Art of Élan’s commitment to collaboration and supporting new work continues this season with the commissioning of Tijuana-based composer and double-bassist Andrés Martín to write a work for NOW Ensemble (Art of Élan’s ensemble-in-residence). The piece will be premiered in both San Diego and Tijuana, and is featured in this special closing concert at The San Diego Museum of Art, alongside works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Ted Hearne, and other composers affiliated with the NYC-based New Amsterdam Records.
A native of Buenos Aires, bassist, arranger, and composer Andrés Martín has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles in Argentina, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Denmark, England, Germany and United States. Since his arrival in Tijuana, Andrés has been immersed in teaching as well as performing as a soloist and chamber musician. He is a member of the “Orquesta de Baja California” and “Cuatro para Tango”, a chamber ensemble with whom he has released four recordings. He also organizes and directs “Contrabajos de Baja California A.C.,” a Double Bass academy which hosts an international double bass festival and chamber music course in Tijuana every year. His double bass concerto no.1 (2012) became a standard work in the double bass library, being performed all over the world.