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Since 2014, CIRMMT students have organized a series of concerts devoted to electro/acoustic improvisation. All CIRMMT members, particularly students, are welcome to participate in this series.

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When Jan 15, 2019
from 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where Café Resonance, 5175a Av. du Parc, Mile End
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The improv@CIRMMT nights are a series of concerts devoted to electro/acoustic improvisation with musicians from the CIRMMT community. 

Doors open at 8:30PM.


Full details TBD.


Cobra (1984): John Zorn (1953-)

Cobra (1984), by John Zorn (1953-), is an unpublished musical composition for a group of musical improvisers and a prompter. Devised of a pre-conceived system of detailed rules but no pre-conceived timeline of events, this piece uses a set of cues notated on cards to direct the musicians on how to proceed.

Due to the lack of traditional musical notation and unknown instrumentation, as well as the use of improvisation, this piece may sound very different performance to performance.



Featuring Game pieces including John Zorn's "Cobra" improvisation game, and other suggestions of game pieces based on improvisation. 

We are looking for a group of skilled improvisers who would like to perform Zorn's "Cobra" as part of an ensemble. Also propositions of specific game pieces to consider are welcome.

To participate, please send an email to ofer.pelz[at] or takuto.fukuda[at] with details about what you plan to contribute no later than December 1st.

Please note that, depending on the response rate, we may not be able to accept all applicants.

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