Rascasuelos Orquesta (Tango)
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Rascasuelos Orquesta (Tango)

Buenos Aires, Argentina | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Buenos Aires, Argentina | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
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Jan
08
Rascasuelos Orquesta (Tango) @ Webster Hall

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Nov
02
Rascasuelos Orquesta (Tango) @ Carnegie Hall

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

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"We Live Buenos Aires with Intensity, 28 Nov. 2015"

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Rascasuelos, the word, sounds like a blunt, touching metaphor for
Rascasuelos, a tango group. There are songs of this seven-piece led by the Tripa Bonfiglio – bandoneonista and musical director – that seem to be effectively scratching the floor. Crushing tiles, asphalt and paving stones with nails, as if wanting to reach the underground… and raise the earth. So sounds "Porco dio", the instrumental that opens the brand new Tangos Vivos. Such viscous sounds too, "Salidera" the third track whose lyrics – and part of the music – correspond to another commander: Limón García. "We say Tangos Vivos because tango is living today, composed in a cutthroat world, violent, fast and charming, that seduces and then rejects you”.

§ A work of nine songs combining acidity, aridity and power with lyrical lapses and acoustics, which climb upon the shoulders of tradition (Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, centrally) to look beyond. "Tango is the genre that we choose to express ourselves, we are its authors and composers who find a way where we can tell how we feel the music today. And the new songs are about our own experiences”, relates García, thinking about each of his songs.

Rascasuelos, la palabra, suena como una contundente metáfora táctil de
Rascasuelos, el grupo de tango. Hay músicas de éste septeto comandado por el
Tripa Bonfiglio –bandoneonista y director– que parecen efectivamente estar
rascando el suelo. Estrujando baldosas, asfaltos y adoquines con las uñas, como
queriendo llegar al subsuelo –de la urbe– y sublevarlo. Así suena “Porco dio”, el
instrumental que abre el flamante Tangos vivos. Así de viscoso suena, también,
“Salidera”, el tercer track cuya letra –y parte de la música– le corresponden al otro
comandante: Limón García. “Le pusimos Tangos vivos porque son tangos
compuestos hoy, en un mundo feroz, violento, rápido y encantador que te seduce y
te rechaza.

Un trabajo de nueve piezas propias que combina acidez, aridez y potencia con
lapsus líricos y acústicos, y que se sube sobre los hombros de la tradición (Astor
Piazzolla y Osvaldo Pugliese, centralmente) para mirar más allá. “El tango es el
género que elegimos para expresarnos, somos autores y compositores que
encontramos un camino donde podemos contar cómo sentimos la música hoy. Y los
temas nuevos tratan de nuestras propias experiencias”, refiere García, pensando
cada pieza propia. - Página 12 “Cultura & Espectaculos”


"We Propose a Tango with No Makeup"

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Translated Quotations:

Some still claim that tango should be treated almost like a sacred mantle: A question of faith that only leaves room for veneration. As if it had emerged from an immaculate conception and not from the margins of a multiplicity of origins and rhythms. Rascasuelos exerts and stresses with a militant fervor a righteousness and obsession with contemporary tango: the prodigy of a unique historical language and porousness of the circumstances of our time.

It’s not a forced exoticism, much less electronic monstrosities painted with the sounds of the bandoneon. It’s modern tango, with more abrasive rhythms, loud, with echoes of German cabaret, folk and lashes of rock. But always eluding the unbearable lightness of this unlikely fusion. This is tango today, according to Rascasuelos. The musical director, bandoneon player and composer, Patricio "Tripa" Bonfiglio summises: "We want tango without makeup. We work to betray the stereotype. But we know that in order to modify or even break the language it is necessary to know the language in the first place. Although without being dazzled, still avoiding the temptation to reproduce was is a marvelous museum of work."

Algunos todavía pretenden que el tango sea tratado casi como un manto sagrado:
una cuestión de fe que solo deje lugar a la veneración. Como si hubiera surgido de
una concepción inmaculada y no de los márgenes de la multiplicidad de orígines y
ritmos. Rascasuelos ejerce y subraya con fervor militante el derecho y la obsesión de
un tango en presente: hijo de un lenguaje histórico único, y a la vez poroso a las
circunstancias de su tiempo.

