Reviews

Navigations is another defining work.

Ken Waxman, Jazz Word, June 7, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

Avec Navigations, le Quatuor Bozzini nous plonge dans deux voire trois approches différentes du travail du compositeur américain.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no. 128, June 1, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

… the ravishing opening piece The Indistinguishables features the luminescent sounds of Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini playing dazzling swells, melodic fragments, and resonant pizzicato…

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, April 29, 2021

Slower / Talker (CD) album review

The result is absolutely stunning.

Chris De Chiara, Avant Music News, April 2, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

… the group’s razor-sharp precision and empathy helps bring the gripping psychoacoustics of his research into dynamic relief.

Peter Margasak, The Wire, no. 446, April 1, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

The Indistinguishables: the names of 70 species of moth sighted in the UK are recited over sensuous string quartet chords.

Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian, March 27, 2021

Slower / Talker (CD) album review

De souffles et de machines III is a pretty solid album that deserves time…

Nick Roseblade, Vital, no. 1277, March 22, 2021

De souffles et de machines III (CD) album review

A true paradigm of the quietly sublimating aesthetics of Alvin Lucier, an irreducible master of contemporary experimentation who, thanks to the passion and sensitivity of the Bozzini Quartet, receives here one of the most substantial discographic tributes released in recent times.

Michele Palozzo, Esoteros, February 19, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

I just need to brush up my knowledge on Lucier again, I thought. This excellent CD is a perfect reminder to do so!

Frans de Waard, Vital, no. 1272, February 16, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

L’œuvre d’Alvin Lucier est accessible […] et l’excellente interprétation qu’en fait le Quatuor Bozzini a tout ce qu’il faut pour devenir référentielle.

Normand Babin, Néomémoire, February 11, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

Quatuor Bozzini’s release is an occasion to celebrate what is ultimately the fearless act of letting the sounds of one’s world ring naked for others to hear. — 7 on 10

Tom Piekarski, Exclaim!, February 2, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

… one thing that hasn’t changed is the peerless string quartet’s dedication to performing the work of composers from its Canadian homeland.

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, December 10, 2020

Ana Sokolović: Short Stories (CD) album review

… les membres du Quatuor Bozzini font preuve d’une adresse et d’une endurance colossales. Les mélomanes qui prisent ces faisceaux musicaux horizontaux en savoureront toute la profondeur avec beaucoup de plaisir.

Steve Naud, PAN M 360, December 1, 2020

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

… every variety of conventional and extended technique is put to exceptional use.

Ken Waxman, Jazz Word, June 6, 2020

Ana Sokolović: Short Stories (CD) album review

Sokolović proves to be a composer of very intense and dynamic music with influences of (Balkan) folk music and theatre. In the hands of Quatuor Bozzini her compositions come in a very inspired and concentrated performance.

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 1227, March 30, 2020

Ana Sokolović: Short Stories (CD) album review

[…] all performed with typical brio and sensitivity by the Bozzinis.

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, March 3, 2020

Ana Sokolović: Short Stories (CD) album review

Lori Freedman shows she can do it all, expanding the vocabulary of the clarinet family, with a controlled technique that leaves the listener breathless.

Steven Loewy, The New York City Jazz Record, March 1, 2020

Excess (CD) album review

[…] both [pieces] afford the same luxurious, cavernous, ultra-resonant immersion into Niblock’s unique sound world, one of the deepest around. As always, beautifully interpreted by the outstanding Bozzini Quartet.

Brian Olewnick, The Squid’s Ear, February 6, 2020

Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD) album review

… highlights of 2019 that embody the breadth and caliber of contemporary Western art music…

Michael Schell, Sequenza 21, December 31, 2019

Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD) album review

Truly mind-expanding music.

Daryl Jamieson, Aesthetics for Birds, December 23, 2019

Just So (CD) album review

Jürg Frey’s ethereal Third String Quartet

Alex Ross, The New Yorker, December 14, 2019

String Quartet No. 3; Unhörbare Zeit (CD) album review

… des accords qui passent de façon un peu solennelle, quelques appuis de percussions — et la voix, placée, […] qui se pose par dessus, en une temporalité qui pourrait tendre vers l’infini, possiblement.

Kasper Toeplitz, Revue & Corrigée, December 1, 2019

pressing clouds passing crowds (CD) album review

Very impressive, super-solidly played by the Bozzini plus one — a heady outing.

Brian Olewnick, The Squid’s Ear, September 19, 2019

Simon Martin: Musique d’art (CD) album review

Kim Myhr is an artist who consciously does not offer you an easy piece of meat…

Erike Vandamme, Musiczine, July 3, 2019

pressing clouds passing crowds (CD) album review

Cette fresque auditive de haute voltige nous chavire aux quatre coins de notre corps, jouant avec notre confort, tiraillant nos méninges. Musique d’art est une escapade sonore intransigeante, défiant son public à plonger au plus profond de lui-même.

William Paulhus, Mes enceintes font défaut, June 3, 2019

Simon Martin: Musique d’art (CD) album review

Bozzini+ delivers masterful playing and a diverse sense of beauty.

Nomi Epstein, Tempo, no. 73:289, June 1, 2019

Bozzini+ (2 × CD) album review

The entire Just So disc gets its life from the bows of the amazing Quatuor Bozzini. This ensemble performs the most austere music with maximum affect, but somehow never disrupts such music’s formality and poise.

Marek Poliks, Tempo, no. 73:289, June 1, 2019

Just So (CD) album review

The Canadian ensemble Quatuor Bozzini are really something special. […] And they do all of this with great aplomb and, even more impressively, refinement.

Nick Ostrum, Free Jazz, May 15, 2019

Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD) album review

Playing with timbre and pitch the music deeply resonates, and is very expressive and emotional in its own way. In a great performance by Quator Bozzini and Maranda!

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 1183, May 13, 2019

Simon Martin: Musique d’art (CD) album review

On floating layer cake Norwegian percussionist/composer Ingar Zach takes two of his compositions and reimagines them through creative reorchestration.

Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News, May 6, 2019

floating layer cake (CD) album review

In all its virtuosity there is also pure rawness in her performance that is loaden with her emotional energy.

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 1181, April 29, 2019

Excess (CD) album review

Strongly recommended.

Paul Van de gehuchte, Dark Entries, April 22, 2019

floating layer cake (CD) album review