Brian Cobb is an active composer, performer, and music educator who resides in Seattle, WA. Brian's diverse composition catalogue includes music for voice, wind ensemble, orchestra, dance, film, electronic media, and numerous chamber settings (most recently a work for viola da gamba and harpsichord, ...so simple a beginning... ). Brian's most recent works include award winning film music for the documentary Bezango, WA, chamber quartet collections, Campfire Songs (for two voices and mixed ensemble) a theatrical song cycle set during the American Frontier era, sCatterEd (for solo flute) an interdisciplinary work that fuses music/theatre/kinesics, and the evolution-influenced in far country (for alto/soprano saxophone & piano) commissioned by saxophone virtuoso Dr. Chien-Kwan Lin. He has also received commissions from the Universal Language Project and the New Works for Percussion Project. Brian’s music has been published by Ludwin Music Co and has received awards and grants from ASCAP, the University of Washington, and Jack Straw Artist's Assistant Program. He has studied composition with Klaas de Vries, Salvatore Macchia, John Bavicchi, Diane Thome, Dennis Leclaire, Juan Pampin, and Robert HP Platz. Brian's music has been performed throughout the United States and Western Europe.
Cobb has received music degrees from the University of Washington (DMA), University of Massachusetts (MM), and Berklee College of Music (BM). Brian is a Present Sounds Records recording artist and is a member of the Tom Baker Quartet, Crosstalk, LawnLife, and Oslo Rite. Over the years Brian has performed with George Garzone, Bob Moses, Max Vax, Ron Bosse, Jeff Galindo, Aaron Goldberg, Tom Baker, David Hahn's Concert Imaginaire, William O. Smith and Matana Roberts. His debut composition CD, Campfire Songs, was released in 2011 on Present Sounds Records and released self-produced “Good night, Darwin” in 2019. Brian is currently on faculty at Bellevue College where he teaches composition, music theory, and film music history.