Owen Salomé and the Brisbane Tango Orchestra
About the project
The Brisbane Tango Orchestra joins forces with Australian-born/Buenos Aires-based composer and bandoneón soloist, Owen Salomé to bring you an exciting concert of new tango music especially commissioned for this concert series. Since the early twentieth century, Argentine tango music and the tango dance tradition have spread throughout Latin America and beyond to become a world music phenomenon thanks to notable musicians and composers such as Astor Piazzolla. Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to hear a concert of entirely new tango music by an Australian composer performed by a solo bandoneónist and specialist tango orchestra!
About Owen Salomé – composer and bandoneonist
Owen Salomé is an Australian composer/performer based in Buenos Aires. Owen’s ensemble Tángalo were recipients of a 2014 JUMP mentorship from the Australian Council for the Arts, to study in Buenos Aires. In 2018 Owen received two grants for artistic development, allowing him to relocate to Buenos Aires. Owen has received commissions as a composer from numerous ensembles, including a 2019 commission to compose the music for a ballet from the renowned Australian artist Ken Unsworth. In 2021 his trio, Guanaco Trio, were given a grant by the Argentine National Institute for Music, to record a studio album. Owen is one of the bandoneonists of the 16th iteration of the 2 year ‘Orquesta Escuela Emilio Balcarce’ tango program in the city of Buenos Aires: the first ever Australian to hold the position.