Tango No. 1 is dedicated to Malgosia and her newborn. I imagined mother, with child in her arms, dancing to the rhythm of this tango. Tango No. 2 is for Diana, a poet and a believer in sci-art quantum physics of the everyday. It is a slow and somber dance with the universe. Tango No. 3 was inspired by Amanda, the mother character in The Glass Menagerie. The music, like her memory, is surreal and fantastic. Tango No. 4 is for April an award winning dancer who taught me the basics of the tango. Tango No. 5 is inspired by the great tangos of Astor Piazzolla. Finally, Tango No. 6 is dedicated to the Italian pianist, Giacomo Dalla Libera. WN
Listen to a recording of Tango No. 2 from a March 30th, 2016 performance at the Cameron Art Museum performed by the composer.
Listen to a recording of Tango No. 4 from a March 30th, 2016 performance at the Cameron Art Museum performed by the composer.
Arrangements of Tango No. 1
Guitar and ‘Cello
Piano and Clarinet