INFORMATION

LINKS

Please visit the following links for more of my work:
Music | Roel Meelkop | Bandcamp
Roel Meelkop | Modulisme
Roel Meelkop | Discography | Discogs
At the bottom of this page you will find some more links to other projects.

CONCERTS / PERFORMANCES

2023
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Kulturausbesserungswerk, Leverkusen, D
RYMe:
Valkhoffestival, Nijmegen, NL
H(a)L, Rotterdam, NL
SOLO:
iii, Den Haag, NL
Golfstroom (with Jaap van Gils), Rotterdam, NL
Premiere of “LICHT” in Münchner Kammerspiele, D

2022
SOLO:
H(a)L, Rotterdam, NL
Dock Zuid, Tilburg, NL (with João Castro Pinto and Jos Smolders)
Flat Pack Festival, Birmingham, UK (with Esther Urlus)

2021
SOLO:
SOTU Festival, Rotterdam. NL (with Youri Meelkop)
Imaginary Network Topologies 22, Twitch, US

2020
SOLO:
TENT20, TENT, Rotterdam, NL (with Marco Douma)

2019
SOLO:
Oude Kerk Charlois, Rotterdam, NL (with Jaap van Gils)
Noodlebar MONO, Rotterdam, NL
Noodlebar WORM, Rotterdam, NL
Dutch Modular Fest, Den Haag, NL (with Jos Smolders)
Klankvorm, V2_, Rotterdam, NL (with Esther Urlus)
De Perifeer, Deventer, NL (with Das Synthetische Mischgewebe)
OCCII, Amsterdam, NL (with Das Synthetische Mischgewebe)
Vrooom, Rotterdam, NL (with Das Synthetische Mischgewebe)
Ruisburo, De Ruimte, Amsterdam, NL
THU20:
WORM, Rotterdam, NL

2018
SOLO:
Readymade, Wunderbar, Rotterdam, NL (with Lukas Simonis and Gilbert van Drunen)

2017
SOLO:
Club Solo, Breda, NL
Oorsprong, Amsterdam, NL
MESM:
Gaudeamus, Utrecht, NL
Kernel Panic, Studio Loos, Den Haag, NL
De Perifeer, Deventer, NL

2016
SOLO:
Geräuschwelten Festival, Kuba, Münster, D
Vrooom, Rotterdam, NL
MESM:
Noodlebar MONO, Rotterdam, NL
WIEMAN:
RuRu Huis, Arnhem, NL

2015
SOLO:
West Wednesdays, Amsterdam, NL
Waalse Kerk, Rotterdam, NL (with Machinefabriek and Marco Douma)
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Les Ateliers Claus, Brussel, B
WIEMAN:
Les Ateliers Claus, Brussel, B

2014
SOLO:
Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL (with Machinefabriek)
WIEMAN:
Hall Of Fame, Tilburg (with Jos Smolders), NL
THU20:
De Perifeer, Deventer, NL
Kernel Panic, Den Haag, NL
Steim, Amsterdam, NL

2013
SOLO:
Maaskamer, Rotterdam, NL
Oren en Ogen, Rotterdam, NL
WIEMAN:
Trenkel, Rotterdam, NL
THU20:
Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL

2012
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Soundays, Madrid, ES
KGNM myCage Reihe #2, Cologne, DE
Blurred Edges Festival, Hörbar, Hamburg, DE
SOLO:
Audioblast Festival, Nantes, FR
Plattfon, Basel, CH
DEAF Festival, Gouverne Theatre, Rotterdam, NL
DDD, Gouverne Theatre, Rotterdam, NL
Villa K, Den Haag, NL
With Marco Douma:
Ku(n)stplaats, Hoek van Holland, NL
With mecha/orga:
WORM, Rotterdam, NL
Villa K, Den Haag, NL
Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL
With Marco Douma & Machinefabriek:
Stadt(t)räume, Basel, CH
Pierdrie at Worm during IFFR, Rotterdam, NL
WIEMAN:
Live @ ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE
Mole’s Milk, WORM, Rotterdam, NL
ULTRA 2012, Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL

