Have been doing little daily electronic pieces as studies - here is the one from today - like a fairly massive mobilé...
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
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/
Sounds better than I remember playing it - great primal and poetic expressions – Kaija has given us cellists several important masterpieces...
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.
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.
A lovely piece - so pleased to have gotten this piece from Kaija...
In 1998, Kaija Saariaho wrote Cendres (Ashes) for our trio (Wolpe Trio, based in Essen Germany at the time), which was a real honor!
The original version of Kaija's MIRRORS as we recorded on a portrait CD of her which Wolpe Trio did for Kairos in Vienna...
Donnerstag, den 23.11.2017, um 19.00 präsentiert Open_Music e.V. (zum 9. Mal) in der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart: SPANNUNGSFELD KOMPOSITION-IMPROVISATION - diesmal... als "Gespannt auf Amerika" in Anlehnung an der "Great Graphic Boom" Ausstellung, die heute schließt. Werke von Jerry Willingham, Scott Roller, Michael Kiedaisch mit Improvisationen von dem Open_Music Quartett und Schüler/innen der EbeLu Gymnasium und der Musikschule Stuttgart.
Looking forward to the next couple of days here in Stuttgart with a visit from my old friend Richard Bodien (and Evelyn McCarthy!) - On that occasion, remembering our 1983 SpokenWord/Music project CHEATING DEATH in Dallas and Austin...
We founded a FB group "Friends of the GSWMF (Greater Southwest Music Festival) Amarillo" this weekend to try to provide some more moral and maybe even financia...l support for a good music festival in my hometown which has been running for almost 50 years and needs some help over the next hump. We have a GoFundMe, of course...
Thanks to Michael Hulsey for the following information:
In the last few days, there are people in the community have spoken up and want to save GSWMF, and there... is a way to help.
Inquire by email at email@example.com.
You can call 806-373-5093, or mail a contribution.
Greater Southwest Music Festival
1000 S Polk St
Amarillo, TX 79101
SR: I personally think this would be a worthy crowd-funding project for someone in Amarillo to head up (with GO FUND ME so any money raised is good even if the goal of say $100K was not reached). I would be glad to help with that anyway I can –
which is why I have tagged 56 of my FB "friends" from Amarillo –
very many of whom (like myself and many members of my family) participated in the GSWMF in the course of many years and even decades - as musical students, teachers, conductors, adjudicators, board and audience members & whatever in a rich band/orchestra/choir culture which has made a very real contribution to the quality of life which has been part of Amarillo's legacy and should be part of Amarillo's cultural & educational environment for decades to come. PERIOD.
This can't be hard to save if we all get the message out, use our connections and creativity - resourcefulness to find and tap new channels of funding, including maybe subscription packages offered for varying levels of contributions, whatever...
[ If you don't like me tagging you, FB offers you an option to remove yourself or just make a comment and I will take care of that (with my apologies)... ]
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KNNCHT-prod. says THANK YOU HEARTBASEL’17
After a long journey with the HeartBasel production and a lovely premiere of “Life’s Pendulum” and “Heart Land” at ...Sommercasino Basel, it’s time to give some thanks and love… First of all to the creator and curator of HeartBasel: Permi Jhooti! (Not enough words and ways to say thank you for all that work and love you’ve put into this project ) - Next I want to say thank you to ScottRoller Music for the recording session of your masterful composition – thank you to New World Border Studios / visions and noise (Michael Eichhorn & Mathias Müller) for a excellent set of nasty badass audio-samples – thank you to Tobi Naumann for your dope cover-artwork of the “Life’s Pendulum” soundtrack (album drops in december – limited pre-release CD available soon!) and a last-minute merch delivery to Basel – thank you to Michael Knead Music for your support in a long and complex Ableton programming process – thank you to Jorge Garcia Pérez, choreographer of “Life’s Pendulum”, and to the dancers of Carta Blanca Dance, who made it a wonderful performance – lots of love to all other artists involved in the “Heart Land” installation: Dirk Koy, Fabio Masini and Lukas Wiedmer – and of course to all other artists involved in HeartBasel, to the easy going and super friendly local crew of Sommercasino Basel and the HeartBasel festival. It’s been a pleasure!
More photos’n’music’n’stuff coming soon.
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 (open-music.eu - 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 Fri...ederichs, viola / Scott Roller, cello and composition
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)
Further information on Scott Roller scottroller.de (German/English)