“There are some who deny that what we do is tango; for us, tango is the starting point” Eduardo Rovira

Astor Piazzolla is known as the inventor of modern tango. But is this true? Was Piazzolla the only figure of this movement, or were there others? Sonico celebrates the repertoire of the unjustly forgotten Argentinian composer Eduardo Rovira. Rovira is thought of as the “other Piazzolla” because of his fundamental role in the creation of the  tango nuevo during the Buenos Aires avant-garde in the early 50’s.

Eduardo Rovira is an extremely different musician from Piazzolla. While both creative searches were connected to the past, they ultimately followed different paths. Sonico shows that Rovira’s emotional spectrum is varied, ranging from extreme passion and intense lyricism to languid calm. By experiencing and trying to understand Rovira’s style, the listener will discover the very essence of tango music.

Piazzolla may be known as the vanguard of modern tango, but now is the time for Rovira to be in the spotlight. Indeed, we can call Rovira the “avante-garde after the avante-garde ” of tango…


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