das freie orchester is the latest addition to Berlin’s tradition of prestigious orchestras. Composed in equal parts of upcoming and established instrumentalists, the ensemble has set its sights on performing and recording the works of contemporary composers without ideological bias or stylistic borders.
The word ‚frei‘ (‚free‘) in its name refers to a core value of the orchestra: its independence from state subsidies and commercial sponsoring. This allows it to set its agenda in close connection with composers and focus exclusively on the quality of the music.
Originally founded by producer Dirk Fischer as the in-house orchestra of his label imprint Solaire Records, das freie orchester Berlin is also available for highly specific project suggestions, from studio recordings to movie soundtracks and commercial assignments.