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Weekly Performance Series: Lisa Miller, Brady Cranfield

Tue. May 2nd