Passion Dance

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Passion Dance was composed in 2010 by Erik Morales for the Aries Trio. This piece was dedicated to the composer's wife, Holly. The piece is based around the style of a modern tango. I drew much inspiration from listening to the excellent compositions of Astor Piazzolla, perhaps one of the greatest tango composers and performers of our time. Common to many modern tangos is a contrasting middle section. Here the piano plays a rubato solo in the very high register which further gives the piece a warm, introspective quality. Then all the instruments join in on a variation of the melody, this time with a classic tango rhythmic ostinato. The piece continues to build with intensity and speed to the end.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Sound
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  • Medium: Classical
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  • Year created: 2010
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Venue & Connection Information

This piece does not require any unique technical requirements other then setting up a listening center for voters to stop and listen to the piece in its entirety.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: Yes
  • Electrical needed: Yes

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