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Simón García: Swing K-1000 for double bass quartet

Simón García: Swing K-1000 for double bass quartet

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About the Composition

Simón García writes: "Swing K-1000 is an Up-Swing work dedicated to my friend Andrés Martín. The title is a word game about a famous French car, the Simca 1000, which was an icon in the 1960´s. The music is inspired by these years and I tried to write in the way of the great Big Bands like Duke Ellington´s band. There are solo sections and I included a tutti section imitating the Saxophone Soli language. It´s a fresh and powerful piece which gives off all the energy of a Big Band."

Swing K-1000 was premiered in October 2009 at Suntory Hall in Japan by The Bass Gang.

About the Composer

Bassist and composer Simón García was born in Mugardos (Spain) in 1977 and graduated in double bass from the Conservatorio Superior of Salamanca. He has worked as a double bassist in the Royal Orchestra of Galicia, having also performed in many orchestras throughout Spain, and is the bassist in the Symphony Wind Orchestra of A. Coruna. His music has been performed in Mexico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Denmark, Spain, Japan, Italy, Austria, Germany, Canada, USA, and UK by The Bass Gang, Bass Instinct, and Il Quint-etto amongst others, and some of his music was used as teaching material in the 2011 ISB Year of Collaborative Music.

About Simón's Music

Simón García’s music is lively, jazzy, and rhythmic with great forward momentum and drive. Accessible for players and audiences alike, he writes colorful music of distinction and energy, employing the entire range of the double bass.

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