Composer’s Kitchen 2013

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

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

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

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