MAY 1, 2020 - PREORDER NOW
The Curve - Ameen Mokdad & Cuatro Puntos Resident Musicians
Original music by Ameen Mokdad powerfully arranged for strings, middle eastern percussion, and voice
Iraqi composer and multi-instrumentalist Ameen Mokdad was trapped in hiding by ISIS for nearly two years in his hometown of Mosul. During that time we wrote an extraordinary repertoire of powerfully emotional music. He arranged it later for the Cuatro Puntos Ensemble and himself. On this album you will hear a string quartet along with Ameen on dumbek, violin, and in recitation of poetry in Arabic.
Fear - Havocs - Hope In God - Confusion - Kholo Fajher - From Her - Lips - Secret - First Momento (The Birth) - Night in the Prince Kingdom - Sognatore - The Curve - Viaggio - Clouds - Tears of Flower - Ween - Over the Mountain - Yoqaal - Yosur
JUNE 1, 2020 - PREORDER NOW
Sounds of Persia - Dariush Saghafi & Cuatro Puntos Ensemble
Music for Persian santur (hammered dulcimer) and string quartet
Be transported into another sound world as you listen to a traditional improvised solo by the world's leading master of Persian santur, Dr. Dariush Saghafi. Then hear a string quartet by Dr. Reza Vali using ancient Persian and Dastgâh modes, and finish with a rousing piece by Vali for both string quartet and santur.
Improvised santur solo in Ashur mode - Reza Vali: String Quartet No. 4 "Ormavi" - Reza Vali: Ashoob for santur & string quartet
JULY 1, 2020 - PREORDER NOW
From The Countryside - String Quintets Based On Folk Music
Enjoy music for string quintet (2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos) based on folk tunes from the countryside. Performed by: Annie Trépanier, violin; Aaron Packard, violin; Steve Larson, viola; Kevin Bishop, viola; Allan Ballinger, cello
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet
Antonin Dvorak: Quintet for Strings Op. 97 "American"
Kevin Bishop: Fantasy on Kurdish Themes for string quintet