2011
SOLO:
Aether 11, Blaak 10, Rotterdam, NL
Asscrack Stage Hack, Deventer, NL
(h)ear, KuS, Heerlen, NL
Mathenesserplein, Rotterdam, NL
Studio Loos, Den Haag, NL
Bosch Acousmatic, Arnhem, NL
Villa te Koop, Den Haag, NL
ZÈBRA:
Oddstream Festival, Nijmegen, NL
(h)ear, KuS, Heerlen, NL
Les Ateliers Claus, Bruxelles, BE
THU20:
Les Ateliers Claus, Bruxelles, BE
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Bosch Acousmatic, Arnhem, NL
(h)ear, KuS, Heerlen, NL
Les Ateliers Claus, Bruxelles, BE

2010
ZÈBRA:
Castle Space Sound, Baarlo, NL
Jos’ Birthday Bash, Tilburg, NL
Sinafest, Idrija, SL
Q4 BAUPLTZ, Venlo, NL
SOLO:
Ausklang Festival, Hörbar, Hamburg, DE
Sonikas Festival, Madrid, ES
Q4 BAUPLTZ, Venlo, NL
Maria Roepaen, Ottersum, NL
Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL
B.a.d Foundation, Rotterdam, NL
Intro In Situ, Maastricht, NL
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Q4 BAUPLTZ, Venlo, NL
Maria Roepaen, Ottersum, NL
OCCII, Amsterdam, NL
Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL

2009
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Maakhaven, Den Haag, NL
GES, St. Petersburg, RU
C.C. Oratorienhof, Leuven, BE
ZÈBRA:
The Public School, Brussels, BE

2008
SOLO:
DOM, Moscow, RU
GES, St. Petersburg, RU
ARS – Forum, Yaroslavl, RU
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Kulturbunker Mühlheim, DE
DOM, Moscow, RU
GES, St. Petersburg, RU
ARS – Forum, Yaroslavl, RU
SLO-FI:
Club Shtopor, Moskwa, RU

2007
SLO-FI:
M.S. Stubnitz, Amsterdam, NL
THU20:
Paradox, Tilburg, NL
ZÈBRA:
M.S. Stubnitz, Amsterdam, NL
B.a.d Foundation, Rotterdam, NL
Havenkwartier Festival, Deventer, NL
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
ZXZW Festival, Tilburg, NL
Steim, Amsterdam, NL
SOLO:
Cuba, Münster, DE
Blurred Edges Festival, Westwerk, Hamburg, DE

2006
SOLO:
LMC’s 15th Festival of Experimental Music, ICA, London, GB
TOU, Stavanger, NO
Radar.Bar, Madrid, ES
Dutch Mulch Convention, OT301, Amsterdam, NL
ZÈBRA:
Valkhofaffaire, Nijmegen, NL
M42, Xanthi, GR
Earational, Den Bosch, NL
Club Zenith, Thessaloniki, GR
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Folk Museum, Xanthi, GR
GOEM:
Tobacco Warehouse, Xanthi, GR
SLO-FI:
Club Zenith, Thessaloniki, GR

2005
ZÈBRA:
Worm, Rotterdam, NL
Kraakgeluiden, OT301, Amsterdam, NL
KAPOTTE MUZIEK :
Kulturbunker, Mühlheim, DE
Broeinest, Eindhoven, NL
Audioscope 3 Festival, Maastricht, NL
GOEM:
Sintesi Festival, Napoli, IT
SLO-FI:
Sintesi Festival, Napoli, IT

2004
SOLO:
Gog.Bot Festival, Enschede, NL
Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
Garage, Den Haag, NL
)TOON) Festival, Haarlem, NL
J’ee Haw Presentation, Pand Paulus, Schiedam, NL
SLO-FI:
Ei-Cel, Deventer, NL
GOEM:
Gog.Bot Festival, Enschede, NL
Veemvloer, Amsterdam, NL
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Garage Festival, Stralsund, DE

