Archived News & Notes
12/06/07: Wow, six months is a long time to
go without an update! Lots of big changes to report. In August,
I relocated to New Haven to pursue my MBA at the Yale
School of Management. I am the Class of 2009 Representative
for the Loan
Forgiveness Program, helped organize the SOM Philanthropy
Conference, and am heading to Israel and Turkey as part of my
curriculum in January. I've started a blog, Createquity,
focusing on the link between business and the arts in a creative
society. Capital M is officially on
hiatus after capping off three glorious years with one of the
last shows ever at the legendary
experimental music venue Tonic.
I'm happy to report that C4
is still going strong and presented its first concert without
me on November 16. I am still writing music and performing, and
hope to upload some new content in the next few months. Sometime
in the not-terribly-near future, I'll give this site a proper
overhaul to reflect the full extent of all these exciting developments.
In the meantime, feel free to have a look around and enjoy the
will perform This Living Hand on Mary Jane Leach's Re:Soundings
series in Valley Falls, NY on Saturday, June 2.
I'll also be conducting a favorite, Imant Raminsh's Ave Verum
Corpus, on that program and on June 15.
03/26/2007: All the
info you ever wanted to know about Capital M's big show at
Tonic on April 4. Plus, Ian's This Living Hand will be
performed by C4
on Friday, June 15.
01/31/2007: The 2nd Annual Capital M
World Premieres Extravaganza makes landfall on Wednesday,
April 4 at Tonic.
Mallonée, Ed RosenBerg of Jerseyband,
and Capital M's own Mike
Gamble, Kyle Sanna, and Ian Moss will
be writing new pieces, and we'll also be performing kickin' works
Dicke and Jonathan
Russell. This presentation has been awarded a grant from the
Community Arts Fund. More to come...
11/25/2006: Capital M
will perform at Monkeytown
on Tuesday, December 5. Also, Ian will sing the
premiere of Barry Seroff's It Is Not the Scriptures!
at an Anti-Social
Music concert at Issue
Project Room on Saturday, December 2.
09/13/2006: Two New York premieres
announced on the Performances page. Miniatures for violin
and marimba will be played at CUNY Graduate Center's Elebash Hall
on Monday, November 20 as part of Sequenza21:
The Concert. Then, Narciso for 12-part mixed chorus
will be done by C4:
The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective on Friday,
January 26 at the Norwegian Seamen's Church.
09/01/2006: Capital M announces a call for scores
for its 2007 World Premieres Extravaganza. Click
here for details.
05/27/2006: Capital M
will play the opening night of FULL FORCE: The New Rock
Complexity, a festival taking place at Tonic
July 13-15 and curated by John Zorn. We'll be sharing
the bill with two amazing acts, Jerseyband
05/27/2006: Congratulations to Annaliesa Place
and Svet Stoyanov, who gave the premiere performance of Miniatures
for violin and marimba in their concert debut at the Juneau
Jazz & Classics Festival in beautiful Juneau, Alaska. As
part of the festivities, Ian was interviewed by Susan Fitzgerald
on KTOO-FM, Juneau Public Radio. More about this concert here.
04/28/2006: Capital M's
next gig will be at Galapagos
on Thursday, June 15. We will reprise a number
of the pieces from the World Premieres concert at the Cutting Room.
Details on the Performances page.
04/05/2006: Capital M's show
at the Cutting Room has garnered several online reviews. Check
them out here,
04/05/2006: Ian's piece Miniatures for
violin and marimba will be premiered at the Juneau
Jazz & Classics festival on May 22 by Annaliesa
Place, violin, and Svet
Stoyanov, marimba. Details on the Performances
03/01/2006: We've put up a special page
all about the upcoming show at the Cutting Room on March 21. Check
01/16/2006: SAVE THE DATE! Capital
M is delighted to present its first-ever World Premieres
Extravaganza at the Cutting
Room on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30pm.
This groundbreaking concert will feature seven new works by seven
different composers, including a microtonal punk song in three movements
and an unlikely fusion of avant-rock and choral music. It's a good
bet you haven't heard anything quite like this before!
01/16/2006: Capital M will participate in an evening
of sound art and improvisation at Galapagos
Art Space, Sunday, February 12 at 8pm.
Other performers include Soundbook
One, Compound Pilot, Luke Dubois, and works by Ingram Marshall
and Paul Lansky.
12/08/2005: Capital M's CD
is now available for purchase at Downtown
Music Gallery! DMG is one of the coolest record stores in the
universe, specializing in avant-garde and jazz music. Head on down
and support them!
Gamble has joined Capital M as guitarist.
