Tosca Tango Orchestra  

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The Tosca Tango Orchestra is a joined effort between various Austin, Texas based musicians. Founded by Glover Gill in collaboration with The Tosca String Quartet, Chris Maresh and Justin Sherburn in 1997. The group performs original compositions in the nuevo tango style and has released six albums. Among these is the soundtrack to Richard Linklater’s film Waking Life which led to the group's international following.


Waking Life OST

The soundtrack was performed and written by Glover Gill and the Tosca Tango Orchestra, except for one piece written by Frédéric Chopin, and was relatively successful. Featuring the nuevo tango style, it bills itself "the 21st Century Tango".

Awards and appearances

A trip to Buenos Aires in 2000 brought them critical acclaim when they were featured artists at the 5th World Tango Summit and in 2003, the Tosca Tango Orchestra performed and recorded the Ballet Austin premiere of choreographer Stephen MillsTouch.


The Tosca Tango Orchestra has released six albums so far.

Studio albums

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