2003
SOLO:
Electrograph 03 Festival, Athens, GR
Festival des Musiques Innovatrices, St. Etienne, FR
AveCom Festival, Historische Kelders, Arnhem, NL
Nacht der Museen, Frankfurt, DE
Waves Festival, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL
Rooseum, Malmö, SE
GOEM:
I.D.E.A.L Festival, LU, Nantes, FR
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Cape Noise Festival, Den Haag, NL
Festival des Musiques Innovatrices, St. Etienne, FR
Sonorama, Hooghuis, Arnhem, NL
SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, NL

2002
SOLO:
Switch, Rotterdam, NL
Observatori 2002 Festival, Valencia, ES
Sonorama, Hooghuis, Arnhem, NL
ROOM, Rotterdam, NL
Sea(h)ear, Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL
Zeitgeist Gallery, Boston, US
Flywheel, Easthampton, US
Lampo, Chicago, US
Rensselaer Polytech, Troy, US
Bimhuis, Amsterdam, NL
GOEM:
SONAR Festival, Barcelona, ES
Tonic, New York, US
Lampo, Chicago, US
Tritone, Philadelphia, US
Cement Festival, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Sea(h)ear, Filmhuis, Den Haag, NL
Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, FR
Zeitgeist Gallery, Boston, US
Flywheel, Easthampton, US
Lampo, Chicago, US
CPOP Gallery, Detroit, US
Rensselaer Polytech, Troy, US
BLD, Columbus, US

2001
SOLO:
Gravensteen Castle, Gent, BE
VIII.Szünetjel Nemzetközi Experimentális Zenei Fesztivál, Budapest, HU
Collaboration with Tore H. Bøe (N) for Brombron, Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL
Concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto, JP
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
VIII.Szünetjel Nemzetközi Experimentális Zenei Fesztivál, Budapest, HU
Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, JP
Mutek Festival, concert and workshop, Montréal, CA
GOEM:
Stop.Spot Festival, Linz, AT
Concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, JP
UK Tour, Glasgow, Brighton, London, GB
Mutek Festival, Montréal, CA
OFFF, Barcelona, ES
Worm: Carte Blanche for Roel Meelkop (solo performance, GOEM, Kapotte Muziek), Worm, Rotterdam, NL

2000
SOLO:
Grosse Studio’s, Kleine Sampler, Podewil, Berlin, DE
IN (T)HERE, with choreographer Reinier Schimmel, TENT. CBK, Rotterdam, NL
THU20:
Noorderzon Festival, Casa Electronica, Groningen, NL
GOEM:
Armada Festival, Nijmegen, NL
Noorderzon Festival, Casa Electronica, Groningen, NL
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Global Attic Fesival, Kunst & Komplex, Rotterdam, NL
Noorderzon Festival, Casa Electronica, Groningen, NL

1999
DEATH PACT:
Withdrawal, Zeebelt, Den Haag, NL
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
c.u.b.a., Münster, DE
Ausklang Festival, Hörbar, Hamburg, DE
Cling Film Festival, Brugge, BE
SOLO:
Hörbar, Hamburg, DE
Nova Zembla, Den Bosch, NL
Interchange Format 3,1416…, with Adriana Sa, Gert Rietveld & Babak Afrassiabi, Duende, Rotterdam, NL
WORM Salon # 3, Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, NL
THU20:
Dodorama, Rotterdam, NL
GOEM:
Club Schweiz, Berlin, DE
Gleis 22, Münster, DE
Oblique Winter Nights Festival, Nevers, FR
Club Transmediale, Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, DE
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, DE
Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL
Recording of live session for VPRO Radio, Amsterdam, NL

1998
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Workshop and concert at Podewil, Berlin, DE
Nature is Perverse Festival, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE
Workshop and concert at Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE
GOEM:
Ein Abend Mit Mego, Galerie Keller, Den Haag, NL
B52, Rennes, FR
Artooz Festival, Limoges, FR
Café Sonore, Amsterdam, NL
Privat Klub, Berlin, DE
Earational Festival, Melkfabriek, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
Nature is Perverse Festival, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE

