Theatre of Tango begins with 'The Dance', which is full of rhythmic intensity and passion. This is contrasted by the haunting, spectral-like second movement,' Ghost Light', in which tubular bells and plucked strings contrast with high strings and lyrical voice line. The third movement, 'A Tango of Time', is perhaps the most clearly underpinned by the Argentine tango. With shades of menace and ruthlessness in this movement, Time steers its course towards an inevitable end.Texts by Sean Street.
Cecilia McDowall (b.1951)
A Tango of Time