This serious festival work relies heavily on various elements of the tango, set in a more contemporary framework. While the title mainly refers to the way various tangos come and go (through multiple transitional devices), it also references the opening and closing sections, which include a "phantom sound" through the use of mild dissonance and sudden dynamic changes that seemingly appear out of nowhere. Highly creative and unique!
As the title implies, this work relies heavily on various elements of the tango, though set in a more contemporary framework. The title Phantom Tangos refers mainly to the form of the work, which is a series of tangos with various transitions that link t