New Music from Argentina at Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn), October 25.

Otero-R1-exterior jpgemilioArgentinean musicians Fernando Otero & Emilio Teubal will perform at Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space on Sunday, October 25 at 7pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased in advance at Galapagos is located at 16 Main Street in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn and can be reached at 718 222 8500.

Today in New York City, thousands of miles away from Buenos Aires, there’s a new wave of composers making Argentinean music from today. Their influences can also be traced from many different sources.

In this first part of a series exploring new Argentinean music, pianist composer Fernando Otero, one of the most relevant figures in modern Tango in the world, will play original music infused by sounds from the streets of Buenos Aires and by classical/contemporary music. On the same bill pianist/composer Emilio Teubal will lead his New York based 7-piece band La Balteuband which brings a totally new perspective to Argentine jazz: original music infused by the polyrhythm of South American Folklore, the lyricism of Tango music, the energy of the Candombe, and some hints of free improvisation and minimalism music.

“The legacy of Argentinean music can’t be traced from only one specific source,” stated Teubal. “In Tango music, the music from Buenos Aires, for example, we can hear a conjunction of elements: from classical music (especially the romantic period), to folk music from Las Pampas (the milonga campera), and traveling through the sound of the drums coming from the Rio de la plata’s Candombe. In that same way, in the folkloric rhythms like Chacarera, we can also hear elements from Spanish music, to elements from African heritage”

Composer-Pianist Fernando Otero was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently resides in New York City. He has recorded 8 solo albums.,.”Pagina de Buenos Aires”, released by Nonesuch on 2007 achieved worldwide recognition, followed by “Material” (Warner Music, 2008) and later “Vital”, released by Harmonia Mundi. His latest projects include recordings, compositions and live performances with Paquito D’Rivera and the Kronos Quartet.

Argentinean pianist and composer Emilio Teubal, born in Spain, has lived for almost a decade in New York City where he recently released his second album Un monton de notas (A bunch of notes). He was awarded the prestigious Meet The Composer’s Van Lier Fellowship 2007 and has also performed in some of the most prestigious jazz clubs in NYC such as Blue Note, Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club, Joe’s Pub, Cornelia Street Cafe, 55 Bar and The Knitting Factory among others. Teubal earned a BFA in jazz performance from the City College of New York graduating Magna Cum Laude.