Dutch radical music composer and 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 were Gottfried Michael Koenig, Jaap Vink, Werner Kaegi, 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, 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.
Kuit lectures, performs/exhibits worldwide at universities, art galleries, museums and creative hubs. Featured composer at Donemus Publishing House of Dutch Contemporary Classical Music.
First Dutch composer with sonic works in space by the NASA mission OSIRIS-REx .