Sigma Project & Aizpea Goenaga
|Andrés Gomis||Soprano Saxophone|
|Angel Soria||Alto Saxophone|
|Miguel Romero||Tenor Saxophone|
|Josetxo Silguero||Baritone Saxophone|
|Aizpea Goenaga||Writer and Film Director|
The quartet of saxophones Sigma Project was formed in October 2007 with the goal of becoming an ensemble of reference. Formed by four highly-recognized soloists, strongly committed to musical creation - Josetxo Silguero, Andrés Gomis, Ángel Soria and Miguel Romero - the quartet focusses on reflexion, study and investigation of sound, with a constant search and application of new technology and strong connections to other artistic areas.
Sigma Project made its debut in Auditorio Kursaal, in San Sebastián (Spain) in 2008, within the Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, achieving great success from the critics and public. It has performed at many of the main Spanish halls: Auditorium of the Reina Sofia National Museum for the Contemporary Arts, Museum Es Baluard d'Art Modern i Contemporani in Palma de Mallorca, Nacional Auditorium in Madrid, Fundació Miró in Palma de Mallorca, ENSEMS-Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea in Valencia and International Festival of Contemporary Music of Alicante among others.
Sigma Project supports the stimulation and creation of a new symphonic repertoire for saxophone quartet. In 2010, they premiered Lalibela, a concert for 4 bass saxophones and Symphonic Orchestra, by Xavier Carbonell. Future premieres are the concerts for Quartet of Saxophones and Symphonic Orchestra by Félix Ibarrondo and the Concert for 4 saxophones and Symphonic Orchestra by Josep Maria Mestres.
Writer and film director, Aizpea Goenaga, is head of the Etxeoare Institute, dedicated to promoting Basque Culture. She is a writer, actress and stage director with many different awards and books published.
Saxophone music at the Basque-Navarre Association of Composers: Ramon Lazkano & Felix Ibarrondo
Presentation of the Basque-Navarre Association of Composers and its contribution to new music for saxophone, with the two main examples of the Basque composers Ramon Lazkano and Felix Ibarrondo, which works will be performed at the Congress.