No se trata de exotismos forzados, ni mucho menos engendros electrónicos
barnizados con sonidos de bandoneón. Es tango en presente, con rítmicas más
abrasivas, volúmenes desafiantes, ecos de cabaret alemán, folklore y trazos de rock.
Pero siempre eludiendo la insoportable levedad de la fusión. Se trata del género hoy,
según Rascasuelos. El director bandoneonista y compositor Patricio "Tripa" Bonfiglio
sintetiza: "Queremos un tango sin maquillajes. Trabajamos para traicionar al
estereotipo. Pero tenemos claro que para modificar o incluso romper el lenguaje es
necesario conocerlo. Aunque sin dejarse encandilar y eludiendo la tentación de
reproducir aquello maravilloso que hecho hoy sería museo". - Tiempo Argentino, Espactaculos


"Tango, they changed you're look / style"

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The emergence of a new breed of tango lyricists proposes, finally, a break with the poetic line of previous generations, whose lyrics seemed to cling to stereotypes that emerged during the golden age of the genre.

This way of portraying the environment is found echoed in various formations that have emerged in recent years. Some members of Astillero themselves produced lyrics in this regard. The same goes for Ciudad Baigón, Agua Pesada, and in certain songs by Altertango or Biyuya. The same can be said for Rascasuelos orchestra also, who integrate the works of Subirá and Céspedes, such as “Tocando fondo”, “Quiero”, “Hoy”, “Cantaba tangos”, some co-written with singer Hector "Limón" García (who has a rock background having performed with Bersuit Vergarabat and Via Varela). On the first disc of the group, García developed an iconoclastic vocal performance, raw and visceral, and outside of the genre… art is broken, [and] is reborn all the time". The vocal repertoire of the disc is completed with "Muchacha en guerra", a portrait signed by the acidic pianist Fulvio Giraudo.

El surgimiento de una nueva camada de letristas de tango propone, por fin, una
ruptura con la línea poética de generaciones anteriores, cuya lírica parecía aferrada
a los estereotipos surgidos durante la edad de oro del género.

Esta forma de retratar el entorno encuentra eco en varias formaciones surgidas en
los últimos años. Algunos integrantes de la propia Astillero produjeron letras en este
sentido. Lo mismo ocurre con Ciudad Baigón, Agua Pesada, ciertos temas de
Altertango o La Biyuya. También con la orquesta Rascasuelos, que integró a su
repertorio obras de Subirá y Céspedes, como “Tocando fondo”, “Quiero”, “Hoy”,
“Cantaba tangos”, algunas en coautoría con el cantante Héctor “Limón” García (otro
que llega del rock , con un CV que reseña Bersuit Vergarabat y Vía Varela). En el
primer disco del grupo, García desarrolló un trabajo vocal iconoclasta, crudo y
visceral, muy alejado de los tics del género… el arte es fractura, es renacer todo el
tiempo”. El repertorio vocal del disco se completa con “Muchacha en guerra”, un
ácido retrato firmado por el pianista Flavio Giraudo. - Clarin – Revista de Cultura (Culture Magazine)


Discography

In August 2010 they released their debut self-titled studio album to critical acclaim, and Rascasuelos was catapulted toward their first European Tour in 2012.

FEB 09: Zuiderpershuis, Amberes, Belgium

FEB 10: Rasa, Utrecht, Holland

FEB 11: De Doelen, Holland

FEB 12: Tropentheater, Amsterdam, Holland

 In 2013 Rascasuelos released their second studio album, ‘Tangos Vivos’.


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Rock meets Mozart, meets Tango.

At the vanguard of the renaissance in tango is Rascasuelos, a seven-piece orchestra, fine slices of caramelised rare meat, where ‘Rock meets Mozart meets Tango’. Emerging from deep within the tension, chaos, and recovery that encapsulates the social historical narrative of Argentina, steeped in erotic perfume emanating from the streets of Buenos Aires, Rascasuelos has become the contemporary accompaniment to a society whose streets remain forever on fire.

