Tuesday February 22nd @ the Make It Up Club

This week at MIUC, John Zorn's famous game-piece, COBRA, performed by the Park Street Cobra Collective. COBRA is one of Zorn's many structured improvisations, in which a group of improvisers are aided by a prompter, or conductor, to create a spontaneous composition that adheres to certain rules. COBRA is notable as one of Zorn's most volatile game-pieces, given the amount of freedom and autonomy the performers have in opposition to the conductor. Members of the ensemble can form break-away, or guerrilla subgroups, which can steer the music into radically different domains to those being developed by the conductor and the remainder of the ensemble. For the audience, this makes COBRA one of the most exciting and challenging of Zorn's structured improvisations; and for the performers, it makes it one of the most fun and subversive to participate in. The Park Street Cobra Collective comprises some of the most exciting and energetic emerging improvisers from the free jazz and avant garde scenes in Melbourne.

The Park Street Cobra Collective, featuring:
Andrew Brooks (saxophone)
Al McLean (guitar)
James Bowers (keyboards)
James Macauley (trombone)
Jon Smeathers (saxophone)
James McLean (drumkit)
Hugh Harvey (drumkit)
Sam Hall (drumkit)
Loni Thomson (voice)
Sam Pankhurst (bass)
Ron Romero (saxophone)

The Make It Up Club

Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start

Coming up:
01/03/2011: Nick McCorriston (ACT); Nic Tammens; Axximilation; Mattress of Pagan Horror, featuring Dominic Kavanagh and Leo Kavanagh.
08/03/2011: Focus on the Turntable, featuring, Clinton Green; Lloyd Honeybrook; Ryan Cockburn.
15/03/2011: Tony Osbourne (Syd).
22/03/2011: Mike Majkowski, Cor Fuhler and Jim Denley (Syd/Melb); Steve Heather, Ren Walters and David Tolley (Berlin/Melbourne); James McLean, Jon Smeathers and Sam Zerna.
29/03/2011: Mike Cooper (Roma) and Alex Garsden; Joe Mariglio (San Diego); Rory Brown (NSW).