Scott Roller

Musician, Educator, Writer & Other

Harmonie59 on Bandcamp

Posted by on 2018 04 29 in Audio, Harmonie59

Over the past five years, the musical collective HARMONIE59 (produced by Roderik Vanderstraten) has produced music for several theater productions, videos and films,  mostly as studio improvisations in collaboration with Scott Roller and a team of colleagues– which are available as albums on Bandcamp. H59 sessions have encompassed two to twelve musicians in a focused atmosphere of free exchange.

Harmonie59 on Bandcamp: https://harmonie59.bandcamp.com/

More info: http://harmonie59.org

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Two April Tracks for Cello solo (2017)

Posted by on 2017 04 2 in Audio, Solo

The two tracks are as I “finished” mixing them today. The are the result of two recordings sessions: one 21 Jan 2017 in Ludwigsburg with Luis Schöffend (_reFUSEmix_) and the other 1 March 2017 in Stuttgart with Philip Kannicht (Love’s Pendulum). More information on SoundCloud.

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Audio: SR T’ai – Moon Mantra for Peace (2000/2016)

Posted by on 2016 11 19 in SR Compositions

When 9/11 happened, I was writing a chorale framework as a sort of prayer for peace for variable instrumentation – and we used it in various contexts. In this world between Obama and Trump, I thought this might be a good time to share it.

In its most basic form, the outside voices enter as far apart as they can be and in 24 steps approach one another to finally meet. And again – and again – and again. 

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Audio: Fjutscherdeutsch, 2015/16 – w/ Timo Brunke

Posted by on 2016 02 6 in Audio, Collaborations, iOS

2016_Fjutscherdeutsch_In December 2010 several mutual friends brought Scott together with the multi-faceted brilliant German Spoken-word artist and poet Timo Brunke as EmCees for an awards event at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart, and they have since collaborated intensely on a variety of projects  – most notably two full-length two-man shows: Der Übergang des Abendlandes, 2011 (The Transition of the Western World – a commission from the Theaterhaus, Stuttgart) and Ein Abend mit dem Herrn Sensenmann, 2013 (An Evening with the Grim Reaper – a commission of the Palliative Care Network). Now there is FJUTSCHERDEUTSCH. Timo Brunkes Texte treffen auf Scott Rollers iOS-Musik

 

“Scott Roller durchtränkte mein poetisches Sprechen mit elektronischen Sounds, Sequenzen und Tiraden. Im Austausch zwischen Wort und Musik fanden wir gemeinsam einen neuen Idiolekt, das ästhetische Idiom des Fjutscherdeutschen. Wir sehen unserer ersten Live-Aufführung mit Vorfreude entgegen.”

Für “Fjutscherdeutsch” entstanden 33 Texte, die in unterschiedlichen Formen der Fokussierung und Verfremdung das sinnmusikalische Potential der deutschen Gegenwartssprache ausloten. Vokabeln wie “Enchilada”, “Scharf”, “Alder”, “wallah” oder “Yeah!” werden als willkommene Intarsien eines neuen deutschen lyrischen Wortschatzes verwendet. Typische Rhythmen, wie sie aus den Headphones von Passanten in der Stadtbahn dringen, werden lautpoetisch übersetzt und in Patternpoems arrangiert. “Kiez-Phänomene” wie getagte Kaugummi-Automaten oder Imbiss-Mahlzeiten wachsen sich in Scott Rollers Soundlabor zu kleinen Spoken-Word-Epen aus. Auf einer entlegeneren Ebene bringen Texte wie “Versuch über das Unermessliche”, “Zucchini” oder “Zukunft” den kulturellen Wandel selbst zum Ausdruck. (Timo Brunke)

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