Composer’s Kitchen 2013

  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Simon Martin [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 Amber Priestley, Seán Clancy, Michael Oesterle, Laurence Crane and Marielle Groven (standing) [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 Michael Oesterle, Amber Priestley and Marielle Groven [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013 with Marielle Groven (foreground) [Photograph: Lianne Finnie, Montréal (Québec), April 2013]
  • Bozzini Quartet / Also pictured: Clemens Merkel, Stéphanie Bozzini, Mira Benjamin, Isabelle Bozzini [Photograph: Michael Slobodian, Montréal (Québec), 2011]

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

Invited Composers

Composers in residence

  • Sean Clancy, UK
  • Marielle Groven, Canada
  • Simon Martin, Canada
  • Amber Priestley, UK

The Workshops

  • Montréal, Canada: April 21-27, 2013
  • Huddersfield, UK: November 17-20, 2013

The Quatuor Bozzini (Montréal) announces the ninth edition of the Composer’s Kitchen in its expanded format in collaboration with the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//), the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

The Exchange

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 two Canadian composers to attend the UK edition of the Composer’s Kitchen. All four participants attend both phases:

  • the seven-day workshop in April 2013 in Montréal, ending with a public laboratory-concert, and
  • a three-day follow-up masterclass in Huddersfield, UK in November 2013, to refresh and bring to maturity the work which was developed in the springtime. This phase closes with a feature concert at hcmf//.

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.

Video

  • Bozzini Quartet — Composer’s Kitchen - HCMF // 2013 — Marielle Groven; Friday, November 22, 2013
  • Bozzini Quartet — Composer’s Kitchen - HCMF // 2013 — Seán Clancy; Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • Bozzini Quartet — Composer’s Kitchen - HCMF // 2013 — Simon Martin; Wednesday, November 20, 2013
  • Bozzini Quartet — Composer’s Kitchen - HCMF // 2013 — Amber Priestley; Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  • Bozzini Quartet — A short featuring the pieces of Composer’s Kitchen at //hcmf; November 2013
  • Composer’s Kitchen 2013: Meet the Composers & Mentors. Announcing the Montréal Workshop’s Closing Concert; Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Past concerts

22 Nove 2013
11:00 am
Groven
In person Free admission Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
21 Nove 2013
11:00 am
Clancy
In person Free admission Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
20 Nove 2013
11:00 am
Martin
In person Free admission Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
19 Nove 2013
11:00 am
Priestley
In person Free admission Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
17 Nove 2013
20 Nove 2013
In person Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
27 Apri 2013
5:00 pm
Série QB
ClancyGrovenMartinPriestley
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)
21 Apri 2013
27 Apri 2013
Série QB
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)