1997
THU20:
Third Experiences Festival, Paris, FR
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Workshop and concert at Masterclass Festival, Korzo, The Hague, NL
Performing on the Edge Festival, Rotterdam, NL
Concerts in Nijmegen & The Hague (NL), Kaiserslautern (DE), Paris (FR)
GOEM:
Gracia Territory Sonar, Barcelona, ES
Lierop, NL
Club Sniper, Berlin, DE
Kunst Und Technik, Berlin, DE

1996
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Recording of live performance for De Avonden of the VPRO (Dutch National Radio)
Concerts in France, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany

1995
KAPOTTE MUZIEK:
Concerts in Italy, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium

1994
THU20:
Concerts in Germany, France, Belgium and The Netherlands

1993
THU20:
Futur Interieur Festival, Nancy, FR

1991
THU20:
Isola nel Cantiere, Bologna, IT

1990
THU20:
AVE Festival, Arnhem, NL (in collaboration with Sicilian theatre group Famiglia Sfuggitta)
Earshot Festival, Newcastle, GB
Recording at CEM studio in Arnhem for ‘Communication’, a radioplay commissioned by De Bovenbouw, a radio program of NOS (Dutch National Radio)

1989
THU20:
DMA 2 Festival, Bordeaux, FR
(Tele)Communication in Art Festival, V2_Organisation, Den Bosch, NL (in collaboration with American sound artist Gregory Whitehead)

1987
THU20:
Recording of a short radioplay for De Bovenbouw of NOS (Dutch National Radio)
Concerts in The Netherlands

BIOGRAPHY

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 eighties when he started post-industrial project THU20, together with Jac van Bussel, Peter Duimelinks, Jos Smolders and Guido Doesborg. Their working method included many discussions about how to compose and why. This period was crucial in forming his ideas and concepts about sound and how to organise it, but it was not until the mid nineties that he was able to fully realise 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 sound work, most of which was recieved enthusiastically in the small but dedicated world of sound art. His other activities include working with Kapotte Muziek and GOEM, together with Frans de Waard and Peter Duimelinks, and organising sound events, mostly in Rotterdam.
Aside from releases, Meelkop creates site-specific sound installations and performance pieces in collaboration with other artists. He also creates sound tracks and environments for video, film and theatre.
His work is often described as nuanced, dynamic and sculptural, which seems to be  a reflection of his training. Meelkop has never received any formal musical education and is mainly interested in structure, dynamics and timbre, more than tonality and rhythm.

1986-1990
Willem de Kooning Academy for the Arts, Rotterdam, NL
1995-1997
Willem de Kooning Centre for Advanced Studies in Art and Art Philosophy, Rotterdam, NL
(now Piet Zwart Intitute)

RELEASES

2024
Roel Meelkop / Reinhold Bogaard – TRAFO, C60, UitZicht 003, NL

2023
Roel Meelkop – Viva in Pace, CD, Crónica Electrónica, P
Roel Meelkop – Rest in Space, CD, Turntable Tapes, NL

2022
Roel Meelkop – (2) lives, DAT, Now DAT’s What I Call Music, NL
Roel Meelkop & Das Synthetische Mischgewebe – Violence Against the Evidence, CD, Flag Day Recordings, US

2020
Roel Meelkop – Crossmodulated, Crónica Electrónica, P

2019
If, Bwana / Roel Meelkop / Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau / The New Blockaders – Die Stille Nach Dem Schuss, LP, Psych.KG, D

2018
Roel Meelkop – K(7), cassette, Robert & Leopold Imprint, US
Roel Meelkop & Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau – Surfing Primal Drives, CD-r, Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond, D

2016
Wieman – Alive Futarist Minifesta, CD, Attenuation Circuit, D
Wieman – Live in Cyberia, LP, inu itu, B
Roel Meelkop & Sjak van Bussel – Meelkop van Bussel, cassette, Antenne Records, NL

2015
Wieman – Trenkel, CD, KVITNU, D

2014
Wieman – The Classics Album, CD, Baskaru, FR
Wieman, ULTRA – Live in Extrapool, CD, Extrapool, NL
Wieman – Cutting Room Flour, cassette, Lage Landen Lawaai, NL

