The Sigma Project
3pm on Saturday 17 June 2023
St. Vincent’s Chapel Dundalk
Next on, in St Vincent’s Chapel at 3pm are Sigma Project, the Spanish sax players. They believe in putting a bit of theatre into their performances, this time of pieces largely by Spanish composers. “Tenebrae” by Jesús Torres is shadow music indeed, Renaissance polyphony heard from the distance – and at times up close. Helga Arias’s “Milk Spilt on a Stone” has the players bringing forward cloudy chords, hanging in the air. “Khôra”, by José María Sánchez-Verdú, is a kind of wordless ritual, taking its title from Plato’s term for a space of non-being. There’s also a striking piece by a Greek-Argentine modernist who has slipped out of history: Graciela Paraskevaídis.
Funded by the Arts Council and Create Louth. Supported by RTÉ Supporting the Arts and with the friendly support of Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.