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 scenery!
05/28/2007: C4 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. Composers Caroline 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 by Ian Dicke and Jonathan Russell. This presentation has been awarded a grant from the Manhattan 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 and Rashanim.
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, here, and 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 page.
03/01/2006: We’ve put up a special page all about the upcoming show at the Cutting Room on March 21. Check it out!
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!
12/08/2005: Mike Gamble has joined Capital M as guitarist.
10/23/2005: The 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.
09/20/2005: Forecast Music will perfom Ian Moss’s Movement for Flute & Percussion on Thursday, November 3 at 8pm in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Details on the Performances page.
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 this spring!
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 Elliot Sharp, and Elliott has agreed to sit in with us for a joint set! We are very excited about this show, so please check it out!
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 Performances page.
06/22/2005: NewMusicBox, 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 it out!
03/23/2005: Thanks to everyone who saw Capital M’s fantastic show at Pete’s Candy Store! We’ll be performing next at Tribeca Rock Club on April 20. As always, info on the Performances page.
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 them out!
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 their season.
11/01/2004: NewMusicBox 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.
10/06/2004: Cerddorion, 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 page.
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 resources/philosophy page.
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.
07/28/2004: Monday’s concert was featured on the homepage of Sequenza21, the Contemporary Classical Music Weekly. Check it out: www.sequenza21.com