Scott Roller

Musician & Educator


Sandeep Bhagwati: Miyagi Haikus
Five complete versions

Label: Dreyer Gaido – CD 21113
Format: CD, Album, Digital
Released: 11 Jan 2019

Version 1: Gabriel Dharmoo (vocals), Jieun Kang (haegeum),  Matthias Bauer (double bass);
Version 2: Peter Evans (trumpets), Dave Taylor and Felix Del Tredici (bass trombones);
Version 3: Martin Losert (saxophones solo);
Version 4: Open_Music Quartet – (Felix Borel, violin; Scott Roller, cello; Michael Kiedaisch, percussion; Jürgen Kruse, piano)
Version 5: Vincent Royer (viola solo)

Notes: The catastrophe of Fukushima in March 2011 prompted Sandeep Bhagwati to spontaneously write 17 haiku compositions as musical elegies – in memory of the victims, but also as a “meditation on the thin skin of our civilization on this restless planet” (Bhagwati). This edition presents 5 complete versions of the Miyagi Haikus in different instrumentations.
It includes 5 cycles of poems by Yoko Tawada, Yang Lian, Monika Rinck, Ranjit Hoskote, and Christian Filips written in response to these recordings.

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Scott Fields Ensemble: Barclay

Label: Ayler Records – AYLCD-159
Format: CD
Country: France
Released: 01 Dec 2018
Genre: Jazz
Recorded at Topaz Studio, Cologne – 18/19 September 2018

Scott Fields: electric guitar, composition;
Scott Roller, cello;
Matthias Schubert, tenor sax;
Dominik Mahnig: percussion.

Recording engineer: Reinhard Kobialka
Cover artwork: Zoe Naima Fields

Harmonie59 on Bandcamp

Between 2013 and 2018, the musical collective HARMONIE59 (director: Roderik Vanderstraten) produced six albums of studio improvisations in collaboration with Scott Roller, four of which are currently available on Bandcamp. H59 sessions have encompassed two to twelve musicians in a focused atmosphere of free exchange.

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Abdullah Ibrahim: Mukashi (2013)
Label: Intuition Records ‎– INT 3431 2
Format: CD, Album
Released: 25 Oct 2013
Genre: Jazz
Cello – Eugen Bazijan, Scott Roller
Design [Cover] – Knut Schötteldreier
Engineer – Klaus Genuit
Illustration [Calligraphy] – Dr. Yukio Tonegawa
Mastered By – Marko Schneider
Photography By – Ines Kaiser, Uwe THEO Kropinski*
Piano, Flute, Vocals – Abdullah Ibrahim
Producer – Joachim Becker

Blind Date: Blind Date Quartet (2012)
Angelika Sheridan (Flutes), Ulrike Stortz (Violin), Scott Roller (Cello) and John Hollenbeck (Percussion)

Genre: Chamber Jazz
Kat.-Nr.: TZ794
Label: Timezone (12791)
Jahr: 2012

Scott Fields Ensemble: Frail Lumber (2011)
Label: Not Two Records ‎– MW 858-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Poland
Released: 15 Sep 2011
Genre: Jazz, Classical
Style: Free Improvisation, Avant-garde Jazz, Contemporary

Composition, Producer: Scott Fields
Electric Guitar – Elliott Sharp, Scott Fields
Violin – Axel Lindner, Mary Oliver
Viola – Jessica Pavone, Vincent Royer
Cello – Daniel Levin, Scott Roller
Mixed By, Mastered By – Reinhard Kobialka
Photography By – Pavel Borodin
Recorded By – Christian Heck

Scott Fields Ensemble: Samuel (2009)
Label: New World Records ‎– 80695-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: USA
Released: July 2009
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz

Composed By – Scott Fields
Tenor Saxophone – Matthias Schubert
Cello – Scott Roller
Electric Guitar – Scott Fields
Percussion – John Hollenbeck
Producer – Scott Fields
Recorded By, Mixed By – Reinhard Kobialka
Mastered By – Paul Zinman
Illustration [Cover] – Letitia Gaba
Liner Notes – Dan Warburton

Scott Fields Ensemble: Music For The Radio Program This American Life (2008)
Label: NEOS JAZZ ‎– NEOS 40806
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2008
Genre: Jazz
Style: Avant-garde Jazz

Cello – Scott Roller
Contrabass – Sebastian Gramss
Percussion – João Lobo
Electric Guitar, Composed By, Executive Producer – Scott Fields
Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Reinhard Kobialka
Producer – Wulf Weinmann

