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Tango del desamparo (1987)

(The Neglect Tango)
For cello, piano and magnetic tape.

Death has always been one of the main themes in tango. “The Neglect Tango” is an autobiographical piece but it does not tell a story, it is rather about the emotion and pain caused  by the death of my brother.

In the scene, the instrumentalists sing, recite and algo play instruments of percussion. In the magnetic tape there are voices, bandoneon that turn into sirens and percussive tango phrases that sound like bangs.

Tango del desamparo

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Tres Cantos a Pandora (2007)

For Mezzo-soprano, Mandocello, Guitar and Harp.

On texts by Tono Martinez and technical notes of Abel Robino

Commissioned by Artis Diffusion and TrioPolycordes.

These “Tres Cantos” [“Three Songs”] are part of a project that is constituted by twelve fragments, written by four composers; that is were my arbitrary numeration comes from (III – V and IX). I included the number V from a non-exhaustive list of concentration camps, transit, illegal detention sites, gulags…

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