Out of Argentina's crisis in 2001 emerged a music so extraordinarily beautiful, sensual and at the same time so irrepressible that it was described by the English broadcaster BBC as "a continuation of Piazzolla's music, absolutely virtuosic, insane and fantastic".
Founded in Buenos Aires in 2005, Astillero has a clear goal: to give tango a place in contemporary culture and to give it a whole new contemporary expression. Even if the Astilleros line-up includes the instruments of the typical traditional tango ensembles – two bandoneons, violin, piano, cello, double bass – this formation does not have much in common with what we usually understand by "tango".
And all this is handmade, without technical tricks and gimmicks, 100 percent acoustic. The sound of wood and strings alone creates an intense musical image of city life in the 21st century.
Alex Musatov – violin
Jaqueline Oroc – cello
Mariano Gonzalez Calo – bandoneon
Diego Maniowicz – bandoneon
Fererico Maiocchi – double bass
Julian Peralta – piano