Composer

I started composing as a student during my college years in Los Angeles while following my courses of ear-training,harmony and counterpoint at the Los Angeles Pierce College and private composition and orchestration courses. I went through the different aspects of 20th century compositional techniques but it took me several years to find my own language and, once this happened, started composing on a regular basis with a personal style: very close to latin american popular music (but always rich in harmony and rhythm), jazz and European "serious" music from the first half of the 20th century. Through all these years of living in Europe -since 1974- I have used this combination of influences to express myself in many types of musical situations (chamber music, film and tv commercials,big band arrangements, music for the theatre and work commissions from my fellow colleagues at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique in Geneva.

 

 

Composition featured: Humores 

 

HUMORES (for 4 guitars) in 3 movements, written in 2002 for the Quartetto Torres from Lugano. Numerous concerts in Switzerland and Italy, including the Festival chitarristico di Torino. Duration: about 10 minutes. 

 

 

 

Composition featured: Sueños y Ensueños 

 

SUEÑOS Y ENSUEÑOS (for pan flute and guitar) in 4 movements,commissioned by the master pan flute player Michel Tirabosco and guitarist Antonio Dominguez. First performance in Geneva,Switzerland. Many performances in concert halls and churches in Switzerland, France and Italy. Duration: about 9 minutes. 

 

 

 

Composition featured: Canciones Tropicales  

 

CANCIONES TROPICALES (for solo guitar) in 5 movements, written for concert guitarist Georgui Vassilev. First performance at M.I.S.S. Art Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland and numerous performances in Bulgaria, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany. Duration: about 12 minutes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George et Daisy , années 80

 

Bolero de Antaño
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Romántico
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Borrachera
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Rumba Rueda
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Paraiso Perdido
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Tres rosas para una India
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NDR's Big Band, ( Radio Hambourg)

Borrachera
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Soplo de vida
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Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon (1980)
Preludio - Balada - Finale.
Duration: 4' 30"
Manuscript
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Suite para Quinteto (1986)
for wind quintet
Preludio - Canción - Danza.
Duration: 5' 30"
Editions BIM

Four Songs for String Trio and Piano (1988)
Duration: 8' 00"
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Quatre pièces pour deux guitares (1989)
Tongolete - Canción de Mediodía - Rumba de la Brujas - Tierra Virgen.
Duration: 5' 00"
Müller & Schade AG

Homenaje a la Selva (1989)
for flute, clarinet, violoncello and vibraphone
Diálogo de las flores - Danza de las abejas - Resurección de los árboles.
Duration: 7' 30"
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Danzas del Caribe (1990)
for three clarinets, bass clarinet and piano
Molto animato - Moderato con brio - Andante con ánima.
Duration: 7' 00"
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Trois Préludes pour Tuba et Piano (1990)
Duration: 5' 30"
Editions Marc Reift

El Circulo de la Nostalgia (1990)
for two guitars
La Ciudad sin ti - Recuerdos de la Sierra - Conferencia de los Enamorados.
Duration: 5' 00"
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Canciones Tropicales (1991)
for guitar solo
Preludio Azul - Canción Amarga - Bambuco Negro - El Jardín Encantado - La Ciudad de los Milagros.
Duration: 11' 00"
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Nine Progressive Pieces for Clarinet Trio (1991)
for three clarinets
Duration: 10' 00"
Müller & Schade AG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some selected RECORDINGS OF GEORGE'S WORKS

 

Danzas Costeñas, pour flûte, clarinette et piano, joué par le Sterling Trio, www.the sterlingtrio.com

 

Buenaventura
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Desierto
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Chango
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Humores, pour 4 guitares, joué par le Quartetto Torres

 

Caprichoso
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Enamorado
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Indeciso
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WORKS OF GEORGE BARCOS

 

Trombone Quartet (1991)
for four trombones
Con moto - Poco andante - Moderato molto ritmico - Tumbao Cubano.
Duration: 7' 00"
Müller & Schade AG



Poemas Encantados (1992)
for four harps
1. El guajiro y la serpiente 2. Luces del trópico 3. La isla del olvido 4. El papagayo adivino
Duration: 12' 00"
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Sueños y Ensueños (1993)
for pan flute and guitar
La Musa Enamorada - El Sueño de la Iguana - El Ángel Desaparecido - Rumbero y Soñador.
Duration: 9' 00"
Manuscript
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Deux Pièces pour quatuor de trombones (1993)
1. Chorongo 2. Canción
Duration: 4' 00"
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El Libro de los Colores (1994)
for pan flute, violin, violoncello and harp
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
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Danzas Costeñas (1995)
for flute, clarinet and guitar (or piano)
Chango - Desierto - Buenaventura.
Duration: 6' 00"
Emerson Edition Ltd.

Cinco Piezas Recreativas (1996)
for flute, violin, clarinet and piano
Danza Idilica - Ikebana - Caja de recuerdos - Nieve - El Ángel de la Guardia.
Duration: 12' 30"
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Cuentos Peregrinos (1997)
for guitar and double-bass
La Ciudad perdida - Burundanga - Raices.
Duration: 10' 00"
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3 Pieces (1997-1998)
for oboe and bassoon assemble
"Calypso" for 3 oboes and 3 bassoons
"Xote mixte" for 4 oboes and 4 bassoons
"El sueño del guácharo" for 3 oboes and 3 bassoons
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
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Quatre pièces pour 2 guitares, by D. Bogdanovich and S. Wayne

 

Canción de Mediodía
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Rumba de las brujas
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Tierra Virgen
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Tongolele
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Sueños y Ensueños, for pan flute and guitar, by M. Tirabosco and A. Dominguez.

 

La musa enamorada
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El sueno de la iguana
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El angel desaparecido
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Rumbero y soñador
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Poemas de Esperanza (1998-1999)
for female choir, two guitars and double-bass
Texts: Juana de Ibarbourou, Gabriela Mistral, Delmira Agustini
La nueva esperanza - Hímno al árbol - Explosión.
Duration: 12' 30"
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Piezas Íntimas (1999)
for flute, bassoon and harp
Nocturnal - Danzón - Poema Místico.
Duration: 9' 30"
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Humores (2001-2002)
for four guitars
Caprichoso - Indeciso - Enamorado.
Duration: 12' 00"
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Danzas idílicas (2003)
for 3 oboes, 2 bassoons and percussion
Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript

Bochorno (2004)
for voice, violin, bandoneon, piano and double bass
Duration: 5' 00"
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4 Pièces (2005)
for mixed voices (SATB), piano, violoncello and bassoon
Texts: Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Alfonsina Storni, Beaucarné, Théophile Gautier
Passarelles dans a nuit - Maisons alignées - Une triste boutique - Les batôns.
Duration: 10' 00"
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Hymne au soleil (2006)
for mixed choir, piano and percussion (2)
Texts: Edmond Rostand
Duration: 12' 00"
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Cita para ocho (2007)
for 4 flutes, 2 alto flutes, 2 bass flutes
Duration: 8' 00"
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Incertidumbre (2012)
for flute, clarinet and piano.
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
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REFLECTIONS (2015 - 2016)
Four sonnets and a round.
For mixed choir (SATB) and piano
Text: Karen Sadek
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