Programme Notes

Erika Fox - Remembering the Tango

Remembering the Tango (1999) – Erika Fox

The New Zealand composer John Rimmer had a surprise birthday party and various colleagues were asked to composer little pieces for him. He was at that time Head of Composition at the University of Auckland and for a few weeks I was composer/teacher in residence there, at his invitation. At the time of writing this piece I was no longer in New Zealand however. I have always loved the tango. Needless to say the harmonic language of my piece is not that of the traditional tango, but there are rhythmic references to that wonderful - and difficult – dance.

Approximate Duration: 4'00

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