Critiques

Low frequency tones fall in the hollows and as slow booming percussion takes steps an alert violin leads to a tiny gaggle of chimes. Drone and drama as the strings twitch quickly, instantly.

TJ Norris, Toneshift, 26 mars 2019

Critique de l’album floating layer cake (CD)

Miller’s string quartet About Bach won the 2016 Jules Léger Prize, Canada’s highest honour for new chamber music, giving it serious momentum. It’s the centrepiece of Bozzini Quartet’s 2018 release Just So, an album devoted to Miller’s music.

Robert Rowat, CBC Music, 14 mars 2019

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

Recommended for late night listening.

Baze Djunkiii, nitestylez.de, 6 mars 2019

Critique de l’album floating layer cake (CD)

The Bozzinis excel at this kind of intricate, infinite music…

Simon Cummings, 5:4, 5 mars 2019

Critique de l’album Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD)

This recording […] testifies to their willingness to take on challenges to find new musical ground.

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, no 24:6, 1 mars 2019

Critique de l’album Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD)

L’écoute se révèle fascinante…

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no 119, 1 mars 2019

Critique de l’album Simon Martin: Musique d’art (CD)

La multiplication des pistes […] permet aux quatre musiciens du quatuor de renforcer l’effet drone de la pièce.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no 119, 1 mars 2019

Critique de l’album Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD)

Just So permet de plonger l’auditeur dans une musique relativement déroutante…

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no 119, 1 mars 2019

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

Martin set out to create a fecund dialectic of sound and music with the piece, and in that he has succeeded. (cqb_1922). […] Both pieces are quintessential Niblock — thickly textured swarms of drones made up of microtones and moving timbres. Sustaining the requisite long tones undoubtedly is a challenge to the players’ physical stamina, but the sounds never falter. (cqb_1924)

Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News, 28 février 2019

Critique de l’album Simon Martin: Musique d’art (CD) Et Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD)

Montréal’s peerless Quatour Bozzini uses overdubbing to adapt two typically intense works by Phill Niblock, originally scored for orchestra, illuminating the inherent psychoacoustic effects with breathtaking power.

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 28 février 2019

Critique de l’album Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD)

Le Quatuor Bozzini épouse cette musique avec un naturel déroutant.

Benjamin Goron, La Scena Musicale, 11 février 2019

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

This version of Disseminate stands among the mightiest episodes met over decades of acquaintance with Niblock’s material. Its character is extraordinarily “in your face”

Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, 23 janvier 2019

Critique de l’album Phill Niblock: Baobab (CD)

My 40 favorite albums of 2018

Peter Margasak, Peter Margasak, 8 janvier 2019

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

Best Chamber CD

Sequenza 21, 30 décembre 2018

Critique de l’album Bozzini+ (2 × CD)

Cassandra Miller’s music has knocked me sideways.

Kate Molleson, Herald Scotland, 26 décembre 2018

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

… varied works that possess a rare, original lyricism, in which traditional materials are fragmented and recast…

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, no 24:3, 1 novembre 2018

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

The texture is thick and creamy, very complex and lovely, the phrases almost conversational, as though discussing and contemplating that aforementioned threshold, but doing so with little apprehension. It ends with quiet acceptance.

Brian Olewnick, The Squid’s Ear, 31 octobre 2018

Critique de l’album Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? (CD)

History has been made.

JOHN EYLES, All About Jazz, 16 octobre 2018

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

It’s an immensely satisfying, soft kind of almost-lullaby, a fine ending to a superb recording.

Brian Olewnick, Just outside, 12 septembre 2018

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

Trip, en quatre mouvements asymétriques, entraîne l’auditeur dans un voyage hallucinant…

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no 117, 1 septembre 2018

Critique de l’album Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? (CD) Et Christopher Butterfield: Trip (CD)

Quatuor Bozzini make the fiendish technical requirements of playing this piece with finesse all but invisible.

Ben Harper, Boring Like A Drill, 27 août 2018

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

Cassandra Miller: Just So; O Zomer! CD review — profoundly haunting — 4 stars

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 23 août 2018

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

Quatuor Bozzini was a stellar choice; their long relationship with the composer, and their ability to make every swell and timbral juxtaposition count in music where they are paramount, renders their interpretations second to none.

Marc Medwin, Dusted Magazine, 21 août 2018

Critique de l’album Just So (CD)

… the Quatuor Bozzini maintain a clarity of individual articulation, even in the densest passages.

Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News, 29 mai 2018

Critique de l’album Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? (CD)

… a very rewarding and satisfying experience,  revealing an intriguing beauty…

Frans de Waard, Vital, no 1133, 14 mai 2018

Critique de l’album Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? (CD)

At once static and tumultuous, this is depth experience, rewarding all the attention one can give it.

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, no 23:8, 1 mai 2018

Critique de l’album Gyula Csapó: Déjà? Kojâ? (CD)

In the closing section, the piece turns to a repeated and strangely vertiginous ascending motif made all the more affecting by the performers’ restrained urgency. The quartet, supplemented by violist Jennifer Theissen and the fine Baroque/early music cellist Elinor Frey, bring out an understated but real richness in the piece

Daniel Barbiero, Percorsi Musicali, 30 janvier 2018

Critique de l’album Christopher Butterfield: Trip (CD)

The Bozzini deliver with aplomb…

Grant Chu Covell, La Folia, 1 janvier 2018

Critique de l’album Christopher Butterfield: Trip (CD)

Since forming in 1999, Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini have steadily ascended to become not only one of the most daring string quartets in Canada, but in the entire world.

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 22 décembre 2017

Critique de l’album Christopher Butterfield: Trip (CD)

My personal discovery of 2017 was the insistently haunting music of the US-born, Canadian-based Linda Catlin Smith, both in concert at the Huddersfield festival and on Drifter

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 21 décembre 2017

Critique de l’album Drifter (2 × CD)

The results are mesmerising on her double album of chamber music, Drifter, with poised performances from Apartment House and the Bozzini Quartet

Kate Molleson, Herald Scotland, 13 décembre 2017

Critique de l’album Drifter (2 × CD)

Linda Catlin Smith, Drifter

Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 11 décembre 2017

Critique de l’album Drifter (2 × CD)