Sirius Quartet: Colors of the East
In Colors of the East you hear a combination of contemporary writing for strings and folk music techniques from Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Serbia. Significant for each movement are the open spaces for improvisation
These different countries in the east of Europe have a similar musical language and especially in Gypsy music which is a big part of each country's music history you hear the different styles but at the same time their similarities.
Colors of the East captures the music of this area by using traditional folk themes as well as there rhythmic patterns and meter changes.