Born in 1986, and raised in Lucerne, Manuel Troller is a versatile innovator of the electric guitar. He experiments with preparations, extended techniques, and sound alienation, and possesses an infallible sense for the musical moment. He studied at the Lucerne Music Academy with Frank Möbus, Christy Doran and Fred Frith. He joined the band Schnellertollermeier alongside drummer David Meier and bassist Andi Schnellmann in 2006; since then, he has been playing and composing power-charged compositions combining minimal music with improvisation extending even to psychedelic rock music. In addition to his collaboration with Nik Bärtsch's Ronin or the improvisation trio Tree Ear, he has a long-standing association with drummer Julian Sartorius and author Michael Fehr, both from Bern. In 2019, he was invited to the Taktlos Festival 2019 in Zurich as artist in residence and curator. That same year, his highly acclaimed solo debut "Vanishing Points" was released on Three: Four Records. Manuel Troller is currently working on his second solo album and on a project for the stage at the Gessnerallee with director Corsin Gaudenz.