LUMINA ENSEMBLE presents the saxophone as a medium for avant-garde art, thus causing the interest of different creative agents, producers of stimulating shows for the public. The classical vision of the saxophone quartet is crossed, creating collaborations between different avant-garde scenic, sonics and graphic disciplines. In this way, the public will be placed in a different acoustic-scenic space, which will allow the sensitive experimentation of contemporary art.
LUMINA is the project of four saxophonists who are passionate about their instrument and contemporary music. Its members belong to two generations who join forces to achieve respectful and committed interpretations that respond to their compositional ideal. This difference in age causes the understanding of the musical and artistic fact to appear in a different way, which favours an approach to the repertoire used, full of the energy of those who discover in each note an infinite universe of sound.
LUMINA’s repertoire belongs to the second half of the 20th and 21st centuries, and it is also committing itself to working together with current composers, and to the premiere of works written for the ensemble.
Music by Mª Eugenia Luc. March 7th. Auditorium of the C. S. M. Rafael Orozco
12th March. Valencia.
Monographic concert Inés Badalo & Lumina Ensemble.
April 20th. MACA-Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante. 18:00 h
Monographic concert Diana Pérez Custodio & Lumina Ensemble.
October 19th. MACA-Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante. 18:00 h
Monographic concert Joan Gómez Alemany & Alejandro Gómez (Electronics) and Lumina Ensemble.
November 30th. MACA-Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante. 18:00 h
December 14th.Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
End of current season
Monographic concert Ximo Cano & Oscar Martí (Percussion) and Lumina Ensemble.
January 27th. MACA-Museum of Contemporary Art of Alicante. 18:00 h
Concert by Lumina Ensemble. Terra Lucis. Music by José del Valle, David Leal and Ximo Cano. Gabinete Literario of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Miscellany of Valencian women composers. Music by Carmen Verdú, Sara Blanco, Àngela
Gómez and Iluminada Pérez Troya. MACA. 18:00h
Enrico Tricarico (IT-Organ) & Mercedes Lozano and Lumina Ensemble. Music by Jesús Torres, E.
Tricarico, D. Zipoli, V. Bellini, G. Dufay, J. Ciconia. Parish Church of Sant Jaume and Santa Anna of Benidorm (Alicante). 20:00h.
Monographic concert María Eugenia Luc & Alejandro Gómez (electronics) and Lumina Ensemble. MACA. 18:00h.
La concreció de l’efímer. Music by Eneko Vadillo, Guillaume Dufay, Iluminada Pérez Troya, Baude Cordier, Jesús Torres, Johanes Ciconia and Sara Blanco. Lumina Ensemble. Hall B of the C.M. Bernat i Baldoví of Sueca (Valencia).
Family show. Music by Sonia Megías and libretto by Eva Guillamón. Dúa de Pel and Lumina Ensemble. Auditorium of the Felicidad Sánchez Social Centre in Alicante.
Monographic concert José del Valle & Silvia Gómez-Maestro (Piano), Óscar Martí (Percussion) and Lumina Ensemble. 18th March. MACA. 18:00 h
Master Class by Lumina Ensemble. Room 109 of the CSM of Valencia. 10h.
Monographic concert Gabriel Erkoreka & Montse López Montalvo (Flute) and Lumina Ensemble . 11 February. MACA. 18:00 h
Premiere of the children’s show promoted by the Ayudas al Sector Cultural 2022 of the Concejalía de Cultura del Excmo. Ayto.de Alicante. Music by Sonia Megías and libretto by Eva Guillamón. Lumina Ensemble and Dúa de Pel. MACA. 18:00h
Monographic concert Voro Garcia & Lumina Ensemble and Óscar Martí (Percussion). 10 December. MACA. 18:00 h
Works by Enrico Tricarico and Jesús Torres. Lumina Ensemble, Mercedes Lozano and Cristina
Cámara. Church of Sant Jordi (Alcoi).
Monographic concert Sonia Megías & Lumina Ensemble, Óscar Martí (Percussion), Soloists of
the Coro Delantal MACA and Coro La Mano de Guido (Directed by Rubén Pacheco). 15th
October. MACA. 18:00 h
ESCALA DE BLAUS. Music by Àngela Gómez, David Leal, José del Valle, Iluminada Pérez Troya and Ximo Cano. Lumina Ensemble, Óscar Martí (percussion) and Alejandro Gómez (electronics and lights). Aula Magistral of the Palau de Les Arts (Valencia).
ESCALA DE BLAUS. Music by Àngela Gómez, David Leal, José del Valle, Iluminada Pérez Troya and Ximo Cano. Lumina Ensemble, Óscar Martí (percussion) and Alejandro Gómez (electronics and lights). Chamber Hall of the ADDA Auditorium (Alicante).
Monographic concert Olivia Carrión-Arteta & Lumina Ensemble and Óscar Martí (Percussion). 9th April. MACA. 18:00 h
Monographic concert Eneko Vadillo & Alejandro Gómez (Electronics) and Lumina Ensemble.
January 29th. MACA. 18:00 h
Monographic concert Samuel Cedillo & Lumina Ensemble. 18 December. MACA. 18:00 h
Monographic concert Zulema de la Cruz & Lumina Ensemble and Óscar Martí (Percussion).
20th November. MACA. 18:00 h
Monographic concert by Jesús Torres & Lumina Ensemble, Mercedes Lozano (Organ) and Óscar Martí (Percussion). 16th October. MACA. 18:00 h
SoniArt was born with the vocation of connecting composers dedicated to the creation of avant-garde music and their interested public through the informative action of the saxophone quartet.
When a creator talks about his work -from composition or performance- with passion and emotion, focusing on the creative process and the motivations that lead to the need for expression, he manages to connect with the public and clears the way to the acceptance of the work.
From LUMINA Ensemble we propose a series of meetings where the guest composer presents his creative process, while his creations are listened to live and with the utmost interpretative rigour in a monographic concert.
The SoniArt Laboratory consists of a series of meetings, culminating in a concert performed by Lumina Ensemble and with the presence of the composer.
Development of the Encounters
We propose these concerts as a dynamic activity between composers, performers and audience. To this end, we reject the idea of the static concert, where an emotional distance is established between the different participants in the concert.
After a presentation on the figure of the guest composer, which will serve as an introduction to the concert, the composers will present the compositional lines of the works to the audience, which will facilitate listening, creating an atmosphere of understanding of the artistic event.