Knut Kaulke is an experimental musician focused on sound design, biologist and lecturer. His motivation is always curiosity and anticipation of the point at which his theories become reality. In his works one can feel the biology of sounds, whose organic consistency always carries something alive in itself.
He studied biology at the Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) and received his Doctor rerum naturalium at the Universitätsklinikum Dresden under the supervision of Prof. Wirth in the field of non-coding RNAs (microRNA) in prostate cancer. Even before his studies in natural sciences, he was an autodidact studying sound synthesis and musical arrangements, trying to create artificial instruments in graphical programming environments such as Cycling’ 74 Max or Plogue Bidule. Recently, he has acquired expertise in Kyma from Symbolic Sound Corporation. This is now the most important tool for creating his tonal worlds.
He is also co-organizer of the audio-visual event SPECTRA, which takes place regularly as part of the Dresden-Audio-Visual-Experience (DAVE) festival in Dresden. SPECTRA promotes the development of new features of audiovisual performance through cooperation. In order to achieve these qualities in the audiovisual project work, artists from a wide variety of contexts are invited to come together in teams to create an audio-visual performance specially designed for an evening in complete artistic freedom.