Sexteto Visceral is a young orchestra, that currently gets enthusiastic reviews from the critics and milongas in Buenos Aires for its brand new album “Champagne Tango“. This album is a homage to Aníbal Troilo and the great orchestras of the 40s. The musicians wrote the arrangements in their own and distinct musical language but always in the specific style of one of these great orchestras.
Sexteto Visceral was founded at the beginning of 2011. Initially without a vocalist, the orchestra was promptly approached by the singer Hernán Fernández after its first live appearances. The musicians welcomed the idea of a collaboration because tango when sung delivers much more immediacy to the listener and Hernán Fernández is known for his artistic work and insightful interpretations.
The repertoire includes: tango for dance or concerts, argentine folklore as chacarera and zamba and their own compositions.
With countless shows in the Milongas and Theatres of Buenos Aires, two performances at the Gran Milonga Nacional and numerous shows throughout all of Argentina the musicians have quickly made a name with their unique arrangements and own compositions.
Before the concert, the group offers the workshop Fundamental styles in Tango voor musicians and arrangers, tango dancers and teachers as well as any person interested in the genre even if they have not formal studies of music. The workshop explores the typical characteristics of each one of the orchestral and composing styles that have marked the most important trends in the history of Tango. More information on this link.
The musicians want to keep tango alive – and not only among the people who regularly attend the Milongas. Rather, they would also like to make tango accessible to audiences that are either still unfamiliar with it or perhaps consider it old-fashioned. With their arrangements and original compositions, they want to present a new identity for the tango that assimilates and reflects current modern movements and constructs from the musical and artistic scene. Sexteto Visceral performs with six typical tango instruments, but differs from traditional orchestras in that each instrument is only represented once. The musicians thereby consciously place the focus on the individual personality of each individual and his or her instrument. This creative freedom – and responsibility – is enjoyed by each musician and gives them more space for conceiving new arrangements and original compositions.
Initially without a vocalist, the orchestra was promptly approached by the singer Hernán Fernández after its first live appearances. The musicians welcomed the idea of a collaboration because tango when sung delivers much more immediacy to the listener and Hernán Fernández is known for his artistic work and insightful interpretations.
Sexteto Visceral‘s new album is a hommage to the great orchestras of the Golden Age and Aníbal Troilo for his 100th birthday.
The arrangements are modern and distinct while written in the specific style of these great orchestras.
Dedicated to all milongueras and milongueros and the lovers of Tango music.
1 Chiqúe – in the style of Aníbal Troilo
2 Pa’ que bailen los muchachos – in the style of Aníbal Troilo
3 Champagne Tango – in the style of Carlos Di Sarli
4 Toda mi vida – in the style of Aníbal Troilo
5 Desde el Alma – in the style of Osvaldo Pugliese
6 A Evaristo Carriego – in the style of Osvaldo Pugliese
7 La puñalada – in the style of Juan D’arienzo
8 El puntazo – in the style of Juan D’arienzo
9 Flor de lino – in the style of Aníbal Troilo
10 Canaro en París – in the style of Sexteto Mayor
11 Taquito militar – in the style of Quinteto Real
12 Mal de amores – in the style of Quinteto Real
Francisco Ferrero, Piano
He started his piano studies in the city of Córdoba with different teachers such as Lidia Mazzieri and Hermes Bálsamo. In 2005 he entered Félix T. Garzón Music Conservatory and studied with Jorge
Romero and Victoria Azurmendi. At the same time he attended National University of Córdoba and got a degree as a Musical Composition Professor in 2010 and the University’s Award to academic merit.
In 2011 he moved to Buenos Aires to study Tango and Folklore in “Escuela de Música Popular e Avellaneda” with teachers such as Julián Peralta, Adriana Leguizamón and Juancho Farías Gómez.
Meanwhile he continued his piano studies with Nicolás Ledesma and Lilián Saba. That same year he entered Emilio Balcarce Tango School Orchestra conducted by Victor Lavallén. He graduated in 2012 after the recording of the album “Mistonguero”. In 2010 he was part of “Las Luces” Tango Threesome as pianist and music arranger. He has been the Sexteto’s pianist and musical director since 2011.
Nicolás Maceratesi, Bandoneón
He started his musical studies in 2003 with Leonardo Álvarez, a guitar and musical theory teacher. In 2004 he entered the “Conservatorio Juan Manuel de Falla” where he studied bandoneon until 2006.
In 2007 he started studying bandoneon with Marcos Madrigal. Afterwards he received a scholarship to study Harmony and Musical History at the Tango National Academy with José Luis Motta.
In 2008 he became a member of the Alberto Di Paulo Orchestra, the De Angelis Sextet and the tango show presented in “Confitería La Ideal”. In 2011 he entered Emilio Balcarce Tango School Orchestra conducted by Victor Lavallén. He graduated in 2012 with the recording of the album “Mistonguero”. That same year he started playing at the Sexteto Visceral. He was member of the company “Tango: viaje al sentimiento” wiht which he toured throughout Brazil. He was also a member of the tango company “Araca Tango”, Buenos Aires. In 2012 he became bandoneonist and arrangeur of the “Trío Revirado” and played with the Oscar Kraimer Quintet. That same year he toured throughout Italy with “Tango Macho” by the Hermanos Macana’s company. In 2013 he was invited to become part of “Maturana”, a rock band that was nominated for the “Premios Gardel”. He also plays in the group “Marcapiel” and is part of Amelita Baltar’s quintet. Furthermore, he toured Australia as soloist and musical director of the company “Tango y nada más”.
