Artist Profiles: Rodolfo Mederos

Rodolfo Mederos

Argentine bandoneon player, composer and arranger Rodolfo Mederos was born March 25, 1940 in Río de la Plata.

As a composer, Rodolfo Mederos covers a wide spectrum, from traditional tango to symphonic pieces for different instrumental groups. As a performer, he expresses deep-felt musicality. In the 1970s Mederos was one of the few tango musicians who collaborated with progressive rock musicians. Todo Hoy is an example of this kind of work.

Mederos is also a teacher and writer of both bandoneon-related matters as well as tango composition and orchestration.

He lived in Cuba and France and then returned to Argentina, where he founded the influential Generación Cero.

Rodolfo Mederos has collaborated with numerous Argentine artists as well as flamenco vocalists Miguel Poveda and Enrique Morente.

Discography

Buenos Aires…al Rojo! (Producciones Matus, 1966)

Fuera de Broma (Trova Discos, 1976)

De todas Maneras (Trova Discos, 1977)

Todo Hoy (Auris, 1978)

Buenas Noches Paula (Sony Music, 1983)

Verdades y Mentiras (Sony Music, 1984)

Reencuentros (Pentagrama, 1989)

Carlos Gardel por Rodolfo Mederos (Mexico: Pentagrama, 1992. Argentina: M&M, 1994)

Tanguazo (Pentagrama, 1993)

Mi Buenos aires Querido, with Daniel Barnboim (Teldec, 1995)

El dia que Maradona Conoció a Gardel (BMG, 1996)

El Tanguero (Teldec, 1998)

Eterno buenos Aires (Warner Music, 1999)

Las Veredas de Saturno (Acqua, 2000)

Tangos, con Nicolás “Colacho” Brizuela (Warner Music, 2000)

Piazzolla, with Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Oviedo (Nuba Records, 2002)

Comunidad, part of Trilogía Comunidad-Intimidad-Soledad (DBN 51886, 2007)

Intimidad, part of Trilogía Comunidad-Intimidad-Soledad (DBN 51896, 2007)

Soledad, part of Trilogía Comunidad-Intimidad-Soledad (DBN 51916, 2008)

Del Amor, with Juan Gelman (DBN CD 52175, 2011)

Diálogos: De Buenos Aires a Granada, live album with Miguel Poveda (Universal Music Spain, 2013)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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