Ocho organised in 2008 the first Concurso del Ocho, the Ocho. This
new tangomusic competition is an initiative of Kunstburo and Tango Centre El Corte and
is organised by
kunstburo Lucien Lecarme. It started during the fifth Int. tangofestival Doble
Ocho in march 2008. The competition is
for amateur musicians, music students and semi-professional Argentinian tangomusic groups and
musicians worldwide. Concurso del Ocho want's to stimulate the
creation of new innovative arrangements of existing compositions, and the
development of "new projects ".
make a new arrangement of an
excisting composition. In the first
edition, the composition was Carel
Kraayenhof's El Corte. This composition was made by Carel Kraayenhof for
the 16th birthday of El Corte, the start of the Doble Ocho tangofestival.
Last year the songtitle was 'Barrio de Tango'
2013, the new assignment is 'Al compas de un tango ' (1942)
Music: Alberto Suárez Villanueva / Lyric: Oscar Rubens
Or read more info on Todo Tango
music score will become available for participants.
are the steps of becoming a participant :
Subscribe to this music competition by sending an email to tango(add)dds.nl
( before march 1st, 2013)
75 euro subscription fee NOTE
; STUDENTS DON'T PAY THE ENTRY FEE !
The music score will be send to the participants
Participants make a recording on CD or digital of their arrangement played
live and they have to send this to the organisation before march 15th-2013
Participants will be invited to participate in the half
final on friday march 29 in Nijmegen.In the preliminary rounds, the finalists will be choosen by the jury for the finals
during Doble Ocho 2013
NEW tango music Students and semi-profs will have to
play the 2013 Assignment AND a home made composition during the semi
Ofcourse the winner will perform on the friday night salon of the
Doble Ocho festival and the official Concurso trofee, both sponsored by El
Read the artice (In Dutch ) about the 2011 winner El Repique here
World Broadcasting Services made a special about the Concurso and
Spanish and Argentinian Music in Holland. Watch this special here