Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Cadillac Moon Ensemble "On the Road"

CALL FOR SCORES: Cadillac Moon Ensemble "On the Road"

Cadillac Moon Ensemble announces a call for scores for its upcoming season.

With its unique instrumentation of flute, violin, cello, and percussion, Cadillac Moon Ensemble is redefining a "quartet" of the traditional sense while maintaining the artistry of chamber music within the new music realm. CME is dedicated to premiering new works which explore the roles quartet members as well as extended techniques and innovative ideas in composition.

If selected, we will perform your piece in New York City in our 2010/2011 season.

Instrumentation: the concept of this call is for a New York-based ensemble traveling on the road, or even to a concert on the subway. We are looking for pieces for flute, violin, cello, and suitcase percussion.

All percussion instruments must fit into a suitcase. A list of instruments is as follows: two egg shakers, one 14" cymbal, two bongos, three cowbells, three wood blocks, one tambourine, one triangle, pair of claves.

*additional small instruments can be added to the percussion setup but must be the size of a hand or smaller. For approval on extra instruments contact

Timing: No shorter than six minutes, no longer than 30 minutes.

Please send a proposal including piece concept, length, percussion instrument list, and composer bio by January 15, 2010 to If selected, your scores and parts will be due by March 15 in hard copy format.

We will announce our selections by January 22 on our website, and everyone who submits entries will be notified individually.

For questions regarding this call, write to us at, with "Suitcase Call" as the subject heading.