Must Love Cats is a chance for new and veteran composers alike to write for a seasoned, greased, and limber band that reads, improvises, and yearns for musical adventure.
From now until June 1, 2014, the band will be accepting new compositions, songs, ballads, marches, sound poems, farcical musicals, improvisation games, panic attacks, etc...written especially for them.
Five pieces will be selected, and the band will work with the composer over the subsequent months, then perform the new compositions at a special series of concerts in the fall of 2014.
The concert series will be accompanied by a highly publicized release of a live concert film, professional studio album, and beautiful booklet profiling each composer.
(Copyright agreements will be discussed in person, with the composer's wishes as top priority)
Selected composers will receive the album, the booklet, a limited edition print of the concert series poster, a fair percentage of all profits, and an invitation to a home cooked dinner with the band. Food allergies, special diets, and preferences will be honored and discussed enthusiastically.
Any combination of the following instruments can be used.
Violin / Viola
Double Bass (Pizz. and Arco)
Acoustic Guitar / Banjo
Acoustic Guitar / Mandolin
Voices (Bass → High Falsetto / Soprano)
Remember, only four instruments and three voices can be used at the same time.
All band members are conservatory trained / street schooled, improvisers, and perfectionists.
If possible, please send a score (PDF or hard copy), a recording (MIDI, software instruments, etc), and a brief description of your vision.
Submit all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MUST LOVE CATS” by June 1, 2014, with preference given to early submissions. Email any questions at any time.