Shunt is the culmination of five years of steady progress as a violinist. When the original melody came to me in 2013, I considered it worthy of future release. But first, I needed time to hone my skills on one of the more unforgiving instruments. For me, this track is a single meeting point between vibrant tango dance music and the dynamic depth and gentle musicality that the violin can offer. The horn counter melodies capture the energy of the track with gusto, and accordion parts were also recorded to bring more of the tango element to bear. I promised myself that one day I would be able to present it to an audience with pride. Today is that day.