"Have you ever imagined how terrible the life and the world could be without music? The particular sound of this place of the world where I was born and I live is the sound of the tango. I am very pleased to share it with all of you."
Carlos E. Caruso



BACKGROUND

MUSICAL CURRICULUM

CARLOS E. CARUSO

1942 Carlos E. Caruso was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1942. He started studying piano when he w as nine and never stopped learning and increasing experience to procure the best piano sound.
He took part in a youth orchestra, regarding the Osvaldo Pugliese’s tango style.
1973 Between 1973 and 1975 he studied with J.C. Cirigliano (who was later Astor Piazzola’s pianist) in a School created and directed by one of the greatest tango pianists: Mister Horacio Salgán.
1977 Between 1977 and 1993 he worked as pianist at the High Institute of Art of the most important theatre of Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon. There, Caruso constantly performed tango, argentine folklore, afrolatin rhythms and jazz at the learning classes of modern dance and corporal expression.
1982 In 1982, he was in charge of the musical direction of a very important theatre tango play called “De Sainetes”, with old fashion tangos, waltzes and rancheras music.
1989 In 1989 and 1990 was member of the “Porteńa Jazz Band” as pianist, taking part in different shows. The most important was the concert for "The Argentine Mozarteum".
1996 He starts performing the piano as soloist.
1997 He recorded his first CD as soloist: TANGOS BY CARUSO. CONCERT PIANO SOLOS. It includes tangos of different character, styles and epochs, which make it particularly attractive.
1998 He performed a tango Concert in Frankfurt, Germany, with great success and audience participation in the same year.
1999 During 1999, Caruso presented in Buenos Aires his musical and dancing show: TANGOS IN CONCERT, at the Theatre “La Scala de San Telmo”.
He performed two Tango Piano Concerts in Washington and Maryland, USA. Latest in Torino, Italy, he played other two concerts at the “Folkclub” and the “Milanollo” Theatre.
2000 During 2000 year Carlos performed several concerts at: Villa Victoria (Mar del Plata), Oliverio Allways (Buenos Aires Bauen Hotel), Asociación Dante Alighieri and Fundación La Casa del Tango, with renowned pianists as Beba Pugliese, Carlos Garcia y Gustavo Fedél.
He also was invited to celebrate "Tango National Day" for the "Cibertango" organization.
2001 In 2001 he performed Tango Concerts again in Genova and Bologna (Italy) as well as in Germany performing and explaining about tangos, milongas and candombes in the Piano Cathedra of the Music Faculty, at the Art University of Berlin.
Later he presented "Concert nearby the River. Music of two Riversides", in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay Republic, at the Bastión del Carmen Theatre.
2002 In the tournče of the European winter of the 2002, Caruso performed in the "Academy of tango" of Amsterdam, Holland, 26-01-02. Later he offered a concert in Brussels, Belgium, the 28-01-02 in the Association "Noire et blanche ".
In February 8th, in the stage of the Folkclub de Torino, Italy, his music was very appreciated again, for the second time, by the exigent audience. In Bologna, Italy, he made two presentations with the famous bolognian violinist Piergiorgio Farina. The first was in February 12th in the Cantina Bentivoglio, one of the most prestigious redoubts in Italy and in the world where the good jazz can be appreciated, as well as frequented by the greatest artists of that musical genre. The second concert was performed in February 16th in the Palazzo Montefano.
The 15-02-02 he offered another concert in the "Circolo CIttadino" at Mantova City, Italy. The organisation was made by the Association "E Allora Tango". An enthusiastic audience danced all through the ballroom, enjoying the live music.
2003

During 2003, he led for the first time his music to London, U.K. There he offered two concerts. The first one in Hampstead's Burgh House, on March 28 Th, where he was invited by the " Multi - lingual Psychotherapy Center ". After a workshop about the use of music in psychosomatic disorders, he offered a tango concert.
The second one was in "The Crypt" Tango & Dance Club, at the Saint James Church Crypt, on March 29th. There, he interpreted Argentine folklore music and some Beatles's themes in tango rhythm as well as tango. His proposal had an excellent receipt. A large report was made and published by Tango News Magazine.
In Budapest, Hungary, on March 31 Th, in the frame of the First Art Therapy World Congress; he presented a scientific communication. It was about how the creation of a "candombe" contributed to recover a patient 's health.
At the Welcome Reception celebrated in the "Park Hotel Flamenco", he proposed and interpreted a great Argentine tango concert
Again in Italy in April 12 Th, he returned to " Palazzo Montefano", Bologna where he did "a Serata Argentina". (Argentine food and Tango)
April 16 Th, he said good by from Genova, with the last Concert at "La Madeleine"
As a member of  the " Tango Project Association ", he proposed to include  tango in the curriculum of public schools in Buenos Aires City as one of the most important creations of Argentine culture.

2004 During 2004 In April, he did de Open Ceremony of the XX Argentine Congress of Psychiatry through a Tango Piano Concert at Mar del Plata City. In June 19th he brought a Concert in the Andres Ferreyra Library at the Cultural Centre of Necochea City, Argentina. In July he presented the Show “Milonga for a piano and two story tellers”, at Collete Artistic Place in the Theatre Complex “La Plaza” in Buenos Aires City, Argentina.
2005 During 2005, in April he participated again in the Open Ceremony of the XXI Argentine Congress of Psychiatry ; this time, in the piano of the Auditorium “Astor Piazzolla” at Mar del Plata City.
In July he made a great travel around Australia offering his music in several cities. In Sydney he presented his show in “A Little Buenos Aires”. He went on to Canberra where he was interpreter of a Great Concert organized by the Argentine Embassy at the Music School of the Australia National University. At Melbourne, his first presentation was at the Milonga “Chiquilin”. Then he offered a Concert and a Master Class about historical and musical characteristics of Tango at the Keith Humble Auditorium of the prestigious Scotch College.
He finished his vast itinerary in July 22nd in Brisbane at the XI World Music Therapy Congress offering his Scientific Communication: “The other face of Tango: Five different therapeutic uses of Tango”. This paper was referred about the utilization of tango as a way of prevention and therapy in different pathologies. This presentation waked up an unusual interest and finished with a Piano Tango performance requested by the crowd who filled up the room clapping on feet enthusiastically.
Next day he said good by Australia with another tango, waltz, milonga and candombe Concert at the St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall.
 

Carlos Caruso has practiced medicine as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, focused on the treatment of psychosomatic disorders. He began applying music as a therapeutic device in 1994.
He has written about his experience in the book “Whistling in the dark. Music and psychosomatic", whose second edition, corrected and extended was published by Editorial Akadia in September of 2010. The book is used to train music therapy and art therapy students. Caruso has worked as a professor at the Department of Mental Health of the School of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires and the Music Therapy School in the Faculty of Psychology at the same university. He has organized and is the honorary president of the Art and Psychiatry section of the Argentine Psychiatrists’  Association (APSA). He is a member of the Psychosomatic Disorders section and postgraduate  professor of  the same Association
Also, he is founding partner, professor and current president of the Argentine Art Therapy Association, (www.asoarteterapia.org.ar). He is a member of the Argentine  Music Therapy Association (ASAM).
He has presented papers at national and international conferences and congresses of psychiatry, music therapy and art therapy. He has published articles on his specialty in psychology magazines (Topía)  and psychiatry magazines (Vértex). He is coauthor of the books: “Art therapy. Experiences from Argentina" (Editorial Akadia, 2010) and “Prevention in Mental Health. Present Contexts" (Lugar Editorial, 2002).