Here’s a piece that I have been chipping away at over the past 5 months. I’ll be giving this piece an airing for the first time in public on Sunday at The Emma Abell Charity Recital in Perivale. If you’d like a sneak preview, have a listen here.
The Malambo is an Argentinian Dance performed by the gauchos, perhaps to pass time whilst they were out herding cattle on the Argentinian ‘estancias’ (ranches). The piece starts off with the sound of the gaucho’s foot-stomping in the distance. As we are drawn nearer to them, the pace becomes more frantic and frenzied. When the piece really goes mental, I think that the gauchos are amassing together in some sort of “dance-off” although it could also be a punch-up. I’ll leave it to you to interpret that one!