Scott Fields Ensemble: Beckett (2007)
Label: Clean Feed ‎– CF069CD
Format: CD, Album
Country: Portugal
Released: Apr 2007
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Improvisation

Electric Guitar, Composition, Liner Notes – Scott Fields
Tenor Saxophone – Matthias Schubert
Cello – Scott Roller
Percussion – John Hollenbeck
Recorded By – Oliver Bergner
Mixed By, Mastered By – Reinhard Kobialka
Producer – Trem Azul
Design – Rui Garrido
Artwork [Beckett Watercolours] – José Manuel Castanheira

Terry Jenoure / Helios String Quartet / Sebastian Gramss: Looks Like Me (2006)
Label: Free Elephant ‎– 009
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2006
Genre: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz

Violin, Voice – Terry Jenoure
Violin, Voice – Ulrike Stortz
Viola, Voice – Gareth Lubbe
Viola – Axel Porath
Cello – Scott Roller
Bass – Sebastian Gramss
Recorded By – Dirk Peters, Reinhard Finke
Mixed By, Mastered By – Dirk Peters
Artwork – Peter Mell

Mike Svoboda Ensemble: Do You Love Wagner? (2004)
Label: WERGO Concept

Composition: Mike Svoboda

Scott Roller: Cello, Vocals, Melodica; Wolfgang Fernow: Bass, Vocals, Melodica; Michael Kiedaisch: Drums, Vocals, Accordion, E-guitar; Mike Svoboda: Trombone, Vocals, Harmonica

Karlheinz Stockhausen: Tierkreis. 12 Melodien der Sternzeichen (2003)
(Zodiac: Twelve Melodies of the Star Signs)
Realization 1 for bass clarinet, trombone, accordion, percussion, cello, bass and music boxes
Realization 2 for six improvisers, music boxes and “tape”

Mike Svoboda Ensemble: Wolfgang Fernow: Double Bass; Stefan Hussong: Accordion; Michael Kiedaisch: Drums and Vibraphone; Michael Riessler: Bass Clarinet; Scott Roller: Cello; Mike Svoboda: Trombone, Music boxes and Musical direction.

Ensemble >Gelberklang<: Farben Der Stille (Colors of Silence, 2003)
Label: Cybele ‎– SACD 361.201
Format: SACD, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2003
Genre: Electronic, Classical
Style: Modern, Contemporary

Compositions by: Toru Takemitsu, Scott Roller, Morton Feldman, Kaija Saariaho, Albrecht Imbescheid
Ensemble >gelberklang<: Albrecht Imbescheid (Flute), Thomas Reil (Clarinet),Ulrike Stortz (Violin), Gareth Lubbe (Violin), Axel Porath (Viola),  Scott Roller (Violoncello), Maria Stange (Harp), Jürgen Kruse (Klavier), Klaus Dreher and Michael Kiedaisch (Percussion), Bryan Wolf (Live-Electronics)

Recording & Producer: Ingo Schmidt-Lucas


Oscar Van Dillen: De Stad (2003) – Ensemble >gelberklang<
Label: Cybele ‎– 361.301
Format: SACD, Multichannel, Album, Digipak
Country: Germany
Released: 2003
Genre: Electronic, Classical
Style: Modern, Musique Concrète

Ensemble >gelberklang<: Ulrike Stortz (Violin), Marlene Svoboda (Viola), Scott Roller (Violoncello), Holger Philipsen (Contrabass), Thomas Reil (Bass Clarinet),  Michael Peuser (Trombone),
Merima Kljuco (Accordeon), Jürgen Kruse (Piano),  Michael Kiedaisch (Percussion), Oscar van Dillen (Conductor)

Recording & Producer: Ingo Schmidt-Lucas

Link Discogs:

Link Cybele:

KAIJA SAARIAHO: Chamber Music (2001/2004)
Artist(s): Wolpe Trio
Composer(s): Kaija Saariaho
Recording Date: May 2001
Release: 2004
Recording Venue: Funkhaus Köln

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Harmonies and Counterpoints Between Germany and America (1999)

Wolpe Trio: Lesley Olson (flute) – Scott Roller (cello) – Susanne Achilles (piano)

Recording Producer: Ingo Schmidt-Lucas
booklet languages: German, English and French (32 pages)
Sponsored by the Art Foundation NRW

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