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
    11:00 am
    ChaseNickel
    In person Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    26 Nove 2014
    11:00 am
    LeBlanc
    In person Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    25 Nove 2014
    11:00 am
    Chadburn
    In person Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    24 Nove 2014
    29 Nove 2014
    In person Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    17 June 2014
    8:00 pm
    Série QB
    ChadburnChaseLeBlancNickel
    In person Residency
    Montréal (Québec)
    13 June 2014
    4:30 pm
    Série QB
    In person Residency
    Montréal (Québec)
    10 June 2014
    17 June 2014
    Série QB
    In person Residency
    Montréal (Québec)