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Apollo Hyder

Songs, literature, projects


I write songs for artists: musicians, bands, singers, theatre ensembles, filmmakers. You will find demo recordings here

Moreover, I have lyrics that are available to composers for co-writing.

Among my collaborators in music are Chris Sligh, Lara Friedrich, Bobby McKee, Kate Northrop, Jim Anderson, Eric Hunziker, Scott Foster Harris, stefanieastaga, and Gaz Twist.


Storytelling has always been part of my life. I write short stories and am presently working on a novel.

In my essays, I deal with themes that I seek to explore. Thanks to my biography as a child of immigrants with an urge to understand the world, I often offer an unusual perspective in my texts.



Manuscript review of „Der Sommer, in dem ich Schwarz wurde“ (The Summer I Turned Black) by Angélique Beldner and Martin R. Dean

2018 - 2019

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter in the band "Raw Harvest"

2016 - 2019

Member of the Independent Experts Group, an advisory body to Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council

2005 - 2016

Instructor of intercultural training sessions for multinational organizations in Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Italy, India


Co-author of "Interkulturell führen - Diversity 2.0 als Wettbewerbsvorteil." (Intercultural leadership - Diversity 2.0 as a competitive advantage), ISBN 978-3-03823-514-9


Co-author of "In der Fremde - Ingenieure und Techniker auf interkultureller Entdeckungsreise in arabisch-islamischen Ländern, in China und in Indien." (In Foreign Lands - Engineers and technicians on an intercultural voyage of discovery in Arab-Islamic countries, in China and in India), ISBN 978-3-258-07220-3


Editor-in-chief of the anniversary book "indialogue" (ISBN 3-033-00379-6) on Swiss-Indian cultural dialogue


Literary evening with Martin R. Dean, who read from his novel “Meine Väter” (My Fathers), and I from my as yet unpublished novel “Mein Name ist Khemji” (My Name is Khemji)


Winner of the Prix Mass-Médias 1998, awarded by the Fondation Christophe Eckenstein, Geneva


Ich täusche mich”, an art project based on a piece of prose that I had written, to which Daniel Reichenbach created illustrations and Marcel Nusskern set the words in metal type

1991 - 1993

Curator of art exhibitions in the business building of the former Swiss mortgage and commercial bank HYPOSWISS


Initiator and organizer of “Erstes Kilchberger Kultur Meeting” (First Kilchberg Culture Meeting), an exhibition of the artistic productions of numerous local amateur artists


Production manager for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (by Tennessee Williams), a theatre performance with amateur actors in Kilchberg, Switzerland


Screenwriter and director of the short film “Larry”, winning prizes at youth film festivals in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria


Banjo player in an unnamed Dixie student band at the Kantonsschule Enge high school


Solo concert (at age 16) with own songs and cover versions at Jugendtreff Kilchberg

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