Scott Roller


Born 1959 in Texas USA. 1976-81 studies in cello/composition in Texas and Paris, France. 1980-83, Chamber Music America residency in Dallas with the improvisation quartet BL Lacerta.

German resident since 1983. Cellist, Dortmund Philharmonic 1987-90. Active as a free-lance cellist, composer, and improviser as a soloist and with various ensembles: Musikfabrik NRW, Wolpe Trio, Helios Streichquartett and Ensemble Modern, among many others. Worked closely with many well-known composers.

Collaborations with artists of diverse means: especially dance, visual art, theater, spoken word, literature and film/video. In 2005 he co-founded Open_Music Stuttgart, an award-winning platform for improvisation/education. Focus on multi-instrumental performances/productions with cello, mandocello, keyboards and live electronics.

In his artistic and educational work, he seeks new connections between genres, forms of expression – trans-stylistic paths, fertile fields between structure and freedom.

Cultural background

  • Germany
  • United States of America


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Love is Like Air
You don't really know how important love is until you feel a lack of it. It's as important as the food we eat, the water we drink and the air that we breathe. Children need it to grow, and we all need it to live. Whether it's love between parents and children, siblings, friends or lovers, it's completely vital for our survival. Love is like air.
332 votes
  • Pop
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Cello
  • Drum machine
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Kazakhstan
  • United States of America
I Hear You
“I Hear You “ is a piece inspired by the concept of artistic search for perfection… that exist only as a product of creative expression. You never see it, but you always following the “voice” of it. It’s a not easy path to pursue , and one have to do it voluntary and dedicate his life to it - that’s the esoteric sacrifice that you have to make in order to enter this unstable and thorny relationship with your “muse”. My partners for this “love affair” where: an extraordinary guitar and drumset players from Switzerland and a brilliant and very unconventional cellist from Texas. Each one bring a new aspect and details to this tune, that definitely become a “fruit” of four. (I am truly blessed!) Thanks for listening, and… Enjoy!
1076 votes
  • Fusion
  • Instrumental
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Drum machine
  • Drum set
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • United States of America


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