Mauro Paternoster , Guitar
He was born in the city of Buenos Aires and started his guitar studies in 1990 with Maximiliano Gagliardi. In 2002 he moved to Barcelona, Spain, and graduated from the Musical Conservatory of
Barcelona with honor as a guitarist. At that moment he was a member of the music school’s guitar orchestra and gave a series of concerts as a soloist. When he returned to Buenos Aires he entered the Advanced Music Conservatory Manuel de Falla, where he got a Profesor degree specialized in Tango and Folklore. Since 2006 he performs a guitar soloist and with the trio “Facazo”.
In 2011 he became member of the Sexteto Viscreal as guitarist and musical arranger.
Alejandro Abbonizio, Double Bass
He was born in Buenos Aires and started studying bass guitar in 1992 with Carlos Madariaga, and afterwards, in 1996, with Cesar Franov. In 2000 he entered Berklee school music (Buenos Aires) where
he studied jazz with Mariano Otero. In 2005 he started his double bass studies in Buenos Aires Music Conservatory Astor Piazzolla with Carlos Vega. He worked with different artists such as Laura Miller, Tonolec and Maria Eva Albistur as a guitar bass player. He currently works with different show business producers and with the electric-, soul-, R&B group “NGroove”. He played at the Teatro Colón Academic Orchestra, UBA Chamber Orchestra and the tango groups “Alan Haksten Grupp” and “Josefina Rossenwazer Quartet”. At present he is part of the tango groups “Marcapiel”, “Respiro” and “Sexteto Visceral”.
Cecilia Barrales, Violoncello
She started her musical education in 1996 at the Conservatorio Provincial de Música Julián Aguirre, and graduated in 2007 as violoncello professor. She studied with Cecilia Carnuccio, and later continued her studies with Nicolás Finolli, Juarez Johnson and María Eugenia Castro Tarquini. She currently works with Myriam Santucci (modern violoncello) and with María Jesús Olóndriz (baroque
violoncello) on enlarging and improving her repertoire. In the past she has taken courses and deepened her knowledge in different areas, such as chamber music “El sonido y el tiempo” (2003),
Eduardo Vasallo master class (2006), Latin-American Violoncello Festival (2008 and 2010), tango seminar with Pablo Agri (2009 and 2010) and at the Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce
(2011-2012). She was a member of the chamber music orchestras “Musicos del Sur” (2002-2005) and “Nuevo Ensamble Contemporáneo” (2001-2002) that focus on chamber music of the 20th century. Since 2011 she teaches at the Conservatorio Provincial de Música Julián Aguirre and is a staff member of the Orquesta Escuela de San Vicente since 2013. She performed as member of the Symphonic Orchestra of Teatro Roma de Avellaneda (2008/2009), Symphonic Orchestra Ciudad de Buenos Aires (2009), Symphonic Orchestra of Prefectura Naval Argentina (2008/2014) and Orquesta Típica Agustín Guerrero (2011/2013). Today, she is a performing member of the Sexteto Visceral.
Luis Alberto Simó, Violin
He started studying violin at the Julián Aguirre Music Conservatory of Buenos Aires with Eduardo Acedo, and afterwards with Alejandro Elijovich and Symsia Bajour. He began his professional activity in different orchestras such as the National Radio Orchestra and the Philharmonic of Buenos Aires at the prestigious Teatro Colón. In Spain, where he lived from 1984 he was member of different orchestras such as Castilla and León Orchestra (1985-87), concertmaster at the Palau Chamber Music Orchestra (1989-91), Vallés Symphonic Orchestra (Barcelona) and concert assistant at the L’Empordá Chamber Orchestra (Girona, 1991-94), with which he toured as a soloist throughout Italy, France and Germany. He was a violin professor at the Profesional Conservatory of Vila-Seca, Tarragona (1988-90), and the assistant of Cuban violinist Evelio Tieles. At that time he was also professor at the Conservatory of Canet-en-Rousillon (Perpignan, France) and at the “Escola Luthier”, Barcelona. In 1996 he moved to Madrid. At that time he was violin concermaster in different musicals such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “My Fair Lady”, “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Victor Victoria”. He also played in different opera productions at the Teatro Real, with the Madrid Symphonic Orchestra. In 1999 he formed “Mad Tango Quinteto” to play Astor Piazzolla’s compositions in their original versions. He was a member of “Trío de Cámara de Tango” with which he played in “Cumbre mundial del Tango” (Sevilla 2005), and at tango festivals at the Costa del Sol, in Granada, Valencia, Sagunto y Benalmádena. He moved back to Buenos Aires in 2011. He is a member of “Orquesta de cuerdas Elvino Vardaro” and “Sexteto Visceral”. Furthermore, he plays in different tango productions at the Café de los Angelitos, Esquina Homero Manzi, Rojo Tango Hotel Faena and Cátulo.
Hernán Fernández, Voice
He was born in Parque Patricios, one of the typical neighourhoods of Buenos Aires and started singing tango in “El Bar del Chino”, a historical pub from Pompeya. In 2005 he formed a duet with the guitarist Fernando Sánchez and played in different pubs, milongas and theatres of the city of Buenos Aires and the Gran Buenos Aires. In 2007 he started singing with La Furca Typical Orchestra, with which he performed in concerts in Buenos Aires and toured throughout Argentina. He also performed in tango shows such as “Complejo Tango Show”, “La rueda de Caminito” and “La barrica Tango show”. During these years he worked with different groups such as “Carancanfunfa”, “Puente Alsina”, “Cabuleros” and guitarists such as Adrian La Cruz, Mariano Heller, Leandro Niquitoff, Hernán Díz, Pablo Covacecich. Since 2010 he is one of the singers of Quinteto Negro La Boca Quintet and also performs with the pianist Ovidio Velázquez as well as the guitar trio Lacruz-Heler-Nikitoff.
In 2011 he became member of the Sexteto Visceral.
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