Mudcat Café message #208441 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #19621   Message #208441
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
07-Apr-00 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Songwriting Contests
Subject: RE: Songwriting Contests
Songwriting Contests are like all other musical venues--the people who succeed are the ones who create their work for the venue--the thing is that what pleases the judges doesn't necessarily even please the audience at the event, let alone anyone in the outside world. Although it could happen

I have always written music that satisfied some strange inner need--the result being that my stuff tended(and tends) to be at odds with whatever people were listening to in the rest of the world--I don't recommend this, there is no money in it, nor is their recognition--even when the work is really good, because it doesn't have an audience--

Ignore me--I am working on an operetta with a tango in it called "Patsy Among Norwegian Sailors" that is arranged for four saxophones--there is an uptempo number called "My Uncle from Hoboken" that sounds like you're at an Italian picnic or at a Morris Convention. The second act begins with a waltz called, "I could be Flying Like Sister Bertrille" which starts out with roller skating and ends up with the heroine actually flying--

For some reason, I can't get anyone at the American Musical Theater Comptition to even return my calls--

It isn't fair..