“tango argentine” entered my world in 2005 not because I am a musician, composer or producer - it was my love for dance, it was pure pleasure, it was a new love-affair and it lasted.
I am playing a wide range of instruments, but with dancing I had finally found my true voice: It was my body more than any piano, drum or bass that allowed me to improvise properly. Tango is improvisation, interaction between the music and the dancers, between the dancers themselves and with the audience. The great Wynton Marsalis said: “Jazz was invented to let us know how to listen to each other, how to negotiate.” Tango is another form of negotiation, a give and take between the partners, between men and women. I recognised myself here and embraced my new instrument, my body on the wave of the tango and on the path of discovery with my partner Isabella.
This is how we wish to describe our music and dance:
e-motional, e-cstatic, e-xperimental, e-asygoing, e-qual, br-e-athing,
e Pluribus Unum (the oneness crated out of many). To make it short:
elonga is total improvisation, dancing on the edge!
All tracks written by Iwan Harlan and published by Edition Amandla/Universal Music Publishing
except Track 12, 13: written by Iwan Harlan & Mustafa Zekirov and performed by Turlitawa published by Edition Amandla/Universal Music Publishing
except Track 10: written by Per Störby, produced by New Tango Orquesta/Per Störby instruments / vocals by Peter Gran, Johanna Dahl, Livet Nord, Josef Kallerdahl, Thomas Gustavsson, Per Störby with kindly permission from HOOB Record
"The flood" contains a sample from the song "prelude & ricacere" written and performed by Per Störby/ New Tango Orquesta.
Cello on track 13 performed by Ludmilla Witzel.
Iwan is dressed by IsabellasArt.de
Fotos by Isabella Cremer.
Cover design by Oneel.de
A big thank-you to the New Tango Orquesta. I also wish to thank my love and muse Isabella, Popdis!, Jan Harlan and all the family and friends who believed in me.
This Album is dedicated to my father the composer Klaus Harlan. (1933-1990)