Rolf Killius is a consultant (museums, exhibitions and media), exhibition curator, ethnomusicologist (MMus SOAS, London University), sound recordist, film producer & editor and radio journalist whose work appears in a variety of contexts. He works in exhibition curating, academic research, music and sound production, film production and editing, oral history study, and the delivery of music, dance and arts events especially related to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and the Arabic States of the Gulf.
Rolf Killius, a German-born British resident, has lived in Germany, Switzerland and India and presently divides his time between London, UK and India.
At present Rolf is the Guest-Curator for the non-European musical instrument collection at the Musical Instrument Museum in Markneukirchen, Saxony, Germany (http://www.museum-markneukirchen.de/start.html). Until recently he was the Curator of Oral and Musical Cultures at the British Library – Qatar Foundation Partnership in London and the Curator for the Indian Music Experience (IME) in Bangalore, India.
He worked as a consultant for the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), ‘the first truly global musical instrument museum’ in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) where he was responsible for collection, research and documentation in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
He co-curated the exhibitions:
Indian Strings & Dances at the Museum of Croydon, London (April – August 2009)
Utsavam – Music from India at the Horniman Museum, London (February – November 2008)
British Library Sound Archive, Music from India (from April 2009) (provided text and music)
Rolf’s work for the British Library and Qatar National Library: