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One of our Harmonie59 - video postcards with a free improv in lounge lizard mode – from a session in Starzach in the winter of 2016 - video from then outside where we were... More stuff at http://harmonie59.org or our Bandcamp page at http://harmonie59.bandcamp.com

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It is just over a year now that Christine Brunel passed on and I am collecting material for a tribute page and a collation of my cello and sound design work wit...h her between 2005 and 2015 – Music for Christine Brunel... Here is a video of a primary sequence of material that Christine showed me as an opening impulse for our first performance together in Nishny Novgorod Russia early in 2005. This performance is from several iterations of this opening later, from the 2-hour production SPEED in the Machinenhaus in Essen, Fall 2007.

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For the beginning of our 2-hour production SPEED – for dancer, cello and recorded cello and voice (with poems by Robert Lax), Christine and I performed a sequence…
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Trying to come up with 5 sets for a large room, wanted to go for a big arc in the course of the evening. People should be allowed to join in where they feel like it... Running patterns like a DJ but playing cello, mandocello and various keyboards and surfaces to these things...

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Some of my friends give me a hard time about putting out unfinished material as works-in-progress, but after the last five days, I have to share a few things. B...rainstorming for five sets of about 30-40 min through the evening hours, starting each hour on the hour, with an open-ended set at the end...

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Quite simply the notebook of material I have collated the past week or so in preparation for 5 distinct sets of music to be offered up on Pentecost (Sunday, 20 May 2018) each hour on the hour from 19
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Today I finally put together a selected discography of CDs I played on with various groups between 1999 and 2013, most of which are still available, as it turns out...
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Discography 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 Mas....
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Today I finally started updating my website and added a list of albums I have made in the past three years with Harmonie59 (a collective of musicians around Rod...erik Vanderstraeten and myself) which can be heard and even purchased on Bandcamp... Check it out if you like various kinds of improvised music! More info about Harmonie59 under http://www.harmonie59.org/

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Harmonie59 on Bandcamp Posted by scottroller on 2018 01 1 in Audio, Harmonie59 Over the past five years, the musical collective HARMONIE59 (organized by Roderik Vanderstraten) has produced music for several theater productions, videos and films, mostly as studio improvisations in collaboration with....
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In 2012 I had the opportunity to do a concert with and record some tracks with the legendary South-African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (formerly Dollar Brand) which were released in 2013 on the album MUKASHI. Here is a very simple track from that project which I just saw on YouTube.

Album : Mukashi (2013)
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A few days ago, the core quintet of Harmonie59 (H59) did two days of recording sessions out at our hideaway in Starzach-Börstingen and in the last hour or so of the session three of us recorded a quiet little tune while Manu (perc) took a break and Rod (guitar, engineer/producer) walked around with a camera, which I didn't notice at the time.

Sasha Shlain (keys), Christoph Sauer (bass) and yours truly barely playing cello, having returned a couple of days earlier from 3 weeks in Amarillo. My mom died about 12 hours after this recording was made, which makes the quiet mood seem right.

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H59 Session 2018 - Teaser

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Roderik Vanderstraeten shared Boiler Room's video to the group: HARMONIE59.
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Angelo Badalamenti revealing how he wrote 'Laura Palmer's Theme' on an old Fender Rhodes w/ David Lynch by his side. #HappyPianoDay

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Things are getting real. Godspeed and Invincibility Mode
to You and Yours, Maestro Mueller!

>>> America is waiting for a message of some sort or another... <<...<

Editor's note: In the video version of my life, the theme of my which is my European-USAmerican double identity for almost four decades since 1979, this is the title track. Released By Eno/Byrne in 1981, on the album "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" – 36 years ago... All of the texts make sense today as then.

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For the past seven years I have been working to develop my resources for making electronic music to use in live performance and am excited about new developments which are starting to really bear fruit – stay tuned!
One of controllers I use a lot: Arturia's Minilab mkII.

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The past few weeks/months I have been exploring various possibilities for electroacoustic performances and for this i have been trying to develop tools, materia...l, skills and work flows on the electronic side. The idea of Daily Studies is that I am not allowed to spend more than a few hours at most on a piece - sort of a diary form. Here are the results from today and yesterday, if anyone would be curious.

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Scott Roller : Cellist, Composer, Improviser, Educator & Other - Stuttgart, Germany Born in 1959 in Amarillo, Texas (USA). University music studies 1976-1981 in Texas and Paris, France. 1980-83 activ
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Looking forward to our Harmonie59 week after Easter this year – here a few pics from last year... More info: harmonie59.org

Every year around Easter (this year the week thereafter) the Harmonie59 crew gather to improvise and record together. This is from last year – we're all looking forward to it. More Information: harmonie59.org

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Our teaser... Looking very much forward to be there again!

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Very happy with much of the work from the first five years of Harmonie59: here a catalog of our SEVEN releases on Bandcamp in the past 5 years! http://www.harmonie59.org/sessions/

HARMONIE59 ist eine Plattform für Komponisten, Musiker und Sound Designer. Ein Netzwerk für musikalische Projekte und interdisziplinäre Musikproduktionen. HARMONIE59 is a platform for composers, musicians, sound designers, audio engineers… A network for musical projects, interdisciplinary produ...
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Sounds better than I remember playing it - great primal and poetic expressions – Kaija has given us cellists several important masterpieces...

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To my astonishment, I found this on YouTube today, continuing the on-going discovery of tracks from our (Wolpe Trio's) Kaija Saariaho portrait CD from 2004 for Kairos in Vienna – this time with my own rendition of one of her marvelous pieces for solo cello: SPINS & SPELLS.

Kaija Saariaho (*1952): Spin and Spells, for violoncello solo (1996). Scott Roller, violoncello. Cover image: painting by Zao Wou-Ki. *** The music published...
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In 2009, Open_Music had the honor of playing with Stefano Scodanibbio on a concert in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, not aware that this would be one of his last concerts... A special moment with a very special musician and friend.

Live improvisation from an Open_Music concert called "Spannungsfeld Komposition-Improvisation (Between composition and improvisation)" in the Staatsgalerie S...
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