In the ranks of the One Earth Orchestra are musicians from different generations and diverse musical backgrounds. Classical musicians enter into a fruitful dialogue with specialists from the fields of contemporary and non-European music. In addition to this the ensemble seeks musical exchange with musicians and ensemble who encounter in the individual contexts and places where they play concerts. Open performance concepts during their concerts make musical encounters and cooperations possible that traverse the cultural and linguistic boundaries. Supporting young musicians and integrating them into projects which cross boundaries both musically and stylistically as well as culturally was a core concern when putting together the ensemble and equally when planning concerts.
The permanent members of the ensemble Eva Zöllner, Stefan Kohmann and Sebastian Flaig are first class musicians with many years of international concert experience, the spectrum of music they engage with ranges from interpreting complex contemporary compositions to delicate Arabic, Jewish, Japanese and Indian music. These musicians are joined in the ensemble by the highly talented Anita Farkas, Larissa Nagel, Dominique Thomann, Nikola Komatina and Ruben Staub. These five musicians are still studying and have already garnered praise at numerous concerts and won prizes at competitions from up-and-coming talents.
The composer and artistic director of the ensemble, Volker Staub, has broken new ground by combining the results of intensive sound research in the environment and field recordings of rural and urban sounds with the instrumental and vocal music of our times.