The Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble (CODE) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit contemporary music ensemble in Central Ohio founded by Artistic Director, Michael Rene Torres, that is dedicated to the promotion, performance, and perception of contemporary concert music in our community. CODE's major focus has been on local creativity while extensively collaborating with Ohio composers, Ohio performing artists, and Ohio arts organizations. Since CODE’s first performance in May of 2015, the ensemble has performed all over the greater Columbus area, premiered 25 new works by living composers, collaborated with several arts organizations and other artforms such as poetry and dance, and has strived to work towards equity in the diverse compositional voices represented. CODE presents a variety of musical styles and aesthetics while searching for innovative ways to meaningfully engage Ohio audiences with substantive new music. We're dedicated to presenting our music free of admission and open to everyone. Never been to a CODE show? Learn about the experience here!
View some of our past performances in our YouTube playlist below!
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