Back this fall: Dialectica

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Toronto’s most formidable saxophone quartet will be performing at the Music Gallery’s X Avant Festival, opening for Sarah Neufeld: The Ridge on Saturday Oct 15th, 2016. The program will contain all original music from it’s members including the premiere of a new piece by Shannon.

For more information or to buy tickets visit musicgallery.org

With equal parts jazz-trained and classically-trained saxophonists, Dialectica attempts to find an aesthetic truth through the discourse of these two musical points of view, akin to the Dialectic method of philosophy found in Plato’s Socratic Dialogues.

Tackling philosophical inquiries even Socrates himself couldn’t foresee:

Can a current Canadian identity be found where the lineages of European art music and North American art music meet?

Can the saxophone occupy a space in the collective unconscious that lies beyond that of Careless Whisper and Baker Street?

Can the world handle more than one female saxophonist in one place?

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