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Kerwin Rolland

For twelve years Kerwin Rolland has been involved with every field of contemporary art—visual art, music, dance, theatre, film—and engineering—acoustic and psycho-acoustic research, software development, sound and post-production. Often turning up precisely where least expected, his art is situate in multi-skills, adaptation and change. This artist-cum-inventor’s attention is focused on the presence of the spectator (or his own presence within performances) in his relation to sound and space.

Kerwin Rolland is especially involved in collaborative projects (with, among others, Dominique Blais, Yvan Etienne, John Lacoste, Dominique Petitgand, Emmanuelle Raynaut, Michel Sellam, Pierre Bismuth, Olaf Nicolai, and John Zorn). He is also a referent for many institutions including the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Fondation Lafayette pour l’art contemporain, the FRAC Franche-Comté, and the Villa Arson.

Kerwin Rolland lives and works in Paris, France. He was trained as an engineer at the INSA in Rennes, graduating in 2000. In 2005, he studied electro-acoustic and mixed composition at the Ecole Nationale de Musique et Danse in Evry, at the IRCAM (Paris) and the ATEIM (Amsterdam).

He nowadays defines himself as an artist, performer and engineer. In 2011, Kerwin Rolland had a residency at the Conservatoire de Musique in Villetaneuse, and was awarded the Sonic 2013 artist’s residency at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin.

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