|Roland Kuit is a pioneer and an acknowledged researcher in the field of Modular Synthesis. |
Currently Roland Kuit is teaching modular synthesis and composition. He has written books about modular synthesis, research and sound design. His latest book is the "Laboratory of Patching; Illustrated Compendium of Modular Synthesis". These books have been received with great enthusiasm internationally. Summarised, Roland Kuit has gained an important role in modular synthesis development.
Roland Kuit received his first piano and recorder lessons at the age of six. Fascinated by the phenomenon 'sound' he made his first improvisations.
| The tape recorder at home was not only used to record these sessions but also all kinds of noises. He started playing the flute at the age of eleven. One year later he was accepted at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His teachers were Mirjam Nastasi and Marijke Bakker. After playing Baroque music, his interest went via Debussy, Fauré to the modern composers like Escher, van Dijk, Fukushima. Roland wanted to widen his scope and he explored jazz and pop music. Electronic music crossed his path. At that moment Roland made a decisive step in his career by subscribing at the prestigious Institute of Sonology in the Netherlands, one of longest-running research and production hubs on the European electroacoustic music scene. With great enthousiasm Roland studied analogue modular sound design and composition with Jaap Vink and Frits Weiland. Roland attended lectures about VOSIM given by Werner Kaegi and Stan Tempelaars as well as Fortran IV music from Gottfried M. Koenig (1981-1985). Roland took the opportunity to study and explore interactive composition and acoustics at the IRCAM, Paris. Kaija Saariaho and Philippe Manoury were his teachers (2000).|
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Roland Kuit, Composer/Sound Designer/Author