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Frakture present Combine & John Zorn's Cobra

John Zorn's Cobra : director Rodrigo Constanzo


Frakture present Combine
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
The Bluecoat
School lane
Liverpool L1 3BX

Prompt: 7.30 start £5.00 / £3.00

A new format from Frakture, an evening combining different artforms and performance styles. Tonight featuring, live paint, music and dance and John Zorn's piece Cobra. An exceptional night and launch of "Combine" from the Frakture Team.

Takahashi's Shellfish Concern
Dave Birchall: Bekke Platt: dance/music duo
John Zorns' Cobra

John Zorn's Cobra : director Rodrigo Constanzo writes

"Cobra is either an often performed contemporary music composition, an improvisational game, a short attention span barrage of noise, a social experiment, or every piece of music you've (n)ever played or heard. I can't be certain as to which it is or isn't but I do know that it involves a group of performers, rules that should be read/understood before hand, a rather poorly made set of cue cards,
and sometimes dirty headbands.

One thing that I know for certain, from years of involvement with the piece, is that no two performances are anything at all alike, even with the same performers, on the same day. It is not uncommon to find yourself laughing at the serendipity that happens during a
performance, only to be still and solemn not three seconds later when a hand gesture made by a performer drives the performance into a completely new direction.

At it's most basic, it is a piece by and for improvisers. A system, or structure, that allows performers to interact in a variety of ways, that can change at the drop of a hat. Beyond that, anyone's guess is as good as mine." RC
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Frakture acknowledge the financial support , of PRSF, ACE Arts Council England plus the voluntary support work of the Frakture Administrative Staff and network musicians.

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