We will be featuring an interview with Andrés Martín on Contrabass Conversations next week. Andrés is a powerful new voice in the world of double bass composition, writing major new works for the double bass like his bass concerto and the Anna’s Promise project that we featured on the podcast recently along with commentary by Barry Green and Jeff Bradetich.
One piece that I find particularly powerful is “43” by Andrés and Donovan Stokes (a former Contrabass Conversations guest). This work commemorates the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero and also happens to be the exact number of bass players performing in this video. Check it out–it’s good stuff: