Santiago Cordoba, percussionist of the well known „Violentango“ from Buenos Aires – ambassadors of the new tango movement -, has put on a different set of skins and strings to perform his solo concept „Corso“: a kaleidoscope of guitar, piano, various percussion instruments, loops, samples, toys…..but most of all his musical soul itveryself.
His music is thoroughly composed, well structured, yet sometimes surprising in breaks or sudden interchanges, held together by a general elegance, a light pulse and Santi`s intense way to play (that we all remember from the Violentango shows, that came across as an impact rather than a mere concert…).
Some of his compositions date back to his pre-Violentango times in 2004, others are just recent – after all: „Corso“ shows Santi´s personal developement, as a parallel universe to his career in the modern tango (where the use of a percussionist is still considered „avantgarde“).
After „giving birth to the corso“ in various concerts in Buenos Aires, Santi has finished his first European Solo-Tour last year – now back to do the next step; well…. „solo“ is not always correct: the „corso“ is open to guest performers, such as the Freiburg (Germany) based drum-weirdo Schroeder.
This particular collaboration has lead the whole concept more into an improvised collage of rhythm and freaky sound experience, but the nex time it will be totally different again, anyway…….