01. (To Be Announced)
The first full length release for Roel Meelkop on LINE, (To Be Announced) showcases his amazing use of the sound field shuttling across low elements, high frequencies, quiet movements, and jarring unexpected loud events. (To Be Announced)’s unique « acoustic » sounds and synthetic sounds makes repeated listening reveal a myriad layers and juxtaposition.
Roel Meelkop (1963) studied visual arts and art theory at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During a post-graduate course at the same academy he decided to dedicate his work to sound and music. His musical activities date back to the early 1980s when he started influential group THU20, with Jac van Bussel, Peter Duimelinks, Jos Smolders and Guido Doesborg. The working method of THU20 included many discussions about how to compose and why. This period was crucial in forming his ideas and concepts about sound and how to organize it, but it was not until the mid nineties that he was able to fully realize these ideas. The purchase of a sampler and later a computer radically changed his possibilities of working with sound, offering infinitely more control and freedom. Since then he has worked steadily on a body of work with releases on such labels as Trente Oiseaux (Germany), Staalplaat (Netherlands) and Intransitive (US). His other activities include working as a member of both Kapotte Muziek and GOEM with Peter Duimelinks and Frans De Waard and organizing sound events in Rotterdam. Aside from releases, Meelkop also creates site-specific sound installations, often in collaboration with other artists and has performed live around the world. (Line)
Retour vers des zones minimalistes s’il en est, avec une musique paysagère abstraite et mystérieuse (même si je soupçonne qu’elle désorientera moins la poignée de visiteurs de ce blog que les virages pop des récents posts…).