Making the Phrase


Matana Roberts describes COIN COIN and talks about origins and practices. Behind her is a long list of mentors and inspirations.

Earlier in the day, Myra Melford gave a workshop on large ensemble improvising and conducting strategies, describing the work of Butch Morris and Fred Frith. She also led the group through the cueing system of John Zorn’s Cobra, and performed several versions of that piece.

We also had a “faculty” rehearsal with Myra, Matana, Michael Bates, Ben Monder and Gerald Cleaver which was a real joy.