Our objective throughout the past weeks has been mainly on becoming comfortable performing with each other, and learning how to communicate musically. This has been different from how I normally work in groups, as here there isn't a very concrete goal that we have to achieve, and it is all about feeling it out. It is different than how I've worked with bands in the past, as we have had some riff or idea, that we then worked towards molding into a full song. Since our performance is mainly improvisation-based, it has been less about song structure and more about communication. We are all musicians, but something that has been more challenging is the fact that we all come from very different musical backgrounds, so we approach musical collaboration differently. Another challenge we've had to juggle is time management. We've been meeting once a week outside of class to jam and get the overall "structure" of our performance down, but sometimes we feel as though we are spending too much time on the music and neglecting the visuals, or vice versa. What we've come to find most beneficial is getting set up before class so we can get right to jamming, and then spend the second half of class working on visuals. I definitely feel a lot more comfortable improvising with new people than I did when I started in January, as I've learned to leave space for other musicians and always be LISTENING.