2013
Roel Meelkop, mecha/orga – Rotterdam 54:21, CD, Monochrome Vision, RU
THU20 – Vroeg Werk, 2 CD, Monochrome Vision, RU

2012
W & B Hein, Materialfilme, DVD, editionFilmmuseum,DE
Roel Meelkop, Rutger Zuydervelt & Marco Douma – PIERDRIE, DVD, pierdrie.org, NL
Roel Meelkop – 17 M, mp3, Echomusic, LT

2011
Roel Meelkop & Takanobu Hoshino – Fukushima, CD, obs*, RU
Roel Meelkop & Machinefabriek – Aether 11, Earlabs, NL
Roel Meelkop – Live at LMC, CD-R, Lona Records, HK
Kapotte Muziek/Richard Ramirez – Statement 1950, Split Cassette, Unlimited Drift, US

2010
Zèbra – De Limbabwe Tape, Cassette, Limbabwe Records, SL
Zèbra – j05 50j, 3″CD-R, moll, NL
Zèbra – Live in Leugen, Korm Plastics, CD, NL
Roel Meelkop – grey mass / grey matter – double 3″CD-R, 1000füssler, DE
Roel Meelkop – Oude Koeien – CD, Herbal International, MY

2009
THU20 – Tilburg, LP, Korm Plastics, NL

2008
Zèbra-The Black and White Album, Symbolic Interaction, JP
Roel Meelkop, an ear for numbers, CD, zang:records, NO
slo-fi – ‘s loot – MP3, esc.rec, NL
Roel Meelkop – Real Mass, 3″ CD-R, Lona Records, HK
Roel Meelkop, Giuseppe Ielasi, Howard Stelzer, Frans de Waard – Zondag, CD, Port, JP

2007
Roel Meelkop – 5{Zwischenfälle}, CD, Auf Abwegen, DE
Kapotte Muziek – ZXZW Tilburg, mini-CD-R, Moll, NL
Roel Meelkop – Business as Usual, Business Card CD-R, Moll, NL
GOEM – Robbed, CD, Small Voices, IT
Roel Meelkop – Numbered Four, CD-R, a question of re_entry, GR

2006
Roel Meelkop – 1(hour as god’s gift getting stuck in your gizzard), CD-R, Audiobot, BE
slo-fi – ‘s latest hits, CD-R, esc.rec, NL
Kapotte Muziek/Seymour – Keulen/Geht Doll, Split 10”, licht-ung, DE

2005
Roel Meelkop – Haramu / Drempel, CD-R, Why Not Ltd., MY
Roel Meelkop – >MOMENTUM<, CD, nonvisualobjects, AT
Kapotte Muziek – Praag/Rotterdam, CD, Pac Rec, US
Roel Meelkop – 5(AMBIENCES), CD, Intansitive Recordings, US

2004
Roel Meelkop – (ONKYO OK), CD, CMR, NZ
GOEM – Acht Centimeter, Mini-CD, Testing Ground, ES
>slo-fi, 12″, Antenne Records, NL

2003
Roel Meelkop – Ghost Tracks, MP3, Earlabs, NL
Roel Meelkop – 4(PROPOSITIONS), CD, Tariff Records, US
Kapotte Muziek – Columbus, CD-R, Gameboy Records, US
THU20 – Groningen, CD, Mixer, NL
Frans De Waard/Roel Meelkop – Fragment/{Workshop}, LP, Mixer, NL

2002
Roel Meelkop – 10 + 8(FAVORITES), CD + LP, V2_Archief, NL
Roel Meelkop – LIAR, mini-CD, Klingfilm, BE
Tore Roel Honoré Meelkop Bøe – Sovezacht,CD, Brombron, NL
DEXTER/GOEM – RE:SOURCE, Split-CD, Test Tone Music, JP
Roel Meelkop – (TO BE ANNOUNCED), CD, Line, US
Roel Meelkop – 2(IOS SMOLDERS), 5” Lathe Cut, Korm Plastics, NL
THU20 – Nancy / Het Archief, CD-R, Alluvial Recordings, US
V.A. – APRIL, USA tour CD, Boxmedia, US
GOEM – Lokatie:Glasgow, mini-CD, Consume, GB
GOEM – Gast, CD, Mutek, CA

