COB | Composers’ Orchestra Berlin

The COB is a large orchestra, with strings, horns and rhythm section, founded in autumn 2010 by composer & conductor Hazel Leach. The members of the orchestra are not only improvising instrumentalists, but are also the composers. There is no fixed line-up: the composers can select instruments from the pool, to develop a brand-new and innovative orchestral repertoire with stylistic influences ranging from classical to jazz and from folk to free…. the music written for this band has no exclusion zones.

Spring 2014 saw the release of two COB CDs!

– in March our ‘Spazieren in Berlin” project was released by the Leipziger Buchfunk

– Our first orchestra CD was released in April on the Jazzhausmusik label… “Free Range Music”

Das Ergebnis dieses metamorphischen Prozesses ist zeitlos schön, sinnlich, mal meloncholisch, ekstatisch, nur eins nicht - langweilig.

Jazz Podium 6/14 Detlef A. Ott

News

  • A special concert featuring the multi-talented Israeli-born musican…  conductor, composer and player. He has been awarded a stipendium from the Berlin Senate to compose for the COB, and our composers have taken the opportunity to write orchestral pieces featuring oud and/or mandolin. www.shaulbustan.com 21:00 in......

  • We’re back in the Kunstfabrik Schlot on Wed. 17th May, with a series of old and new Free-Range pieces by ao Dirk Strakhof, Hazel Leach, Anka Hirsch and Ruth Schepers. When: 21:00 (Doors open 20:00) Where: Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117, 10115 Berlin S1, S2, S25 Nordbahnhof U6......

  • A special programme to celebrate International Womens’ Day with compositions by ao Hazel Leach, Fee Stracke, Susanne Paul, Ruth Schepers, Lucia Martinez, Edith Steyer, Anne Dau, Meike Goosmann und Anka Hirsch. Wed., 8th March, 21:00 (Doors open 20:00) Kunstfabrik Schlot Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117 10115 Berlin S1,......

  • The COB presents a series of Free-Range pieces, ao by Hazel Leach, Dirk Strakhof, Tian Korthals and Fee Stracke. 21:00, doors open 20:00 Lineup in October Strings: Daniel Friedrichs, Claudia Autuori, Katja Braun, Frederico Malverde Horns: Tobias Schirmer (sx/cl), Tian Korthals (sx),  Edith Steyer (sx)......

  • The first concert of the new season: 21:00, doors open 20:00 Kunstfabrik Schlot Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117 10115 Berlin S1, S2, S25 Nordbahnhof U6 Naturkundemuseum Tram: M5, M8, M10, 12...