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Roland Emile Kuit
Title: Black Death 1346–1353 CE


MONUMENTUM 
In In memory of the all time victims who died as a result of epidemics worldwide…

Overwhelmed by all the
COVID-19 news, Roland Emile Kuit felt he had to do something for the
all-time-victims of pandemics. Roland Emile Kuit created this sonic memorial to
reflect on this horrific situation. This COVID-19 pandemic hovering as a noise
through all societies and makes us more aware of who we are and the importance
of art. Micro-movements of air as sonic genomes like a virus can exist in only
the symbolic dimension of evolution until it finds a host. Like we can be
hosts. 40 quadraphonic works of sound art resonating with our collective
history. Therefore, MONUMENTUM is a timely reminder that death is a part of humanity that we can not escape and
must embrace into sound. A sonic reconciliation of our commitment to society.

The starting point was to use the Kyma system to create the sound of 40 of the largest epidemics in history.

Roland Emile Kuit developed new models for every pandemonium forming viral networks as sonic genomes.

The Kyma system generates the newest forms of non-standard synthesis techniques..

21-05-2020

at 00:00 the YouTube premiere (stereo) of this sound art.

The starting point was to use the Kyma system to create the sound of 40 of the
largest epidemics in history. Roland Emile Kuit developed new models for every
pandemonium forming viral networks as sonic genomes.The Kyma system generates
the newest forms of non-standard synthesis techniques.. 21-05-2020 at 00:00 the
YouTube premiere (stereo) of this sound art.
The Sonic Memorial for all time pandemic victims.

The Sonic Memorial for all time victims who have died as a result of epidemics worldwide.
This virus has hit the world and it hoovers the continents as a noise through
all societies.

DONEMUS:
http://donemus.nl/monumentum-roland-emile-kuit/
01 - Influenza epidemic 1200 BCE
02 - Plague of Athens 429–426 BCE
03 - Antonine Plague 165–180 BCE
04 - Plague of Cyprian 250–266
05 - Plague of Justinian 541–542
06 - Japanese smallpox epidemic 735–737
07 - Black Death 1346–1353
08 - Mexico smallpox epidemic 1519–1520
09 - Cocoliztli epidemic Mexico 1576–1580
10 - Spain plague epidemic 1596–1602
11 - Egyptian plague epidemic 1609
12 - New England infections epidemic 1616–1620
13 - Sicily plague epidemic 1743
14 - Spain yellow fever epidemic 1800–1803
15 - First cholera pandemic 1817–1824
16 - Second cholera pandemic 1826–1837
17 - Uganda African trypanosomiasis epidemic 1900–1920
18 - Manchurian plague China 1910–1911
19 - Encephalitis lethargica pandemic 1915–1926
20 - Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 pandemic 1918–1920
21 - Russia typhus epidemic 1918–1922
22 - Influenza pandemic 1957–1958
23 - Hong Kong flu worldwide 1968-1970
24 - HIV/AIDS pandemic 1981–present
25 - Oju yellow fever epidemic 1986
26 - Bangladesh cholera epidemic 1991
27 - Chikungunya outbreaks India 2006
28 - Zimbabwean cholera outbreak 2008–2009
29 - Swine flu pandemic 2009–2010
30 - MERS-Cov Worldwide 2012–present
31 - Western African Ebola virus epidemic 2013–2016
32 - Indian swine flu outbreak 2015
33 - Yemen cholera outbreak 2016–present
34 - Gorakhpur Japanese encephalitis outbreak 2017
35 - United States flu season 2017–2018
36 - Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala India 2018
37 - Kivu Ebola epidemic Angola 2018–present
38 - New Zealand measles outbreak 2019–present
39 - Measles Democratic Republic of the Congo 2019 - present
40 - COVID-19 pandemic 2019–present

ITunes: https://music.apple.com/nl/album/monumentum/1517844163
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4IMmFm63luEFoWaqDq76lf?si=EHgSoCdRRmmor7F8ed-_dQ&fbclid=IwAR2na3SG8yIAighNo8gYJVVZdIZqbdpsiBt6rE9Bz2CJfcq7PDsKE3ayTyI

© Roland Emile Kuit 2020
Sonic Art

Tactile Utterance –  Roland Emile Kuit
Composer/sonic artist Roland Kuit encountered the paintings of Tomas Rajlich in
1992. ‘Fundamental Painting’, a minimalist strategy that explores the
post-existential nature of the painting itself – its color, structure and
surface — it is simply the painting as a painting. Tomas opened Kuit’s eyes to
a kind of minimalism that Kuit recognized in his music at that time when he was
working with semi-predictable chaotic systems. Kuit began creating works for
Tomas Rajlich in 1993 and last year, Kuit released a new piece for
Kyma-extended string quartet: Tactile Utterance – for Tomas Rajlich

Utterance – for Tomas Rajlich.
The world premiere of Tactile Utterance
Utterance took place on 23 June 2017 in the Kampa Museum – The Jan and
Meda Mládek Foundation in Prague (CZ) for the opening of a special Tomas
Rajlich retrospective: Zcela abstraktní retrospektiva
abstraktní retrospektiva. Composed especially for the occasion, Kuit’s
three part work Tactile Utterance,
expresses 50 years of painting by Tomas Rajlich.

Kuit’s recent research into new compositional methods, algorithms,
and spectral music came together in this work. His aim was to capture the process of painting: how can we
relate acrylate polymers on canvas to sound? Using bowing without ‘tone’ as a
metaphor for brushing a tangible thickness of color; pointing out the secants
with very short percussive sounds on the string instruments as grid; dense
multiphonics as palet knifes — broadened textures smeared out and dissolving into light.
The Prague recordings
For the recordings, made during 15-20 February 2018, Roland
decided to record the string quartet alone and unprocessed so he could do
post-processing and balancing in the studio. Recording engineer Milan Cimfe of
the SONO Recording Studios in Prague used 3 sets of microphones: one to create
a very ‘close to the skin’ recording of all string instruments; the second set
overhead; and the third set as ‘room’ recording. Kuit took the recordings to
Sweden to finish the mix and Kyma processing.

https://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/22018
https://music.apple.com/nl/album/tactile-utterance/1413896851?l=en

Biography Roland Emile Kuit
Composer/sonic artist Roland Emile kuit is researching chaotic systems, sound at atomic levels, morphology and decision-making processes as research of new models in feedback systems. Researcher in the creation of interactive spaces, introducing audio art to the installation area since 1990. Kuit lectures, performs/exhibits at universities, art galleries, museums and creative hubs in Europe, U.S.A. Oceania and Asia. First Dutch composer/researcher with sonics in space by the NASA mission OSIRIS-REx to Bennu 2016.
http://rolandkuit.com/Biography.html
http://rolandkuit.com/

Roland Kuit - Kyma
©Roland Emile Kuit 2020

Barcode:
EAN8718274610499
Composer's Voice CVCD: 234
Painting by Roland Kuit 2012