Composer’s Kitchen

  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Marielle Groven (foreground) [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Michael Oesterle, Amber Priestley and Marielle Groven [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Simon Martin [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Amber Priestley, Seán Clancy, Michael Oesterle, Laurence Crane and Marielle Groven (standing) [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Laurence Crane and Michael Oesterle [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Simon Martin [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Seán Clancy, Michael Oesterle, Laurence Crane, Amber Priestley, Simon Martin and Marielle Groven [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Christopher Fox and Scott McLaughlin [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with John Lely [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Christopher Fox, John Lely and Isaiah Ceccarelli [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Malcolm Goldstein, Thierry Tidrow and Beavan Flanagan [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Isabelle Bozzini and Thierry Tidrow [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Isaiah Ceccarelli [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with John Lely [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Malcolm Goldstein, Scott McLaughlin and Isaiah Ceccarelli [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Pierre Michaud and Christopher Fox [Photograph: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]

Composer’s Kitchen is a professional residency produced by Quatuor Bozzini since 2005 for composers in string quartet writing. Offered to 4 participants, it is a combination of workshop, laboratory, masterclass, and concert settings. The residency occurs over two phases: in the first phase, a week-long workshop occurs in Montréal (Canada), where sketches are developed into new compositions by being read, played, assessed, analysed, worked on, played again and performed in a final concert. Six months later, all the artists reunite in the Composer’s Kitchen second phase which takes place in partnership with an international organization (in the past: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Sound and Music/Sound Scotland), and the pieces from the Montréal portion will be refreshed and revised prior to a final performance in the international partner country. Throughout the process, the composers will be supported by — other than Quatuor Bozzini — the presence of experienced mentors who are amongst the most important figures in new music creation.

“Dare to do what you’ve never dared before!”

Each edition of the Composer’s Kitchen is a chance to rigorously work in a creative, non-competitive and relaxed atmosphere. Residents are encouraged to experiment beyond the limits of convention and to explore new and varied aesthetic styles in a way that their mastery in string quartet writing is strengthened to its highest degree during this enriching experience.

Quatuor Bozzini loves cultivating these relationships with composers beyond the residency period, resulting in a rich network of collaborations. In this way, Quatuor Bozzini always strives to stay active in current trends and practices of emerging composers.

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Past concerts

25 Apri 2020
11 Sept 2020
Cancelled
Série QB
Online event Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Studio multimédia – Conservatoire de musique de Montréal
23 Apri 2018
7 Sept 2018
Série QB
Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Gallery kunst ruimte KuuB
18 Apri 2017
26 Octo 2017
Série QB
Residency
Banchory (Scotland, UK)
Woodend Barn
1 Sept 2016
8 Sept 2016
Residency
Utrecht (Netherlands)
Hertz – TivoliVredenburg
8 June 2015
5 Febr 2016
Série QB
Residency
Montréal (Québec)
NOMAD Nation, Woodend Barn
10 June 2014
29 Nove 2014
Série QB
Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
Huddersfield Town Hall, La Vitrola, Maison des Jeunesses musicales du Canada
21 Apri 2013
22 Nove 2013
Série QB
Free admission Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Huddersfield Town Hall
22 Apri 2012
24 Nove 2012
Série QB
Free admission Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, St Paul’s Hall – University of Huddersfield
30 Apri 2011
Série QB
Free admission Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
1 May 2010
Série QB
Free admission Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Chapelle Saint-Louis – Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
2 May 2009
Série QB
Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Chapelle Saint-Louis – Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
3 May 2008
Série QB
Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Chapelle Saint-Louis – Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste
28 Apri 2007
Série QB
Residency
Montréal (Québec)
B-312 – Édifice Belgo
6 May 2006
Série QB
Residency
Montréal (Québec)
Studio 303 – Édifice Belgo
30 Apri 2005
Série QB
Residency
Montréal (Québec)
La Chapelle – scènes contemporaines

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