13 · Rodolfo Mederos Orquesta
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Hello! I'm Rodolfo Mederos, bandoneon player, composer and arranger. For sixty years now, I have been playing the music that lives in my city and in my heart : the tango.
In my early days I had the great privilege of being part of the Typical Orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese, and since then, one special wish had been living in my heart: to eventually have my own Typical Orchestra .
In my youth I attended more disruptive musical styles. But the old dream of forming my Typical Orchestra returned to my mind again and again. I felt that I should continue the imprint left by the great masters of the genre: Osvaldo Pugliese, Horacio Salgán, Anibal Troilo, among others.
Finally the possibilities were given and in 2003 managed to form the Rodolfo Mederos Typical Orchestra. The formation process was documented by filmmaker Alejandro Saderman and then (partially fictionalized) was chronicled in the film The last bandoneon, released in late 2006. Here you can see the trailer.
We are 13 musicians and 13 years, we traveled a lot and participated in numerous festivals. Here there is a list of some of the places we visited:
International Cervantino Festival - Mexico 2004 / Festival de La Falda - 2005 / Festival Seville between cultures - Sevilla 2005 / Festival Grec - Barcelona - 2006 / Festival of Tango Junín - 2007 / Tango Festival in Buenos Aires - 2007 / Las Palmas, Canary Islands , October 2010 / Oslo World Music Festival, November 2009 / Tango Festival her skirts 2009 / Beijing Cultural Centre for Performing Arts, February 2010 / International Festival of the Arts, Costa Rica, March 2011 / International Festival Ushuaia, 2012 / Festival Tango Fair Daract - 2013 / Festival of Tango of Buenos Aires - 2015
So far, we recorded 2 CDs: The first was called "Community" and it was our presentation, our initial trip. It was totally recorded in ION Studies, by the great Portu Da Silva. Here you can see the orchestra playing the broadcast cut Abran Cancha.
The second CD was live, with Miguel Poveda, a wonderful flamenco singer. We recorded the mitad en the Teatro Colon and the other half in the Carlos V Palace Granada. It were called "Dialogues" and edited Universal Music. A video of Dialogues here and another here.
Time went on and we were adding new songs to our repertoire. So now it is the turn to our third cd! With it we would like to spread our new repertoire, composed of 13 tangos: some classic like La Cachila or La Cumparsita, and others of my latest production.
Our new album will be called “13”. Would you help us to achieve it?
Here you are a last link to one of my favourites activities: teaching. The workshop called "Escuchemos el tango (Let us listen tu tango)" is included in one of the rewards.
Rodolfo Mederos Typical Orchestra are:
Bandoneons: Rodolfo Mederos / Rodolfo Roballos / Fernando Taborda / Miguel Caragliano
Violins: Nicolas Tabbush / Luis Sava / Eleonora Votti / Ramiro Miranda
Viola: Rubén Jurado
Violoncello: Fernando Dieguez
Guitar: Armando de la Vega
Bass: Sergio Rivas
Piano: Ariel Azcarate
Arrangements and musical direction: Rodolfo Mederos
Management and Production: Andrea Ortego / Gustavo Froján
MAKING THE VIDEO: Laura Ortego / Rodrigo Fafian / Andrea Ortego
EDITION: Rodrigo Fafian
THANKS TO: Ana Votti for lending her home with such generosity
Teatro Colón, 2006