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improv@CIRMMT @ Café Resonance

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improv@CIRMMT is a student-organized series devoted to electro-acoustic improvisation. All CIRMMT members, particularly students, are welcome to participate in this series. Events are free of charge and explore a variety of approaches to contemporary improvisation.

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When Jan 28, 2016
from 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where Café Resonance, 5175a av. du Parc, Montreal
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The improv@CIRMMT nights are a new series of concerts devoted to electro/acoustic improvisation with musicians from the CIRMMT community.

The third night is on Thursday January 28th 2016 (9:00-11:00pm), and will take place at Café Resonance (5175a Av. du Parc, Mile End). This event will feature John Zorn’s COBRA, a musico-political game piece for a group of improvisors and a prompter. 

This concert will follow a CIRMMT Workshop on John Zorn that will take place a week before, on January 22nd.


Daniel Áñez - Vahram Sargsyan - Gabriel Ledoux - Pierre Michaud - Brice Gatinet - Eric Lewis - Hans Andía - Ida Toninato - Preston Beebe - Ian Hattwick - Tommy Davis - Lawrence Joseph - Sylvain Pohu - Raphaël Tristan - Krisjana Thorsteinson - Jeremy Chignec - Ofer Pelz


Cobra(1984) by John Zorn


Cobra is an unpublished but recorded and frequently performed musical composition by John Zorn that was conceived as a system with very detailed rules but with no pre-conceived sequence of events, or game piece, for a group of musical improvisers and a prompter.  Zorn completed Cobra on October 9, 1984. The composition consists of a set of cues notated on cards, and rules corresponding to the cues that direct the players what to do. The number of players, instrumentation, and length of the piece is indeterminate. Because there is no traditional musical notation and the players improvise, the piece may sound radically different from performance to performance. [Wikipedia]

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