December 19, 2005

To tango

Nothing whatever to do with autonomy (except my own)…

A link from Will Richardson’s blog led me to this blog site by Darren Kuropatwa, which in this posting includes a beautiful video of tango dancers dancing to a performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. My wife bought this CD a few weeks ago so I’ve been listening to it a lot recently.  The CD is in the car at the moment, and as it’s below freezing outside, I ain’t gonna get it now, but it’s track 5 on Disc 2 of this CD, track title Libertango.

It’s a rousing piece, played with appropriate verve, and the necessary Latin combination of serious recklessness. Perhaps it’s a quirk of my present mood, but this piece evokes the serious immediacy of life and its demands. The stunning movie Frida (and its music soundtrack) did the same for me, too.

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