What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?
Cohen is co-founder of Boston-based band What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? The soul of the band is rooted in its songs - poetic, inventive, emotionally naked meditations on love, religion, sexuality, and identity in the tradition of songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, and Laura Nyro. The band also reimagines classics from Johnny Cash, Prince, and Joni Mitchell, as well as Irish folk tunes and Appalachian murder ballands.
Rockport Public Schools
Cohen is Director of the Orchestra and Chamber Music Program in the Rockport, MA Public Schools, where he started working in 2002. He conducts five different orchestras across 4th-12th grade, and coaches multiple chamber groups. He has also taught Music Composition and Music Topics at the high school level. Cohen collaborates closely with Rockport Music to bring top-notch musical residencies to students in Rockport, Gloucester, and neighboring communities, many of which culminate in concerts at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, featuring student musicians.
Fight or Flight Theater
Fight or Flight Theater does plays on trapeze. They are a group of Rocky Mountain-trained MFA-bearing actor/aerialists with a hankerin’ for visceral storytelling, imaginative staging, and a wee bit of irreverence. They adore Theater and respect its great artists; but they will not hesitate to cut that Shakespeare joke about the “English Kersey” and the “French Velvet” if it’s not funny to a modern audience (Meas 1.ii). They aim to break open great stories with innovative imagery, and elevate a piece’s poetry by literally elevating themselves. Cohen has served as Music Director for multiple FoF productions, including Richard II and Moby Dick.