In a few years only, Tango Spleen gains and excites a large international public in concerts and dance events.
The tanga ensemble based in northern Italy, created and directed by the argentinian musician Mariano Speranza, is already appreciated as “…one of the most acclaimed tango orchestras of the last period”, performing regularly in Europe, Asia and Argentina.
Large success is obtained in festivals and theatres in Italy, among the others we remember La Società dei Concerti of Milan, Valtidone Festival, Festival Latinoamericando of Milan, “I Concerti nel Parco” in Rome, “Suoni entro le Mura” in Treviso, “Sotto le stelle di Galla Placidia” in Ravenna (“Tutti pazzi per il Tango…Spleen”) and “L’altro lato del violino” in Cremona (“Calorosi applausi per l’ensemble”), and many others.
Due to the character and the versatility of the project, Tango Spleen is open to significant collaborations within other musical genres.
In 2014 the Tango Spleen Orquesta shares the stage with the famous tenor Marcelo Alvarez in the show “Tango Alvarez” in Moscow, for the surprise of public and critic: “Young virtuosos create true magic on stage!”
In 2013 Tango Spleen starts a collaboration with Bernardo Lanzetti (voice of the italian prog) and proposes a new sight on the music of the 70’s progressive rock band Acqua Fragile in an acoustic – orchestral version, resulting in the live cd-dvd VOX40 (Ma.ra.cash records), and in 2015 is together with the platinum record awarded uruguayan singer songwriter Malena Muyala in her european tour.
At the same time Tango Spleen carries on an intense and recognised activity on the international Tango scene: revelation at the 2011 edition of the Festival Nacional de Tango de La Falda in Argentina, it is also regularly invited as principal orchestra in international tango festivals, such as Torino Tango Festival (Italia), Trieste Tango Festival (Italia), Montpellier Tango Festival (Francia), Tarbes en Tango Festival (Francia), Tango Rio Festival (Russia), Tango d’Amore (Ucraina), Monte-Carlo Tango Festival (Monaco), Bielefeld Tango Festival (Germania), Misterio Tango Festival Europa (Francia), Innsbruck Tango Festival (Austria), Blackpool Tango Festival (Gran Bretagna), Tango Especial (Paesi Bassi) and many others. It has realised many tours, in 2011 in the main cities in South Korea and in Argentina performing in famous tango venues of Buenos Aires and Cordoba “Bellísimo espectáculo brindado por la orquesta Tango Spleen”. In 2013 it was invited to take part in “A passo di tango in onore di Papa Francesco”, a show held in Rome to celebrate the new argenitnian Pope, with live tv and radio broadcasting on italian and foreign channels.
The ensemble is in charge of the music part of several shows based on music and dance.
From 2015 to 2017 the original interpretation of Shakespeare masterpiece Shakespeare “Romeo y Julieta Tango” is touring in prestigious italian theatres (director L. Padovani, production by Naturalis Labor).
It provides the live music for “Tango de mi Buenos Aires” by the Tango Rouge Company of Yanina Quiñones and Neri Piliu, with over fifty representations and two international tours in Russia, Ukraine and France.
We remember as well “Tango una cuestión de amor” for Teatro No’hma Teresa Pomodoro in Milano directed by C. Owens; “Tango Macho” with the company Los Hermanos Macana of the dancers and choreographers Enrique and Guillermo De Fazio; “Mi danza, mi musica, mi historia” at the Auditorium Paganini in Parma, “Esto es Tango” at Teatro No’hma in Milano (direction C. Owens), “Tango sulle Onde della Memoria” in Udine and “Simplemente Tango” for the Padova World Music Festival, “Tango Fatal” at Teatro Politeama Rossetti in Trieste.
Abroad notable shows at Palais de la Mediterranee in Nizza (Francia), at Théatre des Variétés in Monaco, at Teatro Filarmonico in Rostov on Don (Russia) and Teatro Filarmonico in Odessa (Ucraina) side by side with renowed tango dancers.
Tango Spleen was hosted on several specialised journals, such as El Tanguero (Italia) “…una delle orchestre di tango più acclamate dell’ultimo periodo” and La Salida (Francia) “Mariano Speranza et la Orquesta Tango Spleen, une question d’atmosphère”, “travail soigné, bien installé dans le tango pour le bal”, and in several television and radio broadcasts in Italy and abroad among which La 2×4, Radio Mundial del Tango of Buenos Aires, Rai Italia, Cadena LV3 Argentina and many others.
Tango Spleen has published three albums: “Canto para seguir” in 2015 “un amalgamiento musical y instrumental realmente magnifico” (Radio La 2×4 Buenos Aires), “Típico” for Abeat Records in 2011, “Tango Spleen” in 2010 which contains the original piece “Milonga Schupi” winner of the national competition “Suoni Senza Confini” in 2010, promoted by Fondazione Pubblicità Progresso, under the high patronage of the Presidency of Italian Republic.
MARIANO SPERANZA piano, voice and direction
FRANCESCO BRUNO bandoneón
ANDREA MARRAS violin
ELENA LUPPI alto
DANIELE BONACINI contrabajo
YALICA JO cello and voice
SEBASTIANO BERTOLINI guitars and charango
ANNA PALUMBO percussions
Spleen es melancolía. Es la nostalgia de la tierra de origen, de los afectos y de las tradiciones que surge desde la distancia. Spleen es la tristeza y el poder reconocerla. Es el sentir que algo falta…
Spleen no es locura pués es conciencia… Y es también la fuerza que desde la abrumadora sensación de vacío, anima la autenticidad del impulso expresivo.
Spleen es el punto de partida y es también la sede del estímulo fundamental de la que irrumpe la necesidad de crear.