Robin Koek

EMP & CAP tutor

Robin Koek (Netherlands, 1987) is active as a composer, musician and designer of artistic systems. His works explore states wherein acoustic, digital and analog signals intertwine and merge into one body of sound. The origins of his compositions follow a line of research into acoustic ontology, urban transcription and spatial potential of sound.

His tape, live and installation works immerse the audience and construct new realities, manifesting through multi-channel projection, binaural experiences and wavefield synthesis.

His current focus is on an ongoing series of sound structures and systems based on city soundscape phonology, electronic processing and scores for instrumental improvisation. These pieces have been performed in Toronto, Viseu, New York, Ohio, Berlin and Amsterdam, amongst other places.

As a performing musician – at places like Bimhuis, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and TodaysArt festival – he stems from a tradition of improvisation. He is an active member of the Soundlings collective, a gathering of international sound professionals. Koek earned a Bachelor with Honours and a Master of Arts specialised in Sound Design at the Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Music Technology in 2011.