Embedded: Quatuor Bozzini
Sound and Music is thrilled to be partnering with Quatuor Bozzini and Sound Festival on Composers’ Kitchen 2017-18. As part of this Embedded opportunity for two UK composers to join two Canadian peers taking part in Composers’ Kitchen in the 2017 exchange. During this project the composers will have the opportunity to spend time working closely with the quartet in workshops in Montreal and the UK, developing their skills in writing for this ensemble and having their completed works performed as part of a special concerts in Montreal and at Sound Festival, Scotland's Festival of new music.
About Quatuor Bozzini
Since 1999, the Bozzini Quartet has been an original voice in new, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene, and beyond. With rigorous qualitative criteria, they have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion.This has led to over a hundred and eighty commissioned pieces, as well as close to three hundred other premiered works. A Bozzini Quartet concert is an art happening, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail. Appearances in leading international festivals and major venues includes Gaudeamus Muziekweek, HCMF, Klangspüren, NovemberMusic, FIMAV, Kortrijk, Ultima, Muziekgebouw and Tsuda Hall. The Bozzini Quartet supports widly the younger generation of composers through workshops, notably their Composer’s Kitchen. The quartet runs its own recording label, Collection QB, and has issued critically acclaimed albums, many of which have become reference recordings in the discipline.
Embedded is a Sound and Music composer and creative-artist development programme. Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation, Embedded places a selection of composers from a range of disciplines into extended relationships with leading national arts organisations.