This is the official website of composer Brian Cobb. This site includes sound files and score excerpts of my music, as well as bio information and links to all of my creative, educational, and performing endeavors. Plus, some other things you may or may not want to know about me.
A special performance before our good friend and collegue Jesse Canterbury heads down to the Bay Area. Should be a a great, heart-warming show!
Brian Cobb, Campfire Songs (2011), Present Sounds Recordings
I am extremely happy to announce the release of my song cycle, Campfire Songs, on Present Sounds Recordings! A huge thank you to Tom Baker and Present Sounds Recordings for releasing this CD!
Please purchase your Campfire Songs recording through CD Baby ...or if you desire an electronic format, coming soon through iTunes or emusic.com
"Brian Cobb's haunting CD "Campfire Songs" featuring some of Seattle's best musicians and singers. This song cycle brings the listener right down to the campfire, sitting around listening to music with banjo, guitar, violin, clarinet, percussion..."
The origin of Campfire Songs emerged from the composer’s immense interest in the lure of the campfire, the American Frontier era, and the unique intimacy of Arnold Schoenberg’s chamber masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire.Alongside Seattle’s most adventurous performers, Cobb invites the listener to gather around the campfire and experience a song cycle influenced by one of America’s most ambitious and controversial eras.Combining the words of past and present American frontier poets and the untamed spirit of the American settlers, Cobb’s Campfire Songs circles the wagons for a night of poignant reflection and camaraderie along the unforgiving pioneer trail.
“Has the night descended? Was the road of late so toilsome? Did we stop discouraged nodding on our way? Yet a padding hour I yield you in your tracks to pause oblivious, Pioneers, O pioneers!” ~Walt Whitman