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ALBUMS

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CUARTETO LUNARES

Rebound (2024)

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QUINTETO EMEDEA

Modernísimo (2019)

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OCTETOLOGY

Neotango (2023)

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CUARTETO LUNARES

A horas truncas (2016)

Rebound Lunares

REBOUND (2024)

CUARTETO LUNARES

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The year is 1955, Astor Piazzolla returns to Buenos Aires after two years spent in Paris. Between the lessons taken with the legendary Nadia Boulanger, the discovery of the Parisian Jazz scene and meeting of artists like Gerry Mulligan, the young Astor is bubbling with inspiration.

Upon his arrival in Argentina, an emancipatory rampage pushes him to break free from the Tango tradition. 

No more dancers, no more singers, an instrumental tango blurring the frontiers with jazz and classical music. His weapon of choice the Octeto Buenos Aires. This emblematic ensemble crystallizes a turning point in the history of Tango and initiates the emergence of "Tango Nuevo".

The success of the project not being up to his expectations, Astor Piazzolla, a notorious prankster and a troublemaker, burned all of the scores of the Octeto during a dinner with friends. Alas, rendering any chance of bringing this music back to life impossible due to the lost scores.

Today, thanks to an important work of research and transcription, Octetology manages to reconstitute the original arrangements of this long-lost repertoire, and contributes to the rebirth of one of the most beautiful pages in the history of Tango.

Piano: Emilie Aridon-Kociołek

Guitar: Adrien Merahi

Bandoneons: Carmela Delgado, Lysandre Donoso

Violins: Aurelie Gallois, Mathias Naon

Cello: Gersende Perini

Double Bass: Lucas Eubel Frontini

Transcriptions: Lysandre Donoso, Mathias Naon

Recorded in 2022 at the Edgard Varèse Auditorium, Gennevilliers

Label: Paraty

Production: La Fonica

Recording and Mixing: Jean-Baptiste Brunhes

Sound Editing / Texts: Mathias Naon

Photos: Elsa Broclain

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NEOTANGO (2023)

OCTETOLOGY

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The year is 1955, Astor Piazzolla returns to Buenos Aires after two years spent in Paris. Between the lessons taken with the legendary Nadia Boulanger, the discovery of the Parisian Jazz scene and meeting of artists like Gerry Mulligan, the young Astor is bubbling with inspiration.

Upon his arrival in Argentina, an emancipatory rampage pushes him to break free from the Tango tradition. 

No more dancers, no more singers, an instrumental tango blurring the frontiers with jazz and classical music. His weapon of choice the Octeto Buenos Aires. This emblematic ensemble crystallizes a turning point in the history of Tango and initiates the emergence of "Tango Nuevo".

The success of the project not being up to his expectations, Astor Piazzolla, a notorious prankster and a troublemaker, burned all of the scores of the Octeto during a dinner with friends. Alas, rendering any chance of bringing this music back to life impossible due to the lost scores.

Today, thanks to an important work of research and transcription, Octetology manages to reconstitute the original arrangements of this long-lost repertoire, and contributes to the rebirth of one of the most beautiful pages in the history of Tango.

Piano: Emilie Aridon-Kociołek

Guitar: Adrien Merahi

Bandoneons: Carmela Delgado, Lysandre Donoso

Violins: Aurelie Gallois, Mathias Naon

Cello: Gersende Perini

Double Bass: Lucas Eubel Frontini

Transcriptions: Lysandre Donoso, Mathias Naon

Recorded in 2022 at the Edgard Varèse Auditorium, Gennevilliers

Label: Paraty

Production: La Fonica

Recording and Mixing: Jean-Baptiste Brunhes

Sound Editing / Texts: Mathias Naon

Photos: Elsa Broclain

Modrnisimo

MODERNÍSIMO (2019)

QUINTETO EMEDEA

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Acclaimed by both the French and Argentine press, the album "Modernísimo" (2019, Contratiempo/UVMdistribution) offers a diverse range of arrangements and compositions by Astor Piazzolla that are rarely interpreted or recorded since their original versions. "Modernísimo" consists of 14 carefully selected tracks: the iconic early compositions, dazzling pieces with Jazz or classical music influences, arrangements of significant tango "standards," monumental and avant-garde themes by the composer, as well as previously unreleased and unrecorded pieces. All of these compositions are the result of our transcriptions, as the sheet music for this repertoire had never been published before.

Enregistré en février 2018 à l’auditorium du conservatoire de Châtenay-Malabry

Prise de son : Patrick Muller

Montage : Lysandre Donoso, Mathias Naon

Mixage et Mastering : Juanjo Mosalini

 

Graphisme : Philomène Longchamp

Photos : Elsa Broclain

Texte : Mathias Naon

(trad. espagnol : Rut Schereiner/Luis Naon ; trad. anglais : Lucas Eubel Frontini)

A HORAS TRUNCAS (2016)

CUARTETO LUNARES

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This album stems from the foundational approach of the Cuarteto: the discovery and dissemination of the repertoire of the new wave of Argentine tango. Since its inception, the Cuarteto has been performing the works of the most significant contemporary Argentine composers, aiming to render the essence of these compositions through an ensemble formation that had never been explored before. This exciting challenge led Aurélie Gallois to orchestrate the entirety of the repertoire, thus creating the distinct sound of the group. It's the fusion of current repertoire, an ensemble with a unique timbre, coupled with the free and committed interpretation of each musician that shapes the aesthetic signature of Lunares. Enthusiastic about the cultural exchanges engendered by such a project, the Cuarteto engages in a dynamic of valuable musical sharing between two countries united by tango. Throughout your listening experience, you'll encounter the roots of the genre as well as the diverse influences that contribute to the richness of contemporary tango: Piazzolla, Jazz, Classical, Candombe... This album immerses you in an expressive genre that is expanding and firmly innovative.

Recording and Editing: Caspar Falke

Mixing and Mastering: Juanjo Mosalini

Recording Director: Mathias Naon

Recorded in June 2015 at Théâtre DRU, Cultuurfabriek Ulft.

Silvox Records/www.silvox.nl

Label: Ruta Records

Photos: Elsa Broclain

Graphic Design: Philomène Longchamp

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