2001
GOEM – Abri, CD, 12k, US
GOEM – Vier, mini-CD in Invalid Object Series, Fällt, EI
GOEM – Disco, Fourth Dimension, GB
^slo-fi, 12″, AUDIO.nl, NL

2000
GOEM – Mort aux Vaches, CD, Staalplaat, NL
GOEM – Punik, CDEP, Staalplaat, NL
Roel Meelkop/Toy Bizarre – 4 Pieces, CD, Kaon, FR

1999
Duimelinks, Meelkop, Wehowsky – Verklärte Tage, CD, Sonoris, FR
GOEM – Lokatie, CD, Microwave, NL
Roel Meelkop – 6(MAILCOP RULES), CD, Intansitive Recordings, US
Roel Meelkop – 1(RIKTIGT DÖD), 7”, Korm Plastics, NL
THU20 – Elfde Uni, CD, Flenix, JP
GOEM – dertig cm, 12”, Mego, AT
Roel Meelkop – 7(PERCEPTIONS), CD, Staalplaat, NL
~slo-fi, CD-R, Microwave Recordings, NL
*slo-fi, 12″, AUDIO.nl, NL

1998
GOEM – reduktie, CD, Noise Museum, FR
Roel Meelkop / Frans de Waard – GLAS, 10”, Korm Plastics, NL
Roel Meelkop – 1(VERAMENTE MORTO), 7”, Korm Plastics, NL
THU20 – Derde Schijf, CD, Staalplaat, NL
GOEM – goem, 12”, AUDIO.nl, NL
Roel Meelkop – 2(BLAUW PLAATJE), 7”, Meeuw Muzak, NL
Roel Meelkop – 3(STÜCKE IM ALTEN STIL), 10”, Korm Plastics, NL

1997
GOEM – stud stim, CD, Raster/Noton, DE
Kapotte Muziek – Mort aux Vaches, CD, Staalplaat, NL
Roel Meelkop – 2(KYOKU), mini-CD, Staallaat, NL

1996
Roel Meelkop – 9(HOLES IN THE HEAD), CD, trente oiseaux, DE
Kapotte Muziek – Kapotte Muziek sind.., 7” picture disc, Korm Plastics/V2_Archief, NL
Kapotte Muziek – ADD, mini-CD, Staalplaat, NL

1992
THU20 – Tweede Schijf, CD, Midas Music, NL

1990
THU20 – Bordeaux, LP, Midas Music, NL
THU20, Eerste Schijf, CD, Midas Music, NL

1987
Mailcop – Muzak, C60, Midas Music, NL

1986
Mailcop – Music for loud parties vol.3, C44, Midas Music, NL
THU20 – Live in…, C30, Midas Music, NL
THU20 – Live in…, C30, Midas Music, NL

1985
Happy Halloween – To all the leaders, C20, Turntable Tapes, NL
Happy Halloween – The speed of mind, C20, Turntable Tapes, NL
Happy Halloween – Four days in monotony, C20, Turntable Tapes, NL

EXHIBITIONS

2024
In Duration of Time, Studio Borgerstraat, Rotterdam, NL

2012
Fleeting, Galerie Hommes, Rotterdam, NL

2010
K@R-t-Blanche, Maria Roepaen, Ottersum, NL

2008
SMAC Soundings, 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, US

2007
Paulo Post Futurum, Breda’s Museum, Breda, NL

2006
Audiotoop, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, NL
Neo-beginners, TENT., Rotterdam, NL
Audiotoop, Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL
Audiotoop, Consortium, Amsterdam, NL

2005
UNsilently, The Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, US
murmur, TENT.CBK, Rotterdam, NL

2004
‘Im Birkenwald’, Outline, Amsterdam, NL
)TOON) Festival, Haarlem, NL

2002
Hooghuis, Arnhem, NL
Switch, Rotterdam, NL
Cling Film Installation, Brugge, BE
Blauwdruk, Op Visite, Delft, NL
Volume III, Lokaal 01, Breda, NL

