The Argentinian Tango is known for its stirring rhythms, passionate melodies and its fickle tempos. That’s what makes this sultry dance and its music just so exciting! In a tango-orchestra the musicians have to learn to feel and follow each other’s musical moves: they don’t often play with a conductor and so they have a lot of freedom. In the tango ‘a la parrilla’ (literally: ‘on the grill’) a theme gets interpreted by the group members themselves, on the spot: everyone knows their role and the codes that allow the music to groove and how to give the music their own personal feel.
With this as a starting point, in this course you learn the essentials of the Argentinian Tango, so that you can learn to play the grooves and rhythms on your instrument and discover how to free up your interpretation of the melody. Over the course of the lessons you can build up a repertoire to perform with each other and above all, you’ll learn to let it swing!
Who can sign up?
To take part you need a basic knowledge of how to play the instrument. Knowing of how to read music is not required but handy. Possible instruments: piano, guitar, accordion, bandoneon, violin, alto violin, cello, double bass, all wood and brass instruments and more Contact us if you are not sure about your level or if your instrument is suitable, but you are interested nonetheless.
Interested? Sign up via our website or send an email to email@example.com. Ananta will contact you to make an appointment during the introductory lesson.
If you are only reading this after the introduction, don’t worry: contact us anyway! There might still be a place for you and your instrument.
Ananta Roosens is a violinist and composer who plays with various Argentinian tango-groups, nationally and internationally, (with Pavadita and the Gotan Project, for example), has travelled repeatedly to and from Argentina for concerts and projects (with Hernán Reinaudo, for example). She started up her own tango group ‘La Sieste du Dromadaire’ playing quirky ‘Tangos seen through the eye of the camel’ and won an award for her compositions for tango orchestra at the ‘Cafe Tango Music Award’ in Stuttgard.
Come and discover this course during the free session on Wednesday 18th of September, from 7pm to 8:30 pm.
Ensemble (10 courses/cycle)
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle.
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€120,00 – €300,00