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AMARCORD D’UN TANGO
Amarcord d’un Tango signifies memory, the nostalgic re-enactment of the past, the loss of love, disillusion, darkness, eroticism, passion and death… emotions embraced by the sound of tango. Here, it evokes the idea of joining two instruments, where the dialogue between saxophone and bandoneón seems capable of evoking the ghost of that between two lovers; a whisper of a memory.
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Amarcord d’un Tango
Introduction by Marco Albonetti
Amarcord signifies memory, the nostalgic re-enactment of the past. Here, it evokes the idea of joining two instruments, the saxophone and the bandoneón, both of which were invented in the middle of the nineteenth century. The connection is embedded in their history. The bandoneón, created as a more agile substitute for the organ in the world of sacred music in Germany, was brought by German immigrants to Buenos Aires, where it became central to the tango, a music enlivened by rhythmic ideas from Africa and inextricably linked to dance. The saxophone – the central character of an […]