Jeremy Castro Baguyos - 21st-Century Double Bassist and Academic

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pursuing the refinement of musical expression and creative possibility at the intersection of tradition and innovation.


In performance, composition, and teaching, I am in restless pursuit of the creative possibilities that have not been considered, either because no one thought to do so or refuse or are afraid to do so. I don't seek answers and neither should students nor the audience. However, I hope that the someone may find meaning, and at the very least, I hope to raise questions that otherwise would not be asked. 

If someone feels a little bit better after an encounter with my art in any of its forms, I can safely say that I have done my job as an artist. If my audience reacts uncomfortably, then I can safely say that I have accomplished a public service.

On my primary performance medium, the double bass, I endeavor to acquire and impart in my students, a technique that implements an eloquent and refined musical expression that is consistent, unencumbered, and pure, informed by formidable intellectual rigor and curiosity, grounded at the intersection of tradition and innovation, and often times mediated through digital representation/transformation and cogent interdisciplinary sensibilities.

"A number of extended techniques (behind the bridge playing, sul ponticello, and glissandi) were well executed by Baguyos. . . . . The contrabass playing was impressively in tune, residing mostly in high thumb positions."
-----Review by KCMETROPOLIS.ORG, Kansas City's Online Journal of the Performing Arts (February 2011)

“Goelle Leandre’s vocal techniques are the source of Jeremy Baguyos’s Balancoire No. 15. An arresting and highly original work. . . . . Another standout in the program was Jason Bolte’s Forgotten Dreams, with a great performance by double bassist Jeremy Baguyos.”
-----Review from ARRAY, journal of the International Computer Music Association (2008)

"I would like to congratulate you on getting some music technology going in Nebraska."
-----Max Matthews (March 2011)

"Jeremy Baguyos, double bass, played delightfully"

-----Review from The Republic, Columbus, IN (November 1991)

“everyone came away with new respect for those who work in this sophisticated medium”

-----Review from Bass World, journal of the International Society of Bassists v.35 n.2 (2011)