Call for Scores 2017

Result of Call for Scores 2017

We are pleased to announce selected works for “Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call for Scores 2017” and will be given the premier at Kyoto Art Center on 12th Feb 2018.

Category A (saxophone+guitar+mandolin+piano)

Towards a Harmonious World II / Chris Hung (Hong Kong)
If only… / Moises Camargo Cano (Mexico)

Category B (Saxophone+guitar / saxophone+piano)

The Emperor’s Soliloquy / Austin Yip (Hong Kong / UK)
piece for saxophone and left-hand piano 1″Kyoto” / Wilson Leywantono (Indonesia)
FushiMI Inari and Sanjusangen-DO Sax. Pf. / Fabio Luppi (Italy)

Category C (guitar&mandolin duo etc.)
La Revedere – Sonambuco / Diego Felipe Gaitán Lozano (Columbia)
Banned. . . unbound / Stephen de Filippo (Australia)


We are also pleased to announce another selected works.
Those works are not going to be performed at the event in Kyoto Art center. However, we would like to give Japanese premier of these works in summer 2018, in the concert organised by Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble.

for Left Hand Piano

6 Aphorisms for left hand / Gerardo Gerulewicz (Venezuela)
Five Monologues / Kari Watson (USA)
for Mandolin
Mandorion / Malancioiu Gabriel (Romania)
for Guitar
I Wander Through an Underwater Forest / Martín Quiroga (USA)
Ouroboros Miniatures / Gabriel Bolaños (USA)
Eyewitness of His Majesty / Anselm McDonnell (UK / Northern Ireland)
– I Bartholomew, the Scholar,
– VI Judas, who betrayed him

for Guitar & Mandolin 
Interiors of a Courtyard / Geoffrey Gordon (USA)
for Saxophone
medi+aTion / Emily Koh (Singapore)

(The call for 2017 has been closed. Thank you for your application)

Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble is internationally calling for new pieces for the concert, which will be held at Kyoto Art Center, Japan on 12th February 2018.

Instruments List

Group A:
2 Mandolins (1 mandolin can be switched to mandola tenore*)
2 Guitars

Group B:
1 Saxophone (Soprano/Alto/Tenor) *one player. Ask for other family

Group C:
1 Left-Hand Piano (NOT PIANO BOTH HANDS)

*Tremolo / Picking technique must be clearly notated for Mandolin.
*Mandola Tenore is GDAE tuning, an octave lower than mandolin.
*Internal technique for piano may be used, but should be suitable for left hand playing.
*Prepared materials maybe available if it is easy to prepare AND also easy to remove.
*No live-electronics / tape available

Category A (Quartet to Sextet)

Instrumentation: include all instruments from the list. (Guitar and Mandolin/Mandola can be only one player or two. )
(1 or 2 Mandolin(s) & 1 or 2 Guitar(s) & 1 Saxophone & 1 Left-Hand Piano)
Duration: Max approx. 8mins (one or multi-movement)
Category B (Duo to Quintet)

Instrumentation: Any combination of instruments from at least 2 different groups from the instrument list.
YES: 1 Saxophone & any other instrument(s)
YES: 1 L-F piano & any other instrument(s)
NO: Guitar & Mandolin, Guitar Duo, Mandolin Duo (Those are accepted in Category C)
NO: Saxophone ensemble. *We have only one saxophonist.
Duration: Max approx. 8mins (one or multi-movement)
Category C* (Performer’s Selection)

*selected pieces from this category may not be performed in the concert in Kyoto but in other concerts held in 2018 by the member of Rosetta.

Solo piece of any instruments from the list.
Duo of any combination from instrument group A (Gt. Mn.)
Duration: Max approx. 6 mins.
Only for this category, previously performed piece can be submitted if the piece are unpublished and has never been given performance in Japan.

This year’s theme is “Asian Corridor”.
This theme does not require participants to write music related to Asia in any way at all.
It is set to encourage composers to imagine the meaning of presenting their work in not another place, but in Kyoto, in Asia.
(The theme does not apply for Category C)
Deadline 25th November 2017.
No entry fee / No age limit
The Submitted work must not be previously performed or published. (except Category C.)
You may submit multiple works, however, only one work for one category will be accepted.
The selection will be made by 10th December 2017. The result will be announced on the website. The result also will be communicated to participants by email individually.
Approximately 6 pieces (from category A and B) will be chosen to be performed at the concert, by the selection committee including performers of rosetta contemporary ensemble and composers who write commissioned work for the concert.
Selection Committee
Kaito Nakahori (composer)
Moe Ikeda (composer / selected composer of “Call for scores 2016”)
Mami Katsuya (Program Director of Kyoto Art Center)

The event is hosted by
Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble and Kyoto Art Center

Information for Selected Works & Composers

For Category A & B

All rights of the selected work will remain to composers, except for the performing right ONLY for the concert on 12th February 2018, when the piece will be given the premier.
There will be no cash prize.
Rehearsal for composers reside outside of Japan will be done through recording correspondence or on web streaming.
Composers are encouraged to visit the concert, however, composers must pay travel expenses themselves. Recording will be supplied to the composers.
Selected pieces will be internationally released on music download and streaming services (e.g. iTunes, spotify etc.) from LPC Japan
(by agreement with selected composers and LPC Japan.)
One composer from the selection will be offered to be guest composer for 2019 edition of Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble Call for Scores. (¥50,000 commission fee for writing a new piece for Rosetta, and to be a member of selection committee of Call for Scores. )(additional information will be announced)

For Category C
Selected piece will be given premier by member of rosetta, in 2018. The detail will be determined through discussion between the selected composer and the performer.
There will be no cash prize.
All rights of the selected work will remain to composers,
Composers are encouraged to visit the concert, however, composers must pay travel expenses themselves.
Recording will be supplied to the composers.