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Dahinden Roland

(02. 05. 1962)

Dahinden Roland
Dahinden Roland
Unteraltstadt 38
Seehof
CH-6300 Zug
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)41 710 80 38
Internet: www.roland-dahinden.ch

Biography
Studies in trombone and composition at Musikhochschule Graz (Erich Kleinschuster, Georg F. Haas), Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Vinko Globokar), Wesleyan University Connecticut (Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier) and Birmingham University England (Vic Hoyland).
1989: Artist in residence at The A. Guthry Art Centre, Monahan, Ireland
1990: Composer fellowship, one year residency in London
1992-95: Assistent of Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University
1994: Master of Arts in Music at Wesleyan University
1994-95: Scholar in residence at Wesleyan University
1997: Artist in residence at the Intermedia Spritzenhaus, Hamburg
1998-2002: PhD program in composition at Birmingham University
2002: Doctor of Philosophy in Music at Birmingham University
2003: prize "Werkjahr" of the art council of the canton Zug, Switzerland
2005: The CD 'silberen' picked as one of the 'Top Classical Albums of the Year 2004' by the arts journal The New Yorker.
As a trombonist he spezializes in the performance of contemporary music and improvisation/jazz, concerts in various countries of Europe, in America and Asia.
Composers such as Peter Ablinger, Maria de Alvear, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Peter Hansen, Hauke Harder, Bernhard Lang, Joelle Léandre, Alvin Lucier, Chris Newman, Pauline Oliveros, Hans Otte, Lars Sandberg, Wolfgang von Schweinitz, Daniel Wolf and Christian Wolff wrote especially for him.
Since 1987 he works in the duo with Hildegard Kleeb and since 1992 together in the trio with the violonist Dimitrios Polisoidis.
As a composer he collaborated with visual artists Guido Baselgia, Andreas Brandt, Stéphane Brunner, Daniel Buren, Rudolf de Crignis, Philippe Deléglise, Inge Dick, Rainer Grodnick, Sol LeWitt, Lisa Schiess, Guido Baselgia, with the architects Morger & Degelo, and with the author Eugen Gomringer
exhibitions with sound installations and sculptors in Europe and America.


Work list
fünfhochvier (1993)
for solo brass instruments
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
free lines part one (1993)
for any number of improvisers-interpreters
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
free lines part two (1993)
free instrumentation
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
See (1993-1994)
for trombone and piano
Co-composer: H. Kleeb.
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Berg (1994)
for trombone and piano
co-composer: H. Kleeb.
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
25 Miniatures for piano solo (1996)
Musical version of furniture.
Manuscript
string 4 # one (1996-1997)
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
immerzeit (1996-1997)
Fifteen miniatures
for piano solo (two- and four-handed)
Duration: 29' 00"
Manuscript
cold mountain (1998)
Sound-room process
for violoncello and electrionic
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
silberen (1998)
for piano and string quartet
Duration: 43' 00"
Manuscript
cold mountain (1999-2011)
version for trombone and string quartet
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
silberen (1999-2011)
version for trombone and string quartet
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Komposition Kamm (1998)
Sound-room process
for violoncello and electronic
Duration: 35' 00"
Manuscript
lichtung kiel (1999)
Sound-room process
for viola and live electronics
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
red on blue (1999)
for string quartet
Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
moving lines (1999)
Sound-room process
for double-bass and electronic
Duration: 13' 00"-37' 00"
Manuscript
loxodrom (2000)
Sound-room process
for violoncello and electrionic
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
mind rock (2000)
string 4 # two
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
lichtweiss (2000)
for vibraphone solo
Duration: 25' 00"
Manuscript
silberen (2001)
for crotales and string quartet
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
mond see (2001)
string 4 # three - sound-room process
for string quartet and electronic
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
constant motion (2001)
for string quartet and electronics
Duration: 14' 00"
Manuscript
one stone (2000-2003)
for violoncello and electronics
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
cold mountain (2003)
string 4 # four
for string quartet with electronics
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
flying white (2003)
string 4 # four with electronic
Duration: 10' 00"
Manuscript
Ein Zitronenbaum (2003)
Suite for Palestine
for alphorn, percussion and turntables
Duration: 27' 00"
Manuscript
poids de l'ombre (2004)
string 4 # five with electronic
Duration: 23' 00"
Manuscript
broken lines (2004)
Sound-room process
for viola and electronic
Duration: 21' 00"
Manuscript
spring bird new song (2004)
for voice and electronics
Duration: variabel
Manuscript
the leaf (2005)
Soundroom process
for feminine voice and viola
Duration: 15' 00"
Manuscript
noi|r|s (2005)
for alphorn and electronics
Manuscript
das blatt von agnes (2006)
Sound-room process
for voice and electronics
Duration: 45' 00"
Manuscript
zinnober (2007-2008)
29 images
for violin, violoncello and percussion
Duration: 40' 00"
Manuscript
action for jackson (2009)
for bass clarinet and electronics
Manuscript
lichtweiss (2009)
Sound-room process
for string instrument solo and electronics
Manuscript
rotraut (2009)
for percussion ensemble
Manuscript
weisslich (2010)
for tenor, recorder and electronics
Duration: 30' 00"
Manuscript
lilienweiss (2010)
Sound-room process
for viola and live electronics
Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript
Klangquadratur (2012)
for alphorn, percussion and electronics
Duration: offen
Manuscript
startled grass (2012)
for violoncello solo
Duration: frei
Manuscript
whitish (2012)
for string quartet and electronics
Duration: frei
Manuscript
recall pollock (2012)
for trombone, piano, alphorn and percussion
Duration: 58' 00"
Manuscript
talking with jimi (2013)
for violoncello solo with electronics
Duration: variabel
Manuscript
Bibliography
Meyer, Thomas: Nuancen im Weissen. Der Improvisator, Interpret, Klangkünstler und Komponist Roland Dahinden, in: Dissonanz 83 (2003)