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Rik Myers wrote...
>Ahh, COBRA! If you haven't played, you're in for a, umm, treat. For those
>of you all on the outside, COBRA is a performance game with a set of hand
>signals, cards, and hats taht symbolize particular playing cues. Each
>player (except a conductor) have an instrument and are on the lookout for
>coues from other players. They, too, can offer cues. An uneasy equilibrium
>develops after awhile, with most players polarizing into two camps, the
>players and the directors. Bill Frissel is a player, Zorn a director. I'm
>player. My friend John is a player. Paul is a director. And so on.
Is there a site or repository of these particular signals and hats etc?
to look into this more...
>The "music" is often unlistenable to any but the participants, but I've
>some COBRA performances that were really cool.
If you're not willing to risk cacaphony you'll never get to participate in
sublime interaction either! 8-> That's part of the fun and angst of it.
>A Eugene bar used to have a COBRA night once every two weeks. Fun, but
>ultimately I learned more about traffic control than music and went back
>other forms of live improvisational music.
Wow, where is that bar in my community? (Santa Cruz...) I'd love to know
others in my region that would like to participate in something like this.