International Tango Days (Codarts, Rotterdam) – 1st edition
CODARTS meets UNSAM
International Tango Days
April 2–5, 2020
Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
The World Music – Tango – Department at Codarts University of the Arts (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and the Argentinian Music Department at Unidad Académica de las Artes UNSAM (Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina) come together through music and artistic research with the aim of enhancing the creative practice of River Plate tango and providing an invaluable space for cultural exchange and international cooperation.
The International Tango Days – 1st edition are open for musicians worldwide to join and learn how to understand, perform, arrange, compose, improvise, research and engage with tango’s creative practice. Previous tango knowledge or experience is not requested, although participants should be instrumentalists or vocalists of medium to advanced level (demonstrated by sending a recording or video) and be able to read music. There is also the chance for a limited amount of people to join as listeners.
For this first edition, three outstanding teachers from UNSAM are joining Codarts staff members into an explosive team including world renowned pianists Gustavo Beytelmann and Hernán Possetti, violinist Ramiro Gallo and bandoneonist Santiago Segret, all top-notch musicians, arrangers, composers and ensemble/orchestra leaders (see full faculty members list below).
The daily activities are based on the curriculum of Codarts’ Tango Department and cover solo and ensemble performance, arrangement and orchestration, composition, artistic research, music analysis, crossover, ‘parrilla’ and improvisation, as well as presentations and concerts by the teachers, guest musicians, participants to this event, and Codarts students and alumni. Parallel to traditional tango music, new tango practices and repertoire are put centre stage. All lessons are held in English or in Spanish with an English interpreter.
More info on Codarts website: