Sophie Duner String Quartet

Sophie Duner String Quartet

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Brecht and Hendrix with strings in a jazz club.

Biography

The Sophie Dunér String Quartet is a band led by Sophie Dunér ( vocals ). Stylistically, it is a blend of jazz, contemporary & world music. Sophie has written,arranged, sung & produced her latest CD "The City of My Dreams".

Producer Michael Haas ( who has produced artists such as Luciano Pavarotti & Berlin Philharmonic ) said about Sophie´s CD "Initial impressions indicate a strong, very engaging and creative musician with excellent arrangement. Congratulations! You are clearly an artist of enormous talent and intelligence. I am admiring your artistry " and Frank Becker ( Musenblätter Magazine ) wrote " Dunér is at eye level with Kurt Weill, Lennon/McCartney, Gordon Sumner, Ricky Lee Jones and Kate Bush." Other influences are Stravinsky, Björk & Zappa.

A mix of dissonant AND catchy melodies & harmonies with edgy, provocing lyrics.

"A comercial non comercial band!"

Lyrics

Red Sailor Girl

Written By: Sophie Dunér

Red Sailor Girl S. Dunér 2007

Red haired girl hanging on the wall
She´s got one blue eye the other green and yellow
She´s a sailor girl under coloured stars
Shining through the black night over
The deep see so dark blue

Is she waiting for her lover
Lonely down by the shore
Starry eyes through the black of night
This is little red sailor girl

Sailor girl isnt what she seems
Shes a different girl than she appears to be oh yesah she´s
Got a nerv and she does deserve to be
Captain of this ship that takes her to the moon but

Is she waiting for her lover
Lonely down by the shore
Starry eyes through the black of night
This is Little red sailor girl

Sailor girl´s drifting away
Over the seas and astray
Sailor girl, she´s all alone
Sailor girl, she´s on her own

Red haired girl hangs on the wall
Painted by her lovers hands
Red haired girl she might just fall
Into lovers endless call

Sailor girl´s got a conflict now
Wants to sail away but she is still wondering why
Red haired girl beeing all fed up
Will she stay or will she leave this madness all behind… ( B C C )

Kairo

Written By: Sophie Dunér

Kairo S.Dunér 2007

Dance with me until the end of love
I see you dancing endlessly
Around this town of mystery
And if you want come dance with me

The dance of love in Kairo
Move me round and round in this spiral
Like a shining star the city glows on you and me

Endless dancing on the streets of Kairo
Move me til I die

Come with me until the end of life
I see you living in a dream
So full of hope and extasy
So come with me I want to

Scream the words I never said before
Come take my hand and let me
Feel the things I never felt before
Look in my eyes and join this

Endless dancing on the streets of Kairo
Move me til I die

Dance with me until the end of night
I see you dancing in the dark
So full of hope and mystery
So if you want come share with me

The dance of love in Kairo
Move me round and round in this spiral
Like a shining star the city glows on you and me

Endless dancing on the streets of Kairo
Move me til I die

The Plot

Written By: Sophie Dunér

THE PLOT - S. Dunér – 01

You whisper into her ear
I hear you but you can´t see
I´m standing quite close to you

Why do you keep smiling at me
I´d prefer if you´d be clear
Please don´t be so loveable

I hate that grin upon your chin
Your face turning slowly green
Your mouth smiling while your eyes are cold

I hate that grimage so clever
Senseless and changing never
Oh how I find you so grotesque

You say it's a general problem
Nothing should be taken personal
Don´t want to point me out

I sit like a question mark
My eyes big as massive chalk
Incapable to talk

Your talent for social behaviour´s
Far more than mine, I know
Your transformation makes me impressed
Though I don´t want to see you smile
I don´t want to see you hide
I just want you to be like yourself

Hey Doctor

Written By: Sophie Dunér

Hey Doctor S. Dunér 2007

Hey Doctor
Can you fix my little friend
Hey Doctor
Can you make him not pretend
Hey Doctor
I don´t want to play this game
Hey Doctor
Can you fix his little brain

Hey Doctor
Keep him dancing to my tune
Hey Doctor
Tell me you can fix him soon

Hey Doctor
Can you tell my little friend
Hey Doctor
Can you mend my Marionette
Hey Doctor
Can you teach him how to behave
Hey Doctor
Can you make him be my slave

Hey Doctor
Keep him dancing to my tune
Hey Doctor
Tell me you can fix him soon

Fix his little brain
He´s driving me insane
Can´t you stop the pain
I´m trying to maintain

Doctor don´t you have a remedie

Dizcharmed

Written By: Sophie Dunér

Dizcharmed S. Dunér 2007

You are disarmed by me
I am dizcharmed by you
You make me distracted
I want to dismiss you

Dont try to kiss me
And don´t try to miss me
Want you to respect me
Don´t try to perfect me

You´re like a vampire sucking my blood
To the last drop I have left in my entire system

Charming people can be such a danger
To the entire population in this town

I know a doctor
Who treat people like you
Disarming their charm
And their sweet spoken manners

Disactivation of
the entire system
They use when they charm you
But really they harm you

You´re like a vampire sucking my blood to the
Last drop I have left in my entire system

Charming people can be such a danger
To the entire population in this town

You´re like a vampire sucking my blood
To the last drop I have left in my entire system

Discography

"The City of My Dreams" ( Sophie Dunér String Quartet, Sophie Productions, Madrid, Spain & Gothenburg, Sweden 2008 )

http://www.myspace.com/sophiedunerstringquartet

http://cdbaby.com/cd/sdsq

"The Rain in Spain" ( Sophie Dunér Quartet, C.I.M.P records, N.Y, USA 2006 )

http://www.cimprecords.com

Set List

1 set 1 hour. Set list: 1. Kairo 2. The Plot 3. Red Sailor Girl 4. Hey Doctor 5. Dizcharmed 6. The City of My Dreams 7. The Rain in Spain 8. You 9. Marionettes 10. Silent Revolution 11. Why 12. Jack the Ripper 13. Captain Crunch 14. Ugly Beautiful 15. Happy People 16. Its been too long 17. Reach for the stars