker: roland emile kuit Sonics & Audio Art

divergent thinking – conceptual – experimental – transformative 

Dutch radical music composer and music theorist Roland Emile Kuit decided to proceed beyond the acoustic field after studying flute at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. He signed up for research in electronic music at the iconic Institute of Sonology in the 1980’s in Utrecht. 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 in Paris provided an environment to experiment with new approaches in acoustic composition and offered the opportunity for research of physical modelling in spectral music. Kuit was taught by Kaija Saariaho and Philippe Manoury.

Kuit 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. Kuit’s sonic work ranges from experimental sound-architectural installations to acousmatic performances. Kuit is researching chaotic systems, sound at atomic levels, morphology and decision-making processes beyond algorithm and stochastic approaches. 
Research and sound design equipment include: 
Kyma - Pacarana, Buchla 200, Max/MSP, SCOPE SDK6 Xite, Modular IV, Xite-1, NMG2, 
Nord Modular, KLC MS-20, Fortran IV, Voltage-control studio (BEA 5) Institute of Sonology, ARP2600.

Roland Emile Kuit lectures, performs/exhibits worldwide at universities, art galleries, museums and creative hubs.
Featured composer & theorist at Donemus Publishing House of Dutch Contemporary Classical Music.
First Dutch composer with sonic works in space by the NASA mission OSIRIS-REx to Bennu.

Selected works Electronic / Acousmatic
2017
_Tactile utterance, for Tomas Ralich. FAMA Q String Quartet / Roland Kuit - Kyma
2016
_Landscapes of a Voice, 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
_0_ , 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, .0. computer music
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, 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 noise and crackles 


Selected works Sonic-Art/Sound Sculpture
2019
_SONIC FORMS - Sonic environments for public and private spaces
2018

_Acrylic Intonations, quadraphonic installation with Tomas Rajlich
2017
_Ripples in Space, Kyma, Atlas V rocket field recording

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On the cutting edge of Sound and Architecture, quadraphonic installation
2015
_99 Re-cycle sound objects, Roland Kuit: Kyma, bicycle
_Vehicular, Roland Kuit: Kyma, Karin Schomaker: visual art 
_Diploptic, Roland Kuit: Kyma, Karin Schomaker: visual art 
_Opus Caementicium, Roland Kuit: Kyma, Karin Schomaker: visual art 
2014
_From Serra to Zaha, Roland Kuit: Xite-1 Modular IV / Flexor, Karin Schomaker: visual art 
2013
_Monads and beyond, Roland Kuit: Xite-1 Modular IV / Flexor. Karin Schomaker: visual art 
_form follows function, Roland Kuit: Xite-1 Modular IV / Flexor. 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
_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 music/sonic art - performances/exhibitions:
_Kulturnatt 2019: Lugna monoliter och elektroniska favoriter. Fylkingen. Stockholm, Sweden
_Kontakt2018-Elektronmusikfestval, Norrköpings konstmuseum. Norrköping, Sweden

_ICAE2018, Soundlines of Contemporary Art, Aram Khachturian 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 (Ouborg Prijs 1994), 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
_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 Audio 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
_Buchla 200
_Kyma - Pacarana, Symbolic Sound
_Concertzender, Dutch radio
_SCOPE SDK6 Xite, Sonic Core
_Modular IV, Sonic Core
_Xite-1, Sonic Core
_NMG2, Clavia
_Nord Modular, Clavia
_KLC MS-20, Korg
_Voltage-control studio (BEA 5) Institute of Sonology


Selected Discography

_SONIC FORMS
_Tactile Utterance, Roland Kuit & the Fama Q String Quartet

_RIETVELD PAVILION
_Landscapes of a Voice
_GRUIS/GRIT
_Bi-sonic
_Nanophonic similarities
_Tectonic Articulations of Colour
_Piano Restructures
_Ars Modular Musica III
_Ars Modular Musica II
_Ars Modular Musica I
_kymaXology
_Monads and Beyond
_New Chamber Music 
_Abstract Flute Music 
_Meditations for Flute
_Amsterdam

Bibliography
_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

Archived
_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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Sonic Art Yerevan Aram Khachaturian Museum


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