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).

NEW CD

HOLDING PATTERN

This CD is a compilation of pieces written by nine different composers, presenting the depth and variety of nine different personalities. Many of the pieces were composed during lockdown: with hindsight, this had more influence on the creative process than …

News

  • . One of our ca. 30 members of the COB is placed in the spotlight and given Carte Blanche for the evening. This time, Davis West is presenting his own compositions: written not only for the full Composers’ Orchestra, but also for smaller ensembles, made......

  • We’re happy to present our latest CD ‘Holding Pattern’, released on the Jazzhausmusik label in April 2022. A compilation of pieces written by 9 of our composers: Anne Dau, Tom Dayan, Tian Korthals, Heiko Kulenkampff, Hazel Leach, Daniel Meyer, Dirk Strakhof, Fee Stracke, und Agustin......

  • Thursday 31st March, Kunstfabrik Schlot Concert starts 21:00, bar open from 20:00 Entrance: 10 € Kunstfabrik Schlot, Edisonhöfen-Invalidenstr. 117, 10115 Berlin S1, S2, S25 Nordbahnhof U6 Naturkundemuseum Tram: M5, M8, M10, 12 Corona-Info:www.kunstfabrik-schlot.de...

  • our next concert in the Kunstfabrik Schlot is on Friday, 21st January, with pieces by ao Daniel Meyer, Agustin Strizzi, Tom Dayan, Hazel Leach and Heiko Kulenkampff. Corona: 2G+. Updated info about the Corona regulations can be found at:  www.kunstfabrik-schlot.de REGISTRATION IS ADVISABLE! mail: info@kunstfabrik-schlot.de......

  • Next concert at Jazzclub Schlot: March 31...