Das 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.

Since its founding in the autumn of 2010 the COB has become an established part of the Berlin jazz-scene, with regular concerts in the Kunstfabrik Schlot.

In 2014 it won international recognition with the release of two very different CDs: the audio-book “Spazieren in Berlin” (texts by Franz Hessel, music by ten COB-composers, produced by the rbb (Radio Berlin Brandenburg) and the first orchestra CD “Free Range Music” (JHM 224).

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Composers’ Orchestra Berlin

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POSTCARD COLLECTION

The new CD (release in April 2018) is ‘Postcard Collection’ (JHM 258). Bandleader and composer Hazel Leach has written a series of ‘Postcards’ : a collection of musical ideas from all over the world …

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

Jazz Podium 6/14 Detlef A. Ott

News

  • In November we’re presenting a series of new Free-Range pieces by our COB-composers: ao Tian Korthals, Heiko Kuhlenkampff, Daniel Meyer and Davis West. Concert starts 21:00, bar opens 20:00. Pay as you like. Kunstfabrik Schlot Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117 10115 Berlin...

  • On Tuesday 8th. October the COB is presenting a Carte-Blanche Concert. In this special series, one of the ca. 30 members of the Composers’ Orchestra Berlin is spotlighted: this evening the music of bassist Dirk Strakhof is featured. Dirk has been composing since the age......

  • Free Range Music: x2! 20 September 2019 20:00 Filu Mela consists of 8 Berliners, whose compositions blur the borders between jazz, modern classic and other styles. Where: Cafe Theater Schalotte, Behaimstraße 22, 10585 Berlin Tel: (030) 341 14 85 , http://schalotte.de/ Tickets: €12, red. €8......

  • We’re back in the Kunstfabrik Schlot on May 21st, with a programme of old and new pieces .. Concert starts 21:00, bar open from 20:00. Free entrance. Kunstfabrik Schlot Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117, 10115 Berlin www.kunstfabrik-schlot.de...

  • Sa 29 September 2018, 20:30, doors open 19:45 Kulturcentrum Bessungerknabenschule Ludwigshöhstraße 42, 64285 Darmstadt Tickets: €18,00 reduced €15:00 https://www.knabenschule.de/index.php?id=562 info@knabenschule.de...