2001
Earational Festival, Melkfabriek, Den Bosch, NL
Amplitude of Chance, Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki, JP

2000
Sneak, De Kunsthuid, Rotterdam, NL
just about now, TENT. Centre for Visual Arts, Rotterdam, NL

1999
EnRedO Soundscapes, Barcelona, ES
Vullen/Voelen, TENT., Rotterdam, NL
Fables from a Technological Era, Blijdorp Zoo, Rotterdam, NL

1998
The Eye and the Ear, Duende, Rotterdam, NL
Ceterum Censeo II, Marstall, Berlin, DE
just about now, Villa Alckmaer, Rotterdam, NL

1997
Badges, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Nijmegen, NL
SWARM, Polaris, Rotterdam, NL
Opening, XX Multiple Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
Flashlight/Hikari, De Vaalserberg, Rotterdam, NL

1996
ExpoHenk, Delta Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
Here I Am, Where Are You…, Witte de Withstr. 7c, Rotterdam, NL

1995
Een verzameling beelden, Caldic Collection, Wassenaar, NL
Bar, Groninger Museum, Groningen, NL
Bar, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, NL

1994
Les Abattoirs, Marseille, FR
Interieur, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
Het Kindermuseum, Museum van Bommel – van Dam, Venlo, NL
Dialog, Galerie am Rathaus Innenhof, Münster, DE

1993
Lost Masters, De Vaalserberg, Rotterdam, NL
Auto, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL

1992
EXPO 92, ExpoHenk, Rotterdam, NL

1991
Hakken en Kwasten NU, ExpoHenk, Rotterdam, NL

1990
Tentoonstelling, ExpoHenk, Rotterdam, NL
Hotel Fantasia, Dionysus, Rotterdam, NL
Beelderen rond de burcht, Oostvoorne, NL
Delta Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

1989
Third Eye Gallery, Birmingham, GB
The Parking Lot, Delta Gallery, Rotterdam, NL

1986
Signalementen, De Hoepel, Venlo, NL

MISCELLANEOUS

2008
Commison for new work for headphones by Australian curator Salvatore Panatteri.
Lecture at Theremin Centre, Moscow, RUS

2004
Invariants under transformation, performance/installation with Sato Endo. Performed during Dans @ Tack, Kortrijk, B and Het Archief, Den Haag, NL.

2003
HARAMU/Drempel, theatre/dance/voice collaboration performance/installation with Sato Endo & Kim Zieschang. Performed in Las Palmas, Rotterdam, NL.
Commission by International Film Festival Rotterdam for ‘Ghost Tracks’, 8 short audio tracks, to be played before and after screenings in the -stat.ic programme.

2002
Soundtrack for the dance performance [FROESJíO] by Reinier Schimmel and Patrizia Semperboni.

2001
Sound-dance performance ‘Peninsulae’ with Peter Duimelinks, Nina Hitz, Christina Gehrig Binder and Ruby Edelman.

2000
Soundtrack (with Peter Duimelinks and Nina Hitz) for dance performance ‘Peninsula 43a’ by Christina Gehrig Binder and Ruby Edelman.
Collaboration with choreographer Reinier Schimmel for sound-dance performance IN (T)HERE.

1999
Soundtrack for the dance performance ‘Ladadi Ladadie’ by Reinier Schimmel and Patrizia Semperboni.
Soundtrack for the dance performance “pagim” by Penina Schupper.

1998
Soundtrack for the dance performance “no-ani” by Penina Schupper.

ACTIVITIES

1984-1986
Member of several experimental music groups
Musical soloproject Happy Halloween

1986-1995
Music / audio art project Mailcop

1986-now
Member of audio art collective THU20

1989-1996
Member of artists initiative ExpoHenk, Rotterdam, NL
Organisation of several exhibitions for ExpoHenk

1995-now
Solo projects under own name
Joins electro-acoustic live project Kapotte Muziek

1997
Co-organisation of ‘Performing on the Edge’ festival, Rotterdam, NL
Musical collaboration with Frans de Waard: GOEM (Peter Duimelinks joins later the same year)

