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Instituto Nacional de Musicología "Carlos Vega"

Symposium Eduardo Rovira


Call for Papers

The Instituto Nacional de Musicología “Carlos Vega” (National Institute of Musicology “Carlos Vega”) announces the Symposium Eduardo Rovira 2021, which will take place on 15 and 16 September 2021 at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires.

Eduardo Rovira (1925-1980) has been one of the key figures of avant-garde tango since the 1960s. In addition to being an excellent bandoneon player, he also trained as a classical composer, leaving behind an extensive range of works. His modern tango pieces, of great originality, are of fundamental importance for the history of the genre. However, for various reasons, his place in tango has been overshadowed by a lack of promotion and for many years it was difficult to access recordings and information about his career.

The purpose of this Symposium is to showcase the work of the great bandoneon player covering both his popular and classical music compositions, with a special focus on musicological studies. Likewise, works that connect Rovira’s work with the artistic, historical and cultural context of the 1960s and 1970s will be welcome. In this way, our intention is to re-engage with his music in parallel to a recent movement rescuing Rovira’s work through reissues of his albums and the interpretation of his repertoire by groups that perform his original compositions.


Hernán Gabriel Vázquez (INM – UNR)

Lisa Di Cione (INM – UNAJ – UBA)

Omar García Brunelli (INM – DAMUS/UNA)

Abstract presentation

The official languages are Spanish, Portuguese and English. Co-authored submissions will be accepted and each article may be read by no more than two people. We will accept a maximum of one individual plus one co-authored work. We expect 20-minute presentations, followed by ten-minute discussions.

Only abstracts and research papers –musicological or from other disciplines‒ will be accepted; they must be original, unpublished and not previously presented in other conferences. The presentations will be given by the authors without exception. The abstracts will be evaluated by the Reading Committee: Dr. Andrea Matallana, Dr. Daniela González and Dr. Diego Madoery. Their decisions will be final.

The abstracts must have a minimum length of 400 words and a maximum of 500, excluding references (up to ten entries). A short CV (up to 150 words) must be attached, containing postal and electronic addresses as well as institutional affiliation.


  • Deadline for the submission of proposals: June 30, 2021

  • Announcement of accepted proposals: July 31, 2021


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+54 11 4361 6520 – +54 11 4361 6013 (INM)

(Translation: Vera Wolkowickz)