FOR MUSICIANS, COMPOSERS & PERCUSSIONISTS
THANK YOU to all the musicians, percussionists and composers who took part in the Gotambó Challenge!
Many experienced, creative and talented people took part and we are extremely happy about that.
In the spirit of collaboration and to celebrate the variety, we created a musical compilation called “Thank You Track” to show our appreciation and share a selection of some pieces.
We thank you all for sharing this step with us!
Send us your personal musical or rhythmical idea/creation
OR (even better) use one of our Bases/File-Loops for it.
Please request additional info via: firstname.lastname@example.org
*The material received (both audio or video files) will not be used, distributed, or published by the Gotambó team in any way, unless there is an agreement between the parties involved.
What is Gotambó?
Gotambó is the peeling back of the encounter between European and African musical elements that sprang to life on the streets of Buenos Aires - An artistic expression of a new generation who embraces and delves into the hidden rhythms found within the layers of Tango. It is the expression of peoples, history, stories and emotions. It is ’rhythm and movement’, ‘Music and life’ and ‘Dance’ is the expression of the combination.
We want you to help tell that story!
With the File-Loops provided in RHYTHMICAL ELEMENTS we are asking for you to:
Compose a companion-piece that imitates typical patterns found in the traditional forms of Tango - “personalizing” the approach in your own way.
Homage. Your can also create an “homage” to an existing musical work without including it directly. You may begin by creating a variation on the original work, but then drive it apart from its source to the point of it being unrecognizable, and use that as the first or last section of a larger piece. Keep the melodies repetitive and catchy rather than long and intricate, and of course make sure to make your work amazing, just as the original has its "emotions".
With the File-Loops provided in MELODIC ELEMENTS, comprised of our selection Melody we are asking for you to create a:
Conceptual Approach. Compose a piece for 2-3 percussionists, each playing a single-sound instrument (drum, hand clap, etc. — instruments may be different or the same for each player). Begin by composing a rhythmic groove (be sure to use accents!) for the first instrument. Then gradually add layers to create distinctive polyrhythms - which traditional African music is celebrated for.
Thank you! And good luck!
(includes all the rhythmical File-Loops)
(includes all the melodic File-Loops)
Our Example Track
Our Example Track
We are looking for you!