...with a capital M



Postmark Deadline: October 15, 2006

Capital M announces a call for scores for its 2nd Annual World Premieres Extravaganza, to be held in early April 2007 in New York City. Capital M is a groundbreaking experimental rock sextet that seeks real and total integration between contemporary classical music and vernacular forms such as rock and jazz. Submitted works may be for any combination of Capital M's core instrumentation: alto saxophone (doubling flute, tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet); 2 electric guitar (doubling classical guitar); electric bass (doubling string bass); drum set / percussion; and voice (baritone or countertenor, plus optional live processing). Additional instruments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Submitted works may have been previously performed but should not have an extensive performance history. Include a recording if available (MIDI renditions acceptable), and a SASE if you would like your materials returned.

Direct submissions to:
Music with a Capital M
c/o Steve Griesgraber
Guitar Review
151 West 26 Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Submission Tips: there are no hard-and-fast rules with regard to style, but in general Capital M is looking for works that more traditional ensembles would be reluctant or unable to play. So for example, a duo for clarinet and marimba or a straight-up suite for jazz band would likely not be as competitive as a quartet for electric guitar, drum set, flute, and baritone. Additionally, the more closely the submitted work hews to Capital M's core instrumentation, the greater the chance for repeat performances. You are welcome to participate if you submitted works to last year's call for scores, but please do not send the same piece(s).

Questions? Contact info@capitalm.org.