Triptych of The Style

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Concertzender Electronic Frequencies

"Art has to be forgotten. Beauty must be realized "--Piet Mondrian

The art movement The Style exists this year a century. 100 years ago the artist Theo van Doesburg founded The Style and their magazine around a group of artists, consisting of, among others, Piet Mondrian, Bart van der Leck, Vilmos Huszár and Gerrit Rietveld. This group of painters, architects and designers strives for an autonomous, universal art, intended for the new man in a new society. Mondrian argues for a kind of music deprived of any kind of personal feelings, depth, warmth and empathy and the sound of which is no longer the ' roundness ', 'fade in ', ' reverberation ', or other typical instrumental characteristics of a romantic idiom.

Video still by Karin Schomaker

Roland Kuit researched in this context the relationship between sound and space. The artist Karin Schomaker researched Mondrian and movement. This area of tension between sounds and images got its world premiere as "Monads and Beyond" at the Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort. (House of birth of Piet Mondrian). November 1, 2013.
Roland Kuit can be considered as a creative expert in The Style and music. On 3 March, the film "Rietveld ruimtekunstenaar" by Bertus Mulder. A film about the Rietveld-Schöderhuis in Utrecht, for which the music is composed by Roland Emile Kuit. His installation "On the cutting edge of Tone and Color" will go to Berlin, London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Buenos Aires and finally Kansas City. A sound art installation based on The Style guide lines.

This group of painters, architects and designers seeking an autonomous, universal art, intended for a new man in a new society. Not the individual, but the big picture of society should be the norm. A completely new visual language should be able to appeal to all people equally. Their ideas about them published in the journal.


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    The connection Dick Raaijmakers, Piet Mondrian and Roland Kuit

    Concertzender Electronic Frequencies:
    Three broadcasts in which abstraction, DADA and sound art will transform the speaker boxes at home to autonomous sound sculptures.

    The Dutch composer Jacob van Domselaer (1890-1963) together, with Piet Mondrian, researching and as result, creating a new form of music. Verticality, standing sound structures in which melody free and quiet. This research culminated as “Proeven van Stijlkunst” for piano. (1913-1916). The tone was set.
    Between 1950 and 1955, the Belgian composer and founder of the musical serialism Karel Goeyvaerts, managed to broaden this principle of the standing sound structures. Goeyvaerts stacked electronic created sinus tones on each other as sound objects.
    CAHIER-M published by the Dutch composer Dick Raaijmaker (2000) is about the morphology of electric sound. This inherently single-layered type of sound is discussed in the light of 'neo-plastic' music as suggested by the painter Piet Mondriaan in the 1920's. He advocated a kind of music that consisted of single-layered, 'single-colour' electric sounds.
    Between 2010 and 2013 constructed the Dutch composer Roland Emile Kuit virtual electronic systems where spectral chaos was converted to serial sound constellations. Sounds that are captured at the atomic level to their brought back to square trajectories. Hereafter broken down and reduced to the elementary.

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    Wednesday 22 March 2017 23:00 hours C.E.T.: Electronic Frequencies

    Triptych of The De Stijl - Dutch art movement. Part 2: The Poetry of Sound.
    In times of great changes this work of sound art as a tribute to the experimental poetry.

    In 1920, Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian and Antony Kok formulated their ideas in the style in a manifesto about the literature: the naturalistic clichés which provided by the produced dramatic word movies and books, per meter and per pound, contain nothing of the new rules of their lives. Those new rules they would create themselves.

    Kurt Schwitters Ursonate makes a perfect example against war, nationalism, protectionism, racism and establishment. The reason I use his sound poetry is to transform my fears to beauty. My fear is that progress has come to an end. What rest is degradation. So how to create art on ruins of society?
    I will create even more disturbing art. By creating a peregrination through the human soul, finding new values in an impellent quadraphonic terrain of vocal spectra.
    We can consider the speech of man as a train of monoliths, vertical sounds as spectral accumulations of sine tones. Roland Kuit created spectral tilts by technical means and these data traversing into a three-dimensional fields. As various forms of movement - migration. This can be random, or, take place according to algorithmic structures.
    World premiered at Festival Internacional de Música Experimental en Vallecas, Sonikas XIV, Madrid 2016
    Roland Kuit: Kyma
    Karin Schomaker: Visuals

    For the Concertzender Roland made a selection from this 24 parts work.  Spectral research moving through landscapes of the human soul as poetry.

    Landscapes of a Voice - Roland Emile Kuit, 2016 *

    Composers Voice: CV 221
    EAN: 8718274610307

    Listening link:
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    Triptych of the Style Part III: The architecture of the Neoplastic Sound

    Gerrit Rietveld invented space in architecture. In this episode Roland Kuit as sound architect. How to construct sound planes?

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    Video still by Karin Schomaker (right)

    According to the principles of the Neoplasticism, Roland had to invent sound. Pure tones as stones to build spectral blocks. This means stacking energies to build a harmonic content. The spatial modus is setting this weighed points conscientiously in the exhibition space to divide this spectrum and display it on bare speakers. Disembodied sounds accompanied by video stills from the artist Karin Schomaker.  "On the edge of Colour and Tone" will be exhibited in Paris, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Buenos Aires and Kansas City by the Art Research Center Group 50th Anniversary celebration.

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