1998
Organisation of audio art exhibition just about now in Villa Alckmaer, Rotterdam, NL
Co-founder of ‘audio.nl’, record label and organisation for the promotion of experimental music and audio art

1998-2005
Reviewer of Vital Weekly Magazine, an email magazine for new experimental music

1999
Solo music project slo-fi

2000
Curator and organiser of just about now in TENT Rotterdam, NL

2000-2008
Programmer of live audio events at TENT Rotterdam, NL

2001-2003
Programmer of electronic music at WORM, Rotterdam, NL

2003
Co-curator of -stat.ic (part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam), TENT.CBK, Rotterdam, NL

2005
Musical collaboration with Frans de Waard: Zèbra

2012
Musical collaboration with Frans de Waard: Wíeman

 

WIEMAN

Wieman is another project of Roel Meelkop & Frans de Waard; the logical runner-up to Goem, first called Zèbra, but in 2012 they changed their name to Wieman. They call their music meltpop and take conceptual approaches to create new music. They created new pieces out of the catalogue of Factory Records, worked with music that had the word ‘music’ in it, remixed music from the cassette label Limbabwe Tapes, provided music for a performance leading up to screening of ‘El Topo’ by Alejandro Jodorowsky (together with Ben Schot), worked with Wally van Middendorp (of Minny Pops), reworked Cybe (80s synth musician) for an LP, dissected classical notions in pop music and even mined their own Goem catalogue as the source of music for a new piece of music. 

Wieman | Music | Bandcamp

GOEM live at Mutek Festival, Montreal

GOEM

GOEM (pronounced [ɣum]) is the electronic music project of Frans de WaardPeter Duimelinks and Roel Meelkop. Active since 1996, it is one of the most internationally visible projects hailing from the Netherlands. GOEM’s work has been described as ‘an image of techno’; it’s a very minimalistic approach to electronic dance music. They have about twenty CD and vinyl releases on various labels from Europe and North America.

Find GOEM at https://goem.bandcamp.com

GOEM live at Mutek Festival, Montreal

THU20

Founded: Thursday Februari 20th 1986.
Jac van Bussel, Guido Doesborg, Peter Duimelinks, Roel Meelkop & Jos Smolders.
Electronics and tape manipulations.

THU20 was founded in the mid 80’s in an attempt to break free from the traditional rock band structure of drums, bass, guitar and voice. Instead we started using prerecorded tapes, effect pedals and assorted garbage to produce our music. Initially we were a live project. Releases were simply recordings of live gigs. Later on, we discovered the studio as an instrument, creating complex works, hovering between contemporary composition and noise. Recently Jos and Jac have started remastering all our releases, they are released on our Bancamp page.

https://thu20.bandcamp.com

KAPOTTE MUZIEK

Kapotte Muziek was founded in 1984 by Frans de Waard and Christian Nijs. This collaboration lasted until 1987, when Christian left the project to become a guitar player in a rock band. After this Frans kept Kapotte Muziek going as a studio project and is doing so until this very day. In 1993 Peter Duimelinks joined forces with Frans for an extensive tour in the USA. In 1995 they asked Roel Meelkop to join Kapotte Muziek for live performances. Since then Kapotte Muziek exists on two levels: the studio project, run by Frans only, and the live project with the three aforementioned members. As a studio project, Kapotte Muziek is concerned with recycling used sound material into a new product. Most of us would now call this ‘remixing’. A long list of releases can show for this. As a live project, Kapotte Muziek uses everyday sounds to make collages/soundscapes, with an emphasis on listening to sound itself, rather than to any preconceived ideas. Prerecorded environmental sounds are mixed with sounds, generated by the live manipulation of found objects, mostly found in the vicinity of the location of the performance. Kapotte Muziek have toured exstensively in this formation. Since 1997 Kapotte Muziek have done several workshops, in which the participants are introduced to the musical methods of the Kapotte Musicians. Every workshop is concluded by a live performance of the participants.

Find Kapotte Muziek releases at https://kormdigitaal.bandcamp.com