Barbara Cohen

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Barbara Cohen is an accomplished composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer.

Her career as a recording artist includes co-founding the Virgin Records’ band, Brother Sun, Sister Moon, collaborating with England’s rave luminaries, Orbital, singing lead vocals for the French electronica duo, Air, as well as releasing several critically acclaimed solo albums.

Cohen’s scores for film and television range from the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, The Judge and the General; the Cuban-influenced HBO feature, Habana Eva; the guitar-driven score for the MTV feature, Pedro; to the Middle Eastern arrangements for feature documentaries, The Lost Dream for PBS’ POV series; and Al Jazeera’s, America’s Words of Witness.

Cohen’s songs and vocals have also been featured in film and television shows, including: Warner Bros.’, Red Riding Hood; Fox Pictures’ Broke Down Palace; director Michael Radford’s, Dancing at the Blue Iguana; and the NBC primetime series, Lipstick Jungle and Third Watch.

Her awards include admittance to the Sundance Film Music Composer Lab, BMI Conducting Workshop, the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship Grant for Artistry and Composition and the Minnesota Music Awards for Artist of the Year & Vocalist of the Year.