Roland Emile Kuit
Born in Boskoop, Netherlands 1959. Lives and works in The Hague, Netherlands.
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 1980s in Utrecht. His teachers were Gottfried Michael Koenig, Jaap Vink, Werner Kaegi, Paul Berg and Stan Tempelaars. The IRCAM in Paris provided an environment to experiment with new approaches in acoustic composition and offered the opportunity for research of physical modeling 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'. He teached audio art at the Vrije Academie The Hague. Kuit’s sonic work ranges from experimental sound-architectural installations to acousmatic performances, often in cooperation with artists, designers and scientists. 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.
Photo by Karin Schomaker. Image courtesy of the artist