Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Instructors: [Independent Producer]

Event Information

**NEW** 3 Fridays: April 9, 16 & 23 8-9:30pm
Astor Piazzolla / a Music & History Seminar (full details)
Wine-down your week with Adam, Ciko and their guest lecturers:
Emiliano Messiez (Pianist) & Leandro Benmergui (Historian)

"This series of 3 lectures explores Piazzolla's uniqueness from a musical and historical perspective. The questions broached are: why Piazzolla's music is not played much in milongas nowadays? Can we dance to Piazzolla's music? Is Piazzolla's music considered Tango?

We seek to answer these questions by analyzing Piazzolla's music, his types of accompaniments, his different groups and orchestrations, and the use of his bandoneon. We also explore a particular moment in the history of Argentina and the global music industry from the 1950s to the 1970s to analyze the making of a unique musician.

Combining their expertise as professional musicians and historians from Argentina, the lecturers create a dynamic format that includes live music examples, videos, pictures, music scores and original historical research.
No previous knowledge is required."

Lecture 1*, Apr 9: Piazzolla's Music (Emiliano)

Lecture 2*, Apr 16: Piazzolla, between Argentinian Cosmopolitanism and the Global Music Industry (Leandro)

Lecture 3*, Apr 23: Connection. In this class, both professors mix the first two classes, reviewing some of the topics and adding new elements ... with audience interaction.

(* Each session is RECORDED to avoid schedule conflicts or time zone differences. Please join in live ... but it is not mandatory.)

REGISTRATION: $50 for all 3 classes / person
(You MUST register for all three)

Once you register you will receive the zoom link
Venmo/ adamandciko
-or- Zelle/ ciko_ciko@hotmail.com -or-
PayPal/ via this LINK (additional fee applies if using Paypal)

Emiliano Messiez (BIO)
Pianist and composer (University of the Arts and The School of Popular Music in Buenos Aires, Argentina). Assistant Professor of Counterpoint, Harmony and Music History at the University of the Arts in Buenos Aires. Emiliano has performed around the world in the most prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum in New York, among many others. He is the pianist of the show "Forever Tango" and his own orchestra "Tipica Messiez". As teacher he has been giving lectures and work shops for many years. He has been awarded by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO for his album "Silencio" recorded with the Jose Luis Infantino Group.

Leandro Benmergui (BIO)
Historian (University of Buenos Aires; PhD University of Maryland, College Park). Assistant Professor of History at Purchase College, State University of New York. Chair of the Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies. Director of Casa Purchase, an Outreach Center. His work combines a history of Latin American cities and societies in the twentieth century from a transnational and socio-cultural perspective. He has published extensively in different academic journals and is currently working on his manuscript, a history of housing, modernization, and developmentalism in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro (1950s-1970s) in the cold-war context.

Contact Info:
adam 646 283 4651
ciko 646 346 0449

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