Reviews

Interesting works delivered in an inspired performance!

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 1334, May 3, 2022

Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD) album review

Quatuor Bozzini’s championing of this composer, matching his language with a refinement of style that moves from rapid filigree to near-stillness in the same mode of emotion, reveals depths slowly swirling below the undemanding surface.

Ben Harper, Boring Like A Drill, April 22, 2022

Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD) album review

… the finale manages to balance didactic clarity with transporting gracefulness.

Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times, March 31, 2022

Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD) album review

… songs of melancholic beauty.

Frank P Eckert, Groove, March 16, 2022

Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD) album review

… mais il montre déjà assez bien le potentiel qui sommeille encore dans la partie libre du jazz et des genres expérimentaux apparentés.

Frank P Eckert, Groove, March 16, 2022

Tags (CD) album review

… the music is wonderfully performed by the Bozzini Quartet. Recorded in a church, the music played has a vibrant quality…

Mark Daelmans-Sikkel, Vital, no. 1327, March 15, 2022

Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD) album review

On Tags, we find several compositions she created over the past years…

Robert Steinberger, Vital, no. 1326, March 8, 2022

Tags (CD) album review

… played with characteristic precision, brio, and warmth by Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, March 8, 2022

Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD) album review

Like breathing in sun-kissed arctic air…

Sean Clancy, I Heart Noise, March 7, 2022

Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD) album review

Quatuor Bozzini play this all with the sophistication and lightness of touch that it deserves, to bring out the fullness of its self-discipline and its charm.

Ben Harper, Boring Like A Drill, February 26, 2022

Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD) album review

Navigations is a superb way to hear Lucier as he expands out of the Western art music tradition.

George Grella, Bandcamp Daily, February 14, 2022

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

What a magnificent album from a label that very much has my attention.

Brad Rose, Foxy Digitalis, February 11, 2022

Tags (CD) album review

This album, documenting a 2015 Quatuor Bozzini concert devoted to the late ultraminimalist, is a commendable addition to his difficult-to-record legacy.

Michael Schell, Sequenza 21, January 3, 2022

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

The Best Contemporary Classical of 2021

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, December 23, 2021

Slower / Talker (CD) album review

The work explores different instrumental combinations and techniques, with plenty of decisions made by the musicians — a specialty of Bozzini, and a key reason why they developed a strong connection to Wolff, who also wrote his Out of Kilter for them in 2019.

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, December 23, 2021

3 String Quartets (CD) album review

These juxtapositions are performed spotlessly by the estimable Quatuor Bozzini.

Christian Carey, Sequenza 21, December 22, 2021

3 String Quartets (CD) album review

An ideal excursus into the microtonal and “concrète” investigations of the doyen of sound experimentation…

Michele Palozzo, Esoteros, December 17, 2021

Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD) album review

The four musicians move from section to section with a collective poise, digging into the textures, dissonances, and atmospherics of the piece to deliver an enthralling performance.

Michael Rosenstein, Point of Departure, December 1, 2021

3 String Quartets (CD) album review

It will keep your body warm and your mind beguiled for many hours, through many days.

Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, November 23, 2021

Sommes (3 × CD) album review

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