Sigma Project - New Mexican Music for Saxophone Quartet

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New Mexican Music for Saxophone Quartet


mode 331 SIGMA Project – New Mexican Music For Saxophone Quartet by Ibarra, Vazquez, Paredes, Fuentes and Torres Moldonado

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POÉTICA DEL LABERINTO / Alberto Posadas & SIGMA Project.
  Published : 2017.
New Mexican Music for Saxophone Quartet

SIGMA Project
New Mexican Music For Saxophone Quartet

Andrés Gomis, Ángel Soria, Alberto Chavez, Josetxo Silguero, saxophones

1. Víctor Ibarra  (b.1978)  
Grande Équerre: ensayo sobre la negación (2014)  11:30

2. Hebert Vázquez  (b.1963)  
Bajo La Higuera  (2020)  12:50

3. Hilda Paredes  (b.1957)  
Espacios Intemporales  (2017)   17:30

4. Arturo Fuentes  (b.1975)  
Influx  (2012)   9:15

5. Javier Torres Maldonado  (b.1968)  
Masih  (2012–13)   10:15

The saxophone quartet SIGMA Project is based in Madrid. One of their key goals is to create and promote a broad and diverse repertoire.

The quartet came to Mexico for the first time in November 2012. Over the course of the following ten years, it has developed and premiered fifteen pieces by Mexican composers. The five scores recorded here are among them. They have been selected because they represent a wide range of generations and musical aesthetics. 

Composed by Arturo Fuentes, Víctor Ibarra, Hilda Paredes, Javier Torres Maldonado and Hebert Vázquez, these works were written for, dedicated to, and premiered by SIGMA Project in different concerts and festivals. SIGMA Project strongly collaborated with all of them, testing out their sound materials, making suggestions, and offering their own solutions and new sonorities. 

This is the first time that these five Mexican composers wrote for saxophone quartet. 

In 2015, the great Mexican composer Mario Lavista poetically defined SIGMA Project with the following words: “Attending a SIGMA Project concert means embarking on a musical journey of ceaseless joy and wonder. It also means participating in a sort of celebration of a new virtuosity. … SIGMA Project brings an agile and winged virtuosity to life.“


Sigma Project Profile on Mode Records

Sigma Project website:

Señales —Señales, “Homenaje a Jonathan Harvey” for violin & ensemble (Irvine Arditti, violin. Ensemble Signal/Brad Lubman); Páramo de voces for piano & tape (Alberto Rosado, piano); Intermezzo malinconico for bass clarinet solo (Adrián Sandi); Homenaje a Remedios Vario; Recuerdos del Porvenir (ensemble recherche) (mode 292)