XiFu Sagas
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XiFu Sagas

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
Band Classical Avant-garde


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Here's a math puzzle for you: take nice capable young musicians from here and Ontario, tally up their experience in classical and experimental music, divide that by the amount of genres they jump between and multiply all that by, hell, pi or something, and you've got the weird, witty, well-crafted musique actuelle of Serial Numbers. - MONTREAL MIRROR

entre le plain-chant du Moyen-âge, le jazz et la musique du monde. On sent en tout cas un réel travail de recherche et de création, chose très (trop) rare dans le monde de la musique (toutes catégories confondues) aujourd'hui - La Scena Musicale Montreal


"one last dance" - 2013
"somewhere between the lines" - 2010 as serial-numbers



XiFu Sagas is made up of passionate musicians based in different regions of Ontario and Quebec devoted to create and perform new music. Their principle project is called “voices”. It is a suite of songs inspired by the ancient Chinese text of the I-Ching. Each song depicts its own story, comprising of multiple movements while shadowing influences of modern, classical, jazz and chinese music.

Born in Hong Kong and grew up in Canada, composer Simon Chung shares in his work the profound interest and fascination he has in the roots of his Chinese background. In juxtaposing eastern and western themes, musical ideas are playfully discovered, explored, and amalgamated in an imaginary saga. The word “XiFu” (pronounced approximately SeeFu in Cantonese) offers a tribute to the accent

The band was founded originally as a trio. Growing over time along the music, this full ensemble formation was established in 2012.