Call for scores NY LICORICE ENSEMBLE “Warabe-uta (Japanese traditional songs) Remix!”

November 12, 2014 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

NY Licorice Ensemble is looking for new works for the 3rd CD “Warabe-uta Remix”.

The chosen piece(s) will be recorded and performed by the ensemble in July 2015, in Japan.

  • Winning composers will be given opportunities to pursue publishing options.
  • Recording of finalists available to all contestants.
  • Works will also be considered for further performance opportunities in Japan and US.


  • 3 to 10 minutes in length
  • Using one of the Japanese Warabe-uta melody as a motive.


  • 6 to 8 clarinets, include up to 2 Eb clarinets and 3 bass clarinets (low C).
  • No alto (can be played by basset horn or bass clarinet) and contra clarinet. No tape music.


  • a brief bio (in English or Japanese)
  • a PDF of score and parts (may be separate files or may be one file)
  • program notes (in English or Japanese)
  • a link to an audio file recording of the piece; it may be on Soundcloud, Dropbox, etc. (good midi or piano renditions are ok – just as long as we can tell what’s what.)