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NEW CD "Short Stories" OUT NOW on JazzHausMusik label!
The MOVE String Quartet from Berlin explores an innovative string sound, playing fresh, powerful chamber music with an edge. Their original music merges the vitality of jazz with classical sensibility and rock energy.
On their new album „Short Stories“, every piece opens a musical world of its own. Delicate pieces encounter tunes with heavier energy, vast nordic space („Iceland“) meets a wry cowboy number („Horse“), a dizzying musical labyrinth („Mirror Mirror“) contrasts with the prickly „Shake It Off“ or the dynamic „Turn Back Never“. Bassist Carlos Bica also contributes some fresh versions of his songs from his „Azul“ trio.
The internationally acclaimed bandmembers are masters of both refined „classical“ tones, and of more contemporary gritty, „dirty“ sonorities: muscular and delicate, playful and laconic, full of character and emotive. The musicians feed each other with fresh impulses and surprises, keeping the band interactive and lively. Their unconventional line-up with a double bass replacing the second violin makes for an especially rich, warm sound.

Susanne Paul, Cello and compositions
Carlos Bica, Double Bass and composition
Ger∂ur Gunnarsdóttir, Violin
Marie-Theres Härtel, Viola

Press reactions:
„Alive and wide awake!“ - HR2 Radio Kultur (Guenter Hottmann)
„Finest chamber music“ - Melodiva
„exciting and unpredictable“ - JazzPodium 6/18 (Thorsten Meyer)
„Phenomenal quartet ... Short, concise songs emanate strongly outlined melodies, memorable moods, and that „special something" that makes it really hard to break away from "Short Stories". Beautiful themes, delightful melodic colors and excellent sound.“ - Longplayrecenzje
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Order CDs from info [at] movequartet.com
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The MSQ's first CD, „El Camino“ was also released on the Jazz Haus Musik label in 2013.
Mission statement: "The album "El Camino" is a concept album, roaming through various images, moods and landscapes that a traveler might encounter on a journey, a real journey perhaps or an inner one.
In these compositions, I aimed for clarity and simplicity. Preferring rawness over embellishments, I strove to bring out the essence of an idea by leaving out as much as possible. It's a matter of capturing something that's already there in the material, something organic and balanced. I guess most of all, it's about listening to the space between the notes."