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Tango Ensemble - ENSE1311

Year - 2020

Tango has become an internationally acclaimed musical and dance form, which in 2009 now received intangible cultural heritage status by UNESCO. Unfortunately, Hollywood caricatures of this rich and complex artform persists today, substantially undermining the breadth and quality of its educational and musical potential. Tango Ensemble represents a thorough exploration of seminal repertoire selected from its 120-year history, drawing from a number of sub-genres and musical periods namely, Vieja Guardia, Nueva Guardia, Nuevo Tango and today. This unit of study will seek to teach students to appreciate and execute the complex and subtle performance practices that define the various currents and innovations of each of these periods. The genre-specific interpretation of traditional Western notation and notational innovations, will be explored in relation to inherent values of solo and ensemble performance. Of particular importance are the various practices concerning articulation, phrasing, expression and syncopations. This unit is open to all instruments but requires an audition.

1 x 2hr rehearsal/masterclass per week

Contribution, participation and engagement with during rehearsals and masterclasses (70%), public performance (30%)

Additional information
entry by audition only


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Performance Studies (SCM)
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas
HECS Band: 1
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