Composer’s Kitchen 2012

  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with John Lely [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Christopher Fox, John Lely and Isaiah Ceccarelli [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Malcolm Goldstein, Thierry Tidrow and Beavan Flanagan [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Isabelle Bozzini and Thierry Tidrow [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Isaiah Ceccarelli [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with John Lely [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Malcolm Goldstein, Scott McLaughlin and Isaiah Ceccarelli [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2012 with Pierre Michaud and Christopher Fox [Photo: Caroline de la Motte, April 2012]

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 six up-and-coming composers. Their compositions will be read, played, assessed, analyzed, worked on, played again, and performed in the closing concert.

Mentor Composers

Composers in residence

  • Isaiah Ceccarelli, Montréal
  • Beavan Flanagan, Montréal
  • John Lely, London
  • Scott McLaughlin, Huddersfield
  • Pierre Michaud, Montréal
  • Thierry Tidrow, Ottawa / Freiburg / Amsterdam

First Annual Special Edition

  • Montréal, Canada: Sunday, April 22 to Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • Huddersfield, UK: Tuesday, November 20 to Friday, November 23, 2012

The Quatuor Bozzini (Montréal) announces the eighth edition of the Composer’s Kitchen in a new expanded format: the first annual Special Edition Composer’s Kitchen in collaboration with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//), the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

The Exchange

For the first time, the Composer’s Kitchen hosts an exchange with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, providing the opportunity for two UK composers to attend the Canadian edition, and four Canadian composers to attend the UK edition of the Composer’s Kitchen. All six participants attend both phases:

  1. the seven-day workshop in April 2012 in Montréal, ending with a public laboratory-concert, and
  2. a three-day follow-up masterclass in Huddersfield, UK in November 2012, to refresh and bring to maturity the work which was developed in the springtime. This phase closes with a feature concert at hcmf//.

In collaboration with

Composer’s Kitchen

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.

Video clips

Past concerts

24 Nove 2012
11:00 am
CeccarelliFlanaganLelyMcLaughlinMichaudTidrow
Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
20 Nove 2012
23 Nove 2012
Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
28 Apri 2012
5:00 pm
Série QB
CeccarelliFlanaganLelyMcLaughlinMichaudTidrow
Free admission Residency
Montréal (Québec)
22 Apri 2012
28 Apri 2012
Série QB
Residency
Montréal (Québec)

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