Princeton Singers will give the world premiere of Narciso
for 12-part mixed chorus on Sunday, December 4
at the Princeton University Art Museum. Check the Performances
page for details.
10/03/2005: Capital M
will perform new works by Monika Heidemann, Bradley Kemp, Ian Moss,
Frank J. Oteri, and Stefan Zeniuk, in addition to pieces by David
Claman and Jennifer Fitzgerald, at its spring premieres concert
in March. Stay tuned for more details as they develop.
10/03/2005: Thanks to everyone who was involved
with Capital M's fantastic CD Release Party at the Knitting
Factory, especially Elliott
Sharp and the dozens of new-music party hounds from the International
Association of Music Information Centres annual conference who
showed up! As a reminder, the CD is available for purchase for only
$10 by visiting the repertoire page.
Music will perfom Ian Moss's Movement
for Flute & Percussion on Thursday, November 3
at 8pm in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Details on the
09/09/2005: NEW! Want to have your music played
by Capital M? Submit your works for performance
consideration at the ensemble's first-ever premieres concert
08/29/2005: Capital M has been invited to play
the 2005 CMJ
Music Marathon. The performance is at the Bowery Poetry Club
at midnight on Wednesday, September 14. Check the
Performances page for details.
08/25/2005: To celebrate the new album, Capital
M is having a CD release party at the Knitting
Factory Tap Bar on Tuesday, September 27 at
7pm. We are sharing the bill with downtown legend
Sharp, and Elliott has agreed to sit in with us for
a joint set! We are very excited about this show, so please check
08/25/2005: THE CD IS HERE!!!
Be the first on your block to own Capital M's self-titled first
album, available for the low, low price of $10.
More info and sound clips available on the Capital
M repertoire page.
07/19/2005: Capital M
announces its first shows ever outside of New York!!! We are coming
to Boston on Friday, August 19 and to Philly on
Saturday, August 20. Check the Performances
page for all the details!
06/22/2005: Capital M
returns to the Cornelia
Street Café, the scene of its birth,
on Sunday, July 17 for the 21st Century Schizoid
Music Festival! Frank
J. Oteri has chosen us to close out this weeklong retrospective
featuring the best acts from his monthly series. More info on the
the web magazine from the American Music Center, has published an
article by Ian Moss entitled Brother,
Can You Spare $500: A Guide to Individual Fundraising for Composers.
06/05/2005: New sound clips now available on the
Music page, including improvisations from
Capital M's show at the Bowery Poetry Club last month.
05/16/2005: We've moved! Check out the new address
on the Contact page.
04/22/2005: Capital M
will perform on Tuesday, May 17 at the Bowery
Poetry Club as part of Stefan Zeniuk's Open Ear series. Check
03/23/2005: Thanks to everyone who saw Capital
M's fantastic show at Pete's Candy Store! We'll be performing next
Rock Club on April 20. As always, info on the Performances
02/24/2005: Capital M
will perform at Pete's
Candy Store on Monday, March 21 at 10pm. More
info on the Performances page.
01/30/2005: New sound samples (including an excerpt
of Cerddorion's performance of We Kindle This Fire This Day)
have been uploaded to the Music page. Check
12/29/2004: Capital M
will perform with Todd
Reynolds and Slow
Six at the Knitting
Factory on Saturday, February 19 at 8:30pm.
11/21/2004: Congratulations to Cerddorion,
who gave two spirited performances of We Kindle This Fire This
Day on successive weekends. Be sure to check out the rest of
has published an article of mine entitled File
Under: Ambiguous that looks at categories in new music. The
column is an update and adaptation of my essay
A Postmodern Convergence, which you can still read in the ...with
a Capital M section.
an independent mixed chamber choir directed by Kristina Boerger,
will perform We Kindle This Fire This Day on November
14 and 20. The program will also feature a commissioned
piece by Lisa Bielawa. More info on the performances
09/28/2004: Capital M
is pleased to welcome guitarist Stephen Griesgraber to the band.
Steve serves as the editor of Guitar
Review magazine and currently plays in Slow
Six. Bios for all band members will be available soon.
08/24/2004: The first in a series of writings
has been uploaded to the ...with a Capital M
08/15/2004: SWEET! New sound
samples from the July 26 concert have been uploaded. Check them
out on the Music page (links are also available
from the concert program listing).
08/02/2004: The website has been greatly expanded
and slightly redesigned. Have fun exploring the new content! Sound
samples and writings will be uploaded shortly.
concert was featured on the homepage of Sequenza21, the Contemporary
Classical Music Weekly. Check it out: www.sequenza21.com