Cogburn’s artistic practice is rooted in the collaborative context of improvisation. Current practices concentrate on the threshold between acoustic and electronic sounds, their differing tibral qualities and their sites of resonance (speaker/drum/room).
Current music projects include: un Trio de Gira, with Mexico City musicians Alex Bruck (viola) and Ramón del Buey (bass clarinet); Libración, a duo with Mexico City double bassist Juan García; and the frenetic noise group SSBT with Steve Jansen and Parham Daghighi.
Cogburn has performed in diverse contexts around the world including: Festival Aural (FMX, México), Festival VAE (Perú), James Turrell's Roden Crater (Arizona), Quiet Que (Berlín), among others. He has released music on several labels including Another Timbre, Astral Spirits, Quakebasket, Balance Point Acoustics and a CD documenting Jandek's first US performance on Corwood Industries.
Since 2003, he has hosted an annual festival of improvised music - No Idea Festival. Regarded for its unique curatorial process, No Idea Festival aspires to connect creative musicians, providing the space and time where creative process can flourish, leading towards new areas and approaches in the music. No Idea events have been held in several cities in the US and Mexico, including: Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Marfa, New Orleans, Mérida, Yucatán and Mexico City.