Rascasuelos is led by maestro composer, bandoneonista, and Musical Director Patricio ‘Tripa’ Bonfiglio, accompanied by a dynamic musical collective that stems from as many nations as they do musical genres. Featuring members from the Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires (The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra), Rascasuelos reverberates to the voice of Limón García (formerly of Bersuit Vergarabat & Via Varela), Fulvio Giraudo (Piano), Cristian Basto (Double Bass), Nicolas Tabbush (Violin), and Gabriel Wolff (Viola), and Mauro Sarachian (Cello).

Rascasuelos formed in 2008 to romper fucking todo, jettisoning the boundaries of the genre commonly known as Tango. In August 2010 they released their debut self-titled studio album to critical acclaim, and Rascasuelos was catapulted toward their first European Tour, taking in the cities of Amberes, Utrecht, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam. 

In 2013 Rascasuelos released their second studio album, ‘Tangos Vivos’, and immediately returned to Europe as the headline artist at the ‘Tarbes en Tango’ Festival, France. Then, in October of this very same year, Rascasuelos was selected from more than 850 artists and performers throughout Argentina to perform live at the 13th WOMEX Festival, which took place in Cardiff, Wales.

From 2010 through 2016, Rascasuelos were regular guests of the ‘Festival de Tango de la Ciudad’, Buenos Aires, performing across multiple stages and at the most auspicious venues. On Wednesday the 2nd of November, Rascasuelos will premiere at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall, and in January 2017 will return to New York for the Globo Fest.

Rascasuelos currently tours with 7 musicians and 4 professional dancers, including the virtuosi in contemporary dance, Mica Spina and Manuco Firmani (choreography), who transcend contemporary dance, ballet and tango and Soledad Buss and Cesar Peral - all stars from ‘Arrabal’ by multi-award winners Gustavo Santaolalla (Academy Award, Best Original Score, 2005 & 2006) and Sergio Trujillo (Tony Award, Best Choreography, 2016).

Rascasuelos was selected from more than 850 artists and performers throughout Argentina to perform live at the 13th WOMEX Festival, which took place in Cardiff, Wales. In August 2014, Rascasuelos were invited on their third European Tour as the headline artist at the ‘Tarbes en Tango’ Festival, and in Paris, France.

Rascasuelos has performed at the ‘Festival de Tango de la Ciudad’, Buenos Aires, across multiple stages and at the most auspicious venues, such as: Teatro 25 de Mayo, Torquato Tasso, Café Vinilo, Club Atlético Fernández Fierro, Teatro Orlando Goñi, Teatro Caras y Caretas, Domus Artis, Centro Cultural Haroldo Conti, Auditorio de la Biblioteca Nacional, Boris Club, Ciudad Vieja de la Plata, Radio Nacional, Alianza Francesa, Festival Maravillosa Música, and Pista Urbana. On Wednesday the 2nd of November, Rascasuelos will premiere at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall, and on Sunday the 8th of January will return to New York, appearing live at globalFEST 2017 - Webster Hall.

Patricio ‘Tripa’ Bonfiglio – Composer, Musical Director & Bandoneon

Trip is a founding member the two most influential groups to have emerged from deep within the current new wave of Tango, Fernández Fierro and Astillero, He has performed with Argentinian rock icons, Bersuit Vergarabat, Alejandro Balbis, and Ariel Prat, among numerous others. He is also the the current bandoneonista with ‘Arrabal’.

 Limón García – Voice

A child prodigy, García was unearthed by two of tango’s greatest historical figures, Ben Molar and Mercedes Sosa. A founding member of Via Varela, he was invited to join Argentinian rock icons Bersuit Vergarat at the height of their powers back in 1996. After leaving the group in 1999, he continued to perform on various studio albums recorded by the band throughout the following years, before becoming inspired by the fast-emerging new wave in tango. García returned to the genre on the album ‘Mar Azul’ by the internationally renowned Bajofondo, which included a co-composition with Juan Subirá and Gustavo Santaolalla. 


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