Originating from Jordan, USA, UK and Palestine, The Four Corners Quartet will take you somewhere you will have never been before. Shattering the traditional impression of a string quartet, they are a self-composing and improvising ensemble with an energy unheard to the jazz, world, or contemporary classical scene.
On 4/4 they release their debut EP - The Four Corners; four new works from their four corners of the world. The EP explores Arabic improvisations, Palestinian folk, Native American Choctaw hymnals, to a jazz cover arranged by the UK’s Mercury Nominated trio GoGo Penguin.
Formed in 2014 at Berklee College of Music, their first recording of Eugene Friesen’s “Maracaibo” quickly became a YouTube sensation worldwide. Now they step out across boarders with their first record, promising to be an new evolution to their own traditions.
1. Shock and Awe arr. for String Quartet by GoGo Penguin 03:08
2. Zainab 07:00
3. Al Dal'Ona 05:18
4. I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages 04:28
Shock and Awe
Composed by GoGo Penguin
Arranged by Chris Illingworth, 2014
From ‘V2.0’, on Gondwana Records, a Mercury Nominated Album of The Year
Composed by Layth Sidiq, 2014
Composed by Naseem Alatrash, 2014
I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages
Arranged by Ellen Melissa Story, 2014
A Songololo Music Production:
Mixing/Recording by Vicente Espi, Songololo Music
Recording Assistants Pablo San Martin & Travis Karpak
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner, M Works Mastering
Special thanks to Chris Illingworth, GoGo Penguin, Qattan Foundation, Berklee College of Music, Melissa Howe, Eugene Friesen, Sandy Kott, Jacques Cohen, Nathalie Botbol, and all other encouraging voices.