Flautist, Rowland Sutherland enjoys an international career in many
different fields of music. He regularly performs in new music
ensembles, symphony orchestras, jazz groups, various non-Western
groups, pop outfits and as a soloist. Many of Rowland’s solo
contemporary flute performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
He has also composed and arranged music for groups, ensembles and for
On the improv scene artists Rowland has performed with include Craig
Harris, Henry Threadgill, Elizabeth Harnik, Orphy Robinson, Pat Thomas,
John Edwards, Mark Sanders, Geoff Hawkins, David Leahy, Davide
Mantovani, Andreas Weixler, Se-Lien Chuang, Steve Lawson, Alwynne
Pritchard and Thorolf Thuestad.
Jazz and non-Western music artists Rowland has performed with include
Frank Wess, David Murray, Dom um Romao, Jean Toussaint, Airto, Olodum,
Gnawa Musicians of Morocco and Rebirth Brass Band (New Orleans).
He has played and recorded with various new music ensembles and dance
companies in Britain. These include: Lontano, Icebreaker, New Music
Players, Ensemble Expose, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Ixion,
Decibel, notes inegale, Colin Currie Group, Phoenix Dance and Rambert
Composition commissions include those written for Ensemble Bash, The
New Music Players, Lontano, CoMA, Chris Hodgkins (jazz trumpet) and