Roland Dahinden (1962, Zug, Switzerland) studied trombone, composition and conducting at Musikhochschule Graz (Georg F. Haas), Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Vinko Globokar), Wesleyan University Connecticut (Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier; M.A.) and Birmingham University England (Vic Hoyland; Ph.D.). As a trombonist he spezializes in the performance of contemporary music and improvisation/jazz, he performed with A. Braxton, Miles Davis, Pierre Favre, George Gruntz, Quincy Jones, etc. Composers such as Peter Ablinger, Maria de Alvear, A. Braxton, John Cage, Bernhard Lang, Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, etc. wrote especially for him. As a composer he collaborated with visual artists (Inge Dick, Sol LeWitt, etc.) and with the author Eugen Gomringer exhibitions with sound installations and sculptors in Europe and America.