Composition Commission issued to Alberto Posadas
Sigma Project, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
For several years now the Sigma Project has been working continually to extend the repertoire for saxophone quartet. With the support of the EvS Music Foundation it is now issuing the commission of three new works to Alberto Posadas for this purpose. Posadas is one of the most innovative Spanish composers of his time.
The interest of composers in the saxophone stems from the fact that it is possible to incorporate very new techniques in works for this instrument. Posadas will sound out the entire breadth of the saxophone family, from the bass to the sopranino. By doing so he wishes to give the instrument a new image and establish it in the field of chamber music.
The three works are therefore attuned to each other but can each also be performed separately. Each piece has its own character although some commonalities run through the entire cycle as leitmotifs. A very simple staging is planned here arising from the dramaturgy of the sound.
The aim of the project is to establish the instrument more strongly on the international New Music scene and at key festivals.
July 9, 2016
Festival Format-Raisins, Frankreich
Oktober 10, 2016
University of New Mexiko
Oktober 12, 2016
Internationales Forum Neue Musik Manuel Enríques, Mexiko
VIII Ciclo de Música Actual de Badajoz
XLIV Festival Internacional Cervantino, Guanajuato
November 12, 2016
Musical Craiova International Festival, Rumänien
IMPULS ACADEMY 2017, Graz
Ciclo BBVA de Bilbao
Teatro Central de Seville
Colegio Nacional, Mexico City
Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, Donostia-San Sebastián
IX Ciclo de Música Actual de Badajoz