Past Classes and Related
(Part of the Room 101 Games Series)
Open Cobra was a participatory music event, based on John Zorn’s
Cobra, created in collaboration with Joe Sorbara. It is an event
where a famously difficult and inaccessible experimental music composition
is turned into a participatory piece for nonmusicians.
Eye weekly called it “A cross between an asylum and the best carnival
in the world.” Read about it here.
Read a one-page comic about Open Cobra and Room 101.
How to be
really Good at Playing Charades
This was an 8-week series of classes in how to play charades. There were
charades drills and exercises. There was charades homework. This course
led directly to “Games you Play Standing Up” and the Room
101 Game series.
You can read about
charades in Broken
Pencil magazine, listen to a story on Wiretap
(8 min audio link), or see some pictures.
The Immediate Gratification Players was a student improv group
I started while I was studying philosophy at Harvard. Apparently they
continue to exist without me.
For many years,
in Toronto, I taught theatre improvisation as a participatory practice
for non-actors. You can read some quotes from
people who took the classes.
Noises for Beautiful People
This was a series of sound-improvisation classes and events
for non-musicians. Here’s what some people have said:
entertaining and thought-provoking."
- Victor Bateman
- Rob Clutton
Glouberman's noise-improv class is an absolutely unique experience,
mixing the community choir of small-town North America with the Dada
cabarets of Zurich. For a non-musician, it's like getting a magical
pass beyond the backstage and straight into the avant-garde, without
all the practicing. And for anyone who loves parties but hates small
talk, like me, it's a way of having a raucous night out without bothering
to speak a word of English, and instead mumbling and moaning, shrieking
and jabbering one's way to a very, very good time."
- Carl Wilson
You can read the
initial announcement for the class here.
Noises for Beautiful People: Cobra Edition
This was an eight-week introduction to vocal improvisation, organized around John Zorn's Cobra.
Rose Bianchini made a great 5-minute video about the class.
For information on some of my other projects, visit www.mishaglouberman.com and www.schooloflearning.org
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