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R-Muller is a contemporary composer, designer and performer, with a focus on cutting-edge classical-electronic crossover. He collaborates with instrumentalists, improvisers, coders, dancers and other creatives.

In 2012, R-Muller graduated as an MA in Music Technology at the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU). He now works from Amsterdam, and is pursuing artistic residencies abroad.

Artistic statement: R-Muller attempts to extract mystic sound worlds from the chaos of globalised digital culture. He does this by using the computer to abstract personal emotion into spiritual sound: grasping for the pattern-based origins of consciousness in organisms and in the so-called inanimate (such as outer space). Which leads to the question: what were the meanings and powers of spiritual music before, and after, religion?

Compositional focus: Computer generated sounds are contrasted with samples and improvisations of classical and folkloristic musicians. Reminiscent of the sampling and remixing mindset common to club music (such as ambient and techno), the abstraction and minimisation of ancient and classical music are key actions in the compositional and performative research.

"Cirkulae" (audio video)

From the unreleased PROTOKOLS album.

Music & Video by R-Muller | cello by Wen Chin Fu | Double Bass by Christian Tan

"Cynquery" (audio video)

From the unreleased PROTOKOLS album.

Music & Video by R-Muller, vocals written and performed by Josephine Bode, based on footage by NASA and ESA
"Miles away from even a lot of the post-classical music you hear these days, this is driving, jazz-inflected experimental electronic music deeply rooted in classical instrumentation and form."
- CDM about the PROTOKOLS album demo, 2015
"We were blown away by this ensemble."
- Rewire Festival organisation about our live show, 2014
"Beautiful, elegant and mysterious."
- Murcof (Fernando Corona) about R-Muller music, 2015
"Fascinating!"
- Hubble Space Telescope (ESA) about the Cynquery video, 2015
^ photo by Anastasija Pirozenko
^ photo by Michiel Gardner
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