Roland Dahinden – trombone player, improviser, composer and performer born in Zug (Switzerland) in 1962
Studies in trombone, composition and conducting at Musikhochschule Graz (Georg F. Haas), Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Vinko Globokar), Wesleyan University Connecticut (Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier) and Birmingham University England (Vic Hoyland)
As a trombonist he spezializes in the performance of contemporary music and improvisation/jazz, concerts in various countries of Europe, in America, Africa and Asia. performed with Anthony Braxton, Miles Davis, Pièrre Favre, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones etc.
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
As a composer he collaborated with visual artists Andreas Brandt, Stéphane Brunner, Daniel Buren, Rudolf de Crignis, Philippe Deléglise, Inge Dick, Rainer Grodnick, Lali Johne, 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.
CD releases for Leo Records London, Mode Rec. NYC, Hat Hut Basel, Col Legno Vienna, Lovely Music NYC, Black Saint Milano, Creative Works Zurich, Warner Bros. NYC, Zytglogge Berne, Splash Rec. Roma, Klangschnitte Graz, World Music Cologna, Braxton House NYC, Amadeo PloyGram Vienna, MGB Zurich.