Monday, January 19, 2009

TanguerIN Studio presents:

Intensive Course for Tango DJs (musicalizadores)

24-25 January 2009

Nikolay Shmirgela Gallery Workshop
30 Parensov St., Sofia

Lecturer: Ivo Parushev (aka DJ Ivo, DJ tanguerin)

Price: 30 lv.

Schedule of classes:
24 January 2009 (Saturday) - 5.30 pm - 8.00 pm
25 January 2009 (Sunday) - 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Course Description

The course draws upon:
- the lecturer's vast experience as tango DJ and collector of tango music,
- many years of studying the method and personal style of famous Buenos Aires DJs
- the behavour and needs of tango dancers from different tango communities all over the world

Who should attend this workshop:

- current and prospective dj's and "musicalizadores" of milongas and practicas;
- current and wannabe tango teachers and milonga organizers;
- tango music lovers, musicians and people interested in the history of tango music;
- tango music collectors;
- all tango aficionados who want to learn more about the music and the culture of the milonga.

Workshop curriculum:

1. What is special about the music for milongas.
2. Traditional tango orchestras playing music suitable for milongas, the main characteristics of the style of the most popular orchestras.
3. Periods in the history of tango music and how to use music from each of them.
4. What is alternative tango, tango nuevo, neotango, electronic tango and their use in milongas.
5. Creating and maintaining/updating a collection of tango music for milongas - sources, must-have albums/pieces, "hits" etc.
6. Codes, customs and unwritten rules in selecting music for milongas, the principle of the tanda and the cortina etc.
7. Tanda formats, mixing traditional genres for the traditional mionga (tango, vals, milonga) as well as other less widely used genres (candombe, foxtrot, chacarera etc.).
8. Contemporary and alternative approaches to the musical format of the milonga.
9. Format and quality of the music.
10. Building a playlist, combining orchestras and styles, ready playlist vs. compiling "on the go".
11. Creating and controlling the mood and the energy of the milonga, taste and preferences of the dancers.
12. Managing different types of milongas (regular, special, thematic, festival, milongas with shows/live music, marathons etc.).
12. Technical aspects of providing music for milongas - sound equipment, accessories, software etc. 

Practical part:

Each participant will be given the opportunity to apply the knowledge obtained during the course by DJ-ing for one night at La Milonguita milonga, which takes place every Friday in Twins Club in Sofia. Moreover, this assignment will be paid (proportionally to the number of people attending the milonga) and thus each participant will be able to practice in real time and at the same get back some of the money paid for the course.