Big band electronics with Cotatcha Orchestra

22 August 2019, 12:35
Big band electronics with Cotatcha Orchestra

Cotatcha Orchestra is preparing a new project combining unique compositions tailor-composed for the orchestra and its soloists with ambient electronic music. The Brno concert is announced to take place at the beginning of November at Divadlo na Orlí.

This time, the sixteen-member band sets off for unexplored waters in the big band tradition, linking the full and mighty sound offered by the big band with ambient electronic features. The programme, at the beginning of which was a dissertation project of bandmaster Jiří Kotača, has matured over time to its present form, in which the authors of music focused on the use of a wide range of instrumental options and improvisation skills of individual players. The concert will feature compositions by pianist Martin Konvička, complemented with pieces written by Jiří Levíček and bandleader Jiří Kotača.

Big band Cotatcha Orchestra will present its new project in Brno on 6 November from 8 pm at Divadlo na Orlí theatre.

The Cotatcha Orchestra brings together top jazz musicians from the youngest Czech, Slovak and Austrian generations and regularly collaborates with foreign artists of the format of Ilja Reijngoud, the Dutch trombone player and Latin Grammy holder. During its existence, the band has given a number of concerts in the Czech Republic and abroad, and successfully launched many unconventional programmes. Concerts of this big band are regularly recorded by Czech Radio.

Photo by David Poul

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