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Andrés Navarro García (Murcia, Spain) is a percussionist that focuses his work on the field of
contemporary music. He combines his activity as soloist with ensembles and orchestras. He
is currently based in Brussels after having finished a Performing master in KASK &
Conservatorium (Ghent).
As soloist, Andrés puts grand effort in offering audience a music proposal provided of his
personal idea of music. This effort takes him to composition and improvisation fields. He has
composed music for theatre pieces and for solo percussion. His solo concerts are always
marked by improvisation. Objects, voice, electronic and street sounds and his body are some
of the main elements in his performances.
The first steps of Andrés Navarro as a percussionist takes place in his hometown (La Unión)
and Cartagena, later he moves to Granada. In this city he studies bachelor in percussion and
at the same time he collaborates with orchestras, bands, ensembles and composers, taking
part in several premieres. During his last years in Spain he gets in contact with painters,
actors, audiovisual artists, theatre directors… this contact with other disciplines and current
artworks takes him to KASK & Conservatorium.
He has participated in several premieres, pointing up composers such José Nieto, Stefaan
Quix, Óscar Escudero, Mateo Soto and Pedro Guajardo. Andrés has played with several
orchestras such as Orquesta Sinfónica de Torrevieja, Orquesta de Cámara de Cartagena,
Orquesta de la Universidad de Granada, Joven Orquesta de Málaga.
He has been enrolled in several projects of music theatre in the museum José Guerrero,
Sobre Lab (contemporary cultural collective) and he formed the music theatre duo Perflux-us.
His music activity goes beyond the classical and contemporary music. During his career
Andrés has been enrolled in projects of flamenco, modern and latin music. In 2013 he formes
the band ÉTER which wins several prizes and records the album “Ondas de calor”.
Nowadays Andrés develops part of his work with several ensembles. He is member of the
minimalistic music ensemble Stefaan Quix & Het Quixtet and the free improvisation band The
Cosmics Union, he also collaborates with the contemporary ensembles such as Ensemble
21, Container Ensemble, G.A.M.E. and several orchestras and choirs.

SOUNDS
Katharina Klement 30/8/19
Mariana Carvalho 30/8/19
Dejana Sekulic & Gilles Doneux 3/10/19


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