FERNANDO OTERO - VICTOR VILLENA
BUENOS AIRES NOW
The creative connection between Fernando Otero and Victor Villena takes stage again for the 2019-20 season.
Buenos Aires Now is conceptualized around the music of both musicians' hometown, evoking the feel of chamber music, improvisation and classical contemporary music.
Otero and Villena merge into a full and interactive musical speech, alternating rhythmical and melodic prominence, providing a fully Argentine aura with emotive phrasing within a lyrical language easily identified with the tango genre and ranging from heart-felt melodies to fast-paced rhythms, quickly exchanging leading roles.
The program portraits the sound of Buenos Aires, in which the bandoneon plays a major role while the piano explores countermelodies, with both instruments building a thick wall of sound and sometimes rising to particular technical challenges when creating solid soundscapes.