As part of the recent NOISE SHOCK Festival (July 10th & 11th) was an adapted performance of John Zorn's 'Cobra'. The premise of Cobra and other game-pieces like Shock Tactics is to use hand-gestures, cards, dice etc. to determine the direction of the piece. Game-pieces are in essence "directed improvisation" or "spontaneous composition".
Heat (X+X) and I will again be directing a performance of Shock Tactics at The ARTery in Rock Island on Aug. 14th.
More info to follow.
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