Spiral Tango

Spiral Tango

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Spiral Tango is a guitar/flute duo dedicated to the warm, exciting, romantic, passionate music of the tango.

Biography

The duo Spiral Tango, William Simcoe (guitar) and Elisabeth Williams (flute) met at a tango dance in Albany, New York. William had come as a pilgrim, to play tangos on the guitar and be inspired by the dancers. Elisbeth was among the tango dancers, but she was also drawn to tango as a musician. They decided to try some tango music for guitar and flute. Encouraged by their tango dancing friends and by the joy of music making they began to perform together for tango events and in a variety of venues and ensembles. In 2005 they decided to record together, and the result was the CD "Mis Suenos de Tango", released in April 2006. Spiral Tango has been greatly inspired by their artist friend, Argentine composer Jose Luis Merlin; they play many of his works for solo guitar and for guitar/flute duo. They also play works by contemporary composers Diego Collatti and Roberto Di Marino and their own arrangements of tango classics, including works by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel and Abel Fleury. In 2008 Spiral Tango performed at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, for Tango Night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, for the Oneonta Guitar Festival , and for the Classical Guitar Academy of Milan, Italy.

Discography

"Studies, Memories & Moons" - 2002
"Mis Suenos de Tango" - 2006
www.williamsimcoe.com for sample tracks

Set List

Spiral Tango Repertoire

Astor Piazzolla:
Jacinto Chiclana
Chiquilin de Bachin
Verano Porteno
Libertango
Milonga del Angel

Jose Luis Merlin:
Ascension
La Creciente
Joropo
Milonga del Ausente
Zamba del Regreso
Al Peregrino
Nuevos Arraigos
Danza de Deciembre

Diego Collatti:
Vals Criollo
Milonga
Chacerara
Zamba

Roberto Di Marino:
The Nightfall
Suite III for Guitar and Flute

Milongueo del Ayer, Abel Fleury
Por Una Cabeza, Carlos Gardel
Alfonsina y el Mar, Ariel Ramirez
Introduzione e Milonga, Bruno de Souza
Cacique, Attillio Bernardini
Milonga, Jorge Cardoso
Agua y Vinho, Egberto Gismonti
Senhor do Bonfim, Marcos Vinicius
Milonga, Alexandre Pilo
Dormi, Jesu, traditional
Triste No. 3, Julian Aguirre
Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Francisco Tarrega
Modinha, Heitor Villa-Lobos
El Testmento de Amelia, Llobet
Waltz, Johannes Brahms
La Cumparsita, Gerardo Matos Rodriquez