Scott Roller

Musician & Educator

Timo Brunke + SR Playlist (2012)

Posted on 2014 08 17 in Video

There is now a playlist on YouTube with 9 samples from Timo Brunke and Scott Roller’s show “Der Übergang des Abendlands” (roughly The Passing of the Western World). Timo is, of course, a Slam poet who works in German, so an English audience would not be able to make much sense out of much of this, but the second and seventh numbers are purely musical… More information in English about the show here.

Tracklist (with the arrow button you can skip to the next sample in the playlist):

1. Der Übergang des Abendlandes [Timo/Scott] 2. Wayfaring Stranger [Scott] 3. Riesenstandort [Timo] 4. Die Zodiakiden (Excerpt) [Timo/Scott] 5. Die Kitesurferin (Excerpt) [Timo/Scott] 6. Primavera (Excerpt) [Timo] 7. Liebespendel [Scott] 8. RitzeRatze (Excerpt) [Timo/Scott] 9. Es geht wo rum (Mondfahrt) [Timo/Scott]

from: Der Übergang des Abendlandes (The Transition of the Western World) – a Brunke/Roller SlamJam – a Theaterhaus-Stuttgart production.

Text: Timo Brunke Music: Scott Roller (Cello/Elektronik)
Director: Klaus Hemmerle
Video (Camera/Editing/Production): Michi Meier ( and Niklas Zirkov (Camera)
Stage lighting and sound: Phillip Kannicht Shoot: in Theaterhaus T4, on 30 October 2011

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SR: Four Axes – String Trio (2011)

Posted on 2011 11 25 in Open_Music, SR Compositions, Video

The world-premier performance of Scott Roller’s FOUR AXES string trio on 24 November 2011 in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart as part of the third annual Spannungsfeld: Komposition-Improvisation (Between Composition and Improvisation) concert series presented by Open_Music Stuttgart ( – German) in cooperation with the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart with support from the Kulturamt der Stadt Stuttgart, among others.

Open_Music String Trio: Ulrike Stortz, violin / Katherina Friederichs, viola / Scott Roller, cello and composition

Video: Felix Zachmann / Audio: Scott Roller

The comprovisation is a fantasy on the Bao Guo, the eight primary elements in the Chinese Book of Changes (Yi Jing), in the following order:
1) Zhen – The Arousing (Shock, Thunder) 2) Xun – The Gentle (Penetration, Wind/Wood) 3) Li – The Radiance (Light) 4) Kun – The Receptive (Space) 5) Dui – The Open (Joy, Pond) 6) Qian – The Creative (Energy) 7) Kan – The Abysmal (Gorge) 8) Gen – The Limitation (Keeping Still, Mountain)

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