Duration: ca. 1 minute
Tagrango was written at the request of Andrew Rindfleisch and the Phantom Arts Ensemble for a recital in January of 1998 at MIT which showcased the brilliant pianist Geoffrey Burleson. Since the choice Andrew offered me (along with several of my colleagues) was that of composing either a short tango or a short rag for piano solo, this piece may be seen as attempting to have the best of both worlds, or, less charitably, as demonstrating an inability to make up its mind. I was struck by the fact that the two genres share certain types of syncopations (albeit executed at different speeds). Its short attention span notwithstanding, it is my hope that this tiny piece will divert.