Press & Peers

Zacharias shows within young age that he is a curious composer and arranger that thinks outside the box. He also reveals a strong sense for different musical styles through a repertoire where composed music easily is integrated with improvised music.(…) [We are] positively suprised by the distinct and genuine structure of [Zacharias’] compositions. In his works for bigger ensembles he plays with surprising combinations of instruments and his works show undeniable expertise without being too academically. Besides the high level of craftsmanship Zacharias also exposes a broad and very formative conceptual range of sounds.

– Grammy Award winner Jules Buckley and composer Martin Fondse

This orchestra is special through its concept, exciting through the combination of different styles that seamlessly merge together, which may be mentioned as a compliment for the composer, who passes glamorously in a field where a lot of predecessors hopelessly got lost.

– Tom Beetz,

The Chronometer’s Orchestra is an exciting new band, operating in the area of true contemporary jazz. Contemporary because of all the influences that inspire young and talented composer Zacharias Falkenberg. He blends everything together in a refreshing meltpot of jazz, rock, classical music and freer forms of improvisation. Falkenberg’s composing chops are of a mature skill, with an intelligent sense of humour and always communicative to the audience. Members of the band are young, gifted and dedicated to make the most of the compositions, and amongst them some interesting soloists. Great for clubs and concert halls, and highly recommended for festivals.

– Frans Vermeerssen

The Chronometers Orchestra is a brisk band with versatile possibilities with strong ensemble players as well as soloists. Its leader is an adventurous composer, always pushing the limits in his composing, with great scoring for strings, horns and rhythm and sophisticatedly using instruments as well as the band members.

– Michiel Braam


Special thanks to Marc Brodbeck for financial support and realising our foundation “The Chronometer’s Orchestra”.