John Zorn: Cobra (Premiere)

Saturday, October 13, 1984. 8:00 pm

John Zorn: Cobra (Premiere)

Saturday, October 13, 1984. 8:00 pm

The world premiere of composer Zorn’s legendary and enduring “game” piece, Cobra, in which 12 or more musicians exchange improvised musical phrases, riffs , or passages in large or small groupings following instructions and signals from cue cards, hand gestures, interruptions, and listening. The event was unrecorded except for printed documents and photos.

Arto Lindsay – guitar, voice
Christian Marclay – turntable
Jason Hwang – violin
Jim Staley – trombone
Bob James – tapes
Polly Bradfield – violin
Ned Rothenberg – flutes, bass clarinet
Anthony Coleman – organ
Carol Emanuel – harp
John Zorn – reeds
Wayne Horvitz – keyboards
Zeena Parkins – harp
Bill Frisell – guitar
Bobby Previte – prompter