Composer’s Kitchen 2017 – Quatuor Bozzini and Embedded

Quatuor Bozzini is pleased to partner again with Embedded (the flagship program of the UK agency Sound and Music) for Composer’s Kitchen 2017. This unique event revolving around the quartet is a combination of a workshop, laboratory, playground, and master class. Over the course of a week, Quatuor Bozzini and two mentor composers observe the work of four up-and-coming composers. This exchange will provide the opportunity for two Canadian and two UK composers to come together, with all four attending the Canadian workshops and performance (April 18-25, 2017) and a culmination of the Composer’s Kitchen edition in October 2017 in the UK.

// Details of the development process:

The selected composers will have the opportunity to develop a new 10 – 15’ work for string quartet across 2 defined periods (see below). The compositions will be read, played, assessed, analyzed, worked on, played again and performed in a laboratory concert in Canada before being refreshed and reviewed prior to a final performance in the UK in Fall 2017.

// The chosen composers will have the opportunity to:

Develop the work with mentored support: the composers will be supported throughout the project by mentors Linda Catlin Smith and Bryn Harrison.

Get to know the quartet by engaging with their activity throughout the project: composers can have the opportunity to discuss aspects of the working life of the quartet including programming, planning tours and events, funding, marketing and audience development.

// Timetable for the project:

18 November 2016 Deadline for applications
end of November 2016 Notification of interviews
early December 2016 Interviews via Skype
18-25 April 2017 Composer’s Kitchen Workshop in Montreal (Period 1)
October 2017 (Dates TBA) Composer’s Kitchen Workshop in UK (Period 2)

// Selection process:

A selection panel will shortlist individuals for interview. Interviews for Canadian composers will take place early December 2016 via Skype. 2 composers will be chosen following the interview.

// Eligibility:

• you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
• this must represent a significant development opportunity for you
• you must be able to invest the designated time with Quatuor Bozzini and have time to create a new 10 – 15 minute quartet for the group.

// How to apply:

Canadian composers only should apply to Composer’s Kitchen via the Quatuor Bozzini website. All British national or British resident composers should apply through Sound and Music’s Embedded scheme. For any queries please contact

// Deadline for applications:

Friday November 18 2016 for Canadian composers
Late applications cannot be considered
Shortlisted composers will be notified by early December 2016

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