Bozzini Lab Vancouver 2012

About

On August 5-10, 2012 acclaimed Montreal string quartet Quatuor Bozzini will give an intensive workshop on composing for strings in Vancouver (BC). Hosted by the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU, the workshop is intended for students from all countries who are in undergraduate composition programs, or who have recently graduated.

The goals of the workshop are to improve technical skills for contemporary writing for strings and string quartet, and to provide a supportive environment for visionary compositional ideas. Those accepted to the workshop will be given composition exercises as a starting point for the week’s work, which they will be expected to prepare in advance. Finished works for string quartet are not required by the start of the course.

A public presentation will be held at the end of the week to present work done during the workshop.

Ten composers will be accepted; cost is CAN $650. Participants will be expected to arrange their own travel and accommodation. The program will take place in Simon Fraser University’s new cultural facility, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, in downtown Vancouver.

Applicants should submit scores and live recordings (if available) of two recent compositions in any genre; a short outline for a creatively ambitious new work for string quartet; and a resumé, to: office@quatuorbozzini.ca (see details below). Deadline for applications to be received is Monday, March 12, 2012. Participants will be announced by the beginning of April.

Participant Composers

  • Alex Jang
  • Thor Kell
  • Sara Page
  • William Kuo
  • Remy Siu
  • Jamie Hook
  • Jeremy Hartmann
  • Alex Mah
  • Duncan Maunders
  • Thomas Weideman

Mentor Composers

  • Owen Underhill
  • Christopher Butterfield

Bozzini Lab

The Bozzini Lab is an intensive workshop on composing for strings intended for young composers in the early to middle stages of their studies or artistic development. The goals of the workshop are to improve technical skills for contemporary writing for strings and string quartet, and to provide a supportive environment for visionary compositional ideas.