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.

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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: 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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Audio: Gary Verkade – SR Flux Revisited (1987/2015)

Posted by on 2015 08 19 in Audio, Collaborations, SR Compositions

A brand-new recording by Gary Verkade of my old composition Flux for organ (1987) – on a wonderful-sounding instrument in northernmost Sweden late in 2014 – was the occasion for me to hear this old piece again after many years and remember that I had composed a whole range of modules written out on paper and then distributed on the page at will and fixed in place.

Hearing that fine recording of the material anew, I realised that I could return the fragments to their original free state and let them re-combine freely by using a shuffle mode to play the samples, or make new orderings of the material or use it further in performances…

Listen on Soundcloud by hitting the Soundcloud icon upper right – there you can activate shuffle mode and much better see what he is currently playing.

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