Members of the genre-crossing ensemble share some of the unusual techniques they use to give them their unique sound

Benjamin von Gutzeit (viola) and Gabriel Terracciano (violin) describe how the quartet uses percussive techniques to create rhythm and groove

Founder violinist David Balakrishnan describes how his own mixed heritage led to experimenting with sliding techniques that lie somewhere between Indian and Western styles

Cellist Malcolm Parson describes what he calls ‘the hickety mute thing’ which ads percussive and rhythmic interest to pizzicato bass lines

The quartet plays a work by Balakrishnan blending Bach and bebop live at the Cutting Room, New York