Talk by David Thomas: ‘Getting to Know Twenty Tango Orchestras’
A unique chance to hear David Thomas introduce his wonderful book ‘Getting to Know Twenty Tango Orchestras’.
Tuesday 17th Oct, 2017
7 30- 8 30- Talk by David Thomas (£10)
8 30- 10 30 Practica (£6)
His book has been described as ‘an all-over brilliant multi-media experience’ …tonight you can hear him draw on a font of knowledge, making listening to Tango together a real pleasure as well as an education.
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Anthony Cronin says
‘The approach is refreshing and the book has enough detail to last you for several readings as your understanding of the wide domain of tango music and it’s history grows.
The approach is as follows. Each orquestra starts with a personal story about the leader, then a section on their signature sounds throughout their career. Then the singers are discussed and finally the key musicians and a summary. These are not laced with long lists of single release dates that make pages look like a balance sheet. There is a charming balance of detail and flow, to make a light and readable story that helps you grow in your understanding. The movement of key people, especially singers across orquestras is also tracked in a nice way.
This is a book for you if you are now dancing and starting to recognise the different orquestas, If you already know them well and their songs but never got into the background.’
Signed books will be on sale at a discount..
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