Composer’s Kitchen 2014

This unique event revolving around the string quartet is a combination workshop, laboratory, playground, and master class. Over the course of a week, the Quatuor Bozzini and two experienced composers will observe the work of up-and-coming composers. Their compositions will be read, played, assessed, analyzed, worked on, played again, and performed in the closing concert.

Invited Composers

  • Jennifer Walshe, Ireland / UK
  • Martin Arnold, Canada
  • Composers in residence

    • Leo Chadburn
    • Stephen Chase
    • Jimmie LeBlanc
    • Luke Nickel

    Composer’s Kitchen

    “Dare to do what you’ve never done before!

    Since 2005, this has been the motto to welcome several generations of creators of Composer’s Kitchen, a professional composition residency in string quartet writing. Offered to four emerging composers, this unique occasion is a combination of workshop, laboratory, masterclass, and concert settings. Throughout the multi-phase process, the composers are supported by — other than Quatuor Bozzini — the presence of experienced mentors who are amongst the most important figures in new music creation.

    Each edition of the Composer’s Kitchen is a chance to rigorously work in a creative, non-competitive and relaxed atmosphere. During this enriching experience, 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.

    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.

    Quatuor Bozzini works in partnership with international organizations — Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Sound and Music, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, nyMusikk Norge — resulting in unique and rich exchanges between host countries.

    Past concerts

    28 Nove 2014
    11h00
    ChaseNickel
    In person Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    26 Nove 2014
    11h00
    LeBlanc
    In person Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    25 Nove 2014
    11h00
    Chadburn
    In person Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    24 Nove 2014
    29 Nove 2014
    In person Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    17 June 2014
    20h00
    Série QB
    ChadburnChaseLeBlancNickel
    In person Residency
    Montréal (Québec)
    13 June 2014
    16h30
    Série QB
    In person Residency
    Montréal (Québec)
    10 June 2014
    17 June 2014
    Série QB
    In person Residency
    Montréal (Québec)