In the twilight of ancient architectures, the sound of Dimtri Grechi Espinoza’s saxophone reveals itself in its attentive wandering, in search of harmonies and natural resonances that enclose meaning, a secret. True sonic immersions that envelop the senses and lead the listener to follow its footsteps amidst a sway and vibration that never cease, overflowing with ancestral images and flavors.
“The Spiral Way,” the third chapter of the Oreb project, returns for the first time live, where it was recorded with an innovative recording technique: in the baptistery of San Giovanni in Pisa. A unique concert where Espinoza will primarily perform the repertoire from this album released in 2020 by Pondersa Music&Art, as well as pieces from the previous albums “Angel’s Blow” (2015) and “Re-Creation” (2017), as well as the latest album “Love is a Lost Game” (2022), which was recorded this time in the Roman Cistern of the Enrico Fiumi archaeological excavations in Volterra.
Oreb is a unique project where two great passions meet: the study of sacred science in traditional cultures and the exploration of sound, with the aim of rediscovering the deep breath of sacred places around the world.
The Armenian duduk of Djivan Gasparyan, the free spirituality of John Coltrane, the nomadic traditions of the Sahara, and the repetitiveness of John Surman are immediate inspirations. But it is in churches, theaters, or unorthodox sonic spaces that his music unfolds in fullness and originality, enveloping the listener with rainbows of harmonics liberated from the tempered system. Music that resonates in the gaps between notes or above the notes, exploiting ancient architectural forms and natural reverberations, responding to modal phrasing with resonances transformed into counterpoints of ancestral charm.