Composers Lawrence Dunn and Sarah Lianne Lewis were recently selected to work alongside Quatuor Bozzini on Sound and Music's Embedded this 2017. Exchanging with Canadian composers Jason Doell and Rebecca Bruton, the talented four will embark upon a year of opportunity and innovation.
The Embedded project with Quatuor Bozzini, as part of Composers' Kitchen, features a musical 'foreign exchange' between four UK and Canadian composers, offering the opportunity to have their works premiered in both Montreal and at the 2017 soundfestival. UK composers Lawrence Dunn and Sarah Lianne Lewis will exchange with Jason Doell and Rebecca Bruton, under the mentorship of Bryn Harrison (UK) and Linda Catlin Smith (Canada).
Sound and Music Creative Project Leader, Nicole Rochman, says:
"I am very much looking forward to partnering once again with Quatuor Bozzini and soundfestival on the 2017 Composers’ Kitchen. I have always been struck by the Bozzini’s composer-centred approach, and I admire the curiosity and commitment that drives them to get to the core of the composer’s intentions. With the great environment offered by soundfestival to present the new works and the support of two great mentors, Bryn Harrison and Linda Catlin Smith, this is a tremendously exciting opportunity."
Quatuor Bozzini say:
"We are very excited to meet the new participants at Composer’s Kitchen 2017. Each of the four selected composers impressed us with their originality, daring and creativity. We look forward to entering their musical universes and diving into experimentation with them and the 2 mentors throughout the workshop."
Festival Director of sound, Fiona Robertson, says:
"We are delighted to be hosting the Composer’s Kitchen again this year, in partnership with Sound and Music and the Bozzini Quartet. It is great for such a collaborative and high-quality composition project to take place in North East Scotland, allowing our audiences to discover the final works and share in the enthusiasm generated by such a creative international project."
Read more about the project here