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This is a small, relevant selection of Owen’s output as a composer and performer.

Mi Linda Tetera (2020)

An original tango written to commemorate the acquisition of a particularly lovely teapot.

Bandoneón – Owen Salomé, Guitar – Benjamín Aedo, Violin – Laura Urteaga-Serra, Cello – Marcela Vicente

La Abejita (2020)

An Argentine zamba composed after seeing a bee in my garden in Buenos Aires.

Bandoneón – Owen Salomé, Guitar – Benjamín Aedo, Violin – Laura Urteaga-Serra.

La casa de Calle Heredia (2019)

An original tango named after the house of Hugo Satorre, where the piece was composed. Performed by Owen Salomé (bandoneón) and Adrian Ramírez (Guitar)

Chacarera del Pilar (Ben Aedo) (2020)

Performing in trio with Benjamín Aedo – Guitar and Laura Urteaga-Serra – Violin.

By Night (2017)

Written for the Excelsia College senior aural perception ensemble, and using the poetry of the puritan poet Anne Bradstreet. This piece was written to help my university sight-singing students gain some first-hand experience singing poly-modal music. There is an intensity to text, which appealed to me. Performed here as an SATB vocal quartet.

Renee Stein – Soprano, Emily-Rose Šarkova – Alto, Owen Salomé – Tenor, Albert Lin – Baritone
By night when others soundly slept 
And hath at once both ease and Rest, 
My waking eyes were open kept 
And so to lie I found it best. 
I sought him whom my Soul did Love, 
With tears I sought him earnestly. 
He bow’d his ear down from Above. 
In vain I did not seek or cry. 
My hungry Soul he fill’d with Good; 
He in his Bottle put my tears, 
My smarting wounds wash’d in his blood, 
And banisht thence my Doubts and fears. 
What to my Saviour shall I give 
Who freely hath done this for me? 
I’ll serve him here whilst I shall live 
And Love him to Eternity. 

Fugato (2014)

This fugato develops along the line of the fugues of Ástor Piazzolla. The fast 32 bar subject is thrown into a whirling development as it is joined by not less than 3 countersubjects. This piece is angular and exciting.

Performed by Tángalo