Roland Dahinden was born in Switzerland in 1962. He studied trombone and composition at Musikhochschule Graz (Erich Kleinschuster, Georg F. Haas), Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Florenz (Vinko Globokar), Wesleyan University in Connecticut (Alvin Lucier, Anthony Braxton, M.A.) and Birmingham University of England (Vic Hoyland, PhD).
As a composer he is particularly interested in the intersection with the visual arts. He has collaborated with artists including Andreas Brandt, Guido Baselgia, Stéphane Brunner, Rudolf de Crignis, Philippe Deléglise, Inge Dick, Rainer Grodnick, and Sol LeWitt as well as various architects. As an interpreter and improvisor he performs extensively throughout Europe, America and Asia.
As a trombonist, he concentrates on new music and improvisation. Dahinden concertizes internationally, and has recorded CDs for MODE, Black Saint, Braxton House, HAT HUT, Lovely Music, World Edition, etc. Composers who have written works for him include Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, and Christian Wolff.
Roland Dahinden: Flying White (mode 175)
Naima (mode 62)
Silberen, Lichtweiss (mode 138)
Alvin Lucier: Navigations for Strings; Small Waves (mode 124)
Christian Wolff: Tilbury Pieces (complete) Snowdrop (mode 74)
Roland Dahinden Online
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