When it comes to the origins of "Tango Nuevo", there is almost always only one name mentioned: Astor Piazzolla. However, the ensemble SONICO, founded in Brussels in 2015, contrasts this with another pioneer of modern, avant-garde tango, the Argentine Eduardo Rovira. If Piazzolla caused a sensation with his Octeto Buenos Aires from 1955, Rovira did the same a year later with the Octeto La Plata. Among the innovations of the latter was the creative fusion of the popular roots of tango with classical music. Unlike Piazzolla, however, Rovira left no commercial recordings. SONICO makes the compositions audible again in the original octet instrumentations.
Followed by artist talk with Anselm Cybinski in the Festivalzentrum
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