After leaving school in Bavaria Roland slowly learnt the mechanics and politics of music lighting working with small acts in Germany and Austria.
In our days his work includes some of the biggest names in the world of music like Adele, Phil Collins and The Rolling Stones for which he has worked for WBD. Recently he has been responsible for the co lighting design of the current Rammstein stadium tour together with longtime collaborator Patrick Woodroffe. Beside of his work in the concert and touring sector, Roland has been involved in TV shows like the Eurovision Song Contest, a big variety of big scale special events, as well as corporate and theatre productions. Alongside designing shows, Roland’s experience extends into the areas of programming, planning and running shows and projects around the world.
A professional, creative and often radically innovative way of thinking are some of the outstanding trademarks of his work. The over all holistic approach is key for any of Roland’s projects. This also shows in nearly over two decades of experience with media servers and the integration of the worlds of video and lighting.
Beside of working as an individual Roland collaborates with WBD, one of the leading production design powerhouses and has acted as a designer, programmer, as well as lighting and screens director within the WBD team for a long time. Together they have realized a multitude of projects around the globe.
In 2020, Roland founded The Black Project together with Florian Wieder, a holistic production design studio in Los Angeles.
On top of his production work, Roland held multiple lectures around the planet, authored the book "Show lighting" and was nominated for multiple awards internationally.
When he’s not on the road Roland lives in Munich with his wife Shannon and their daughter in sight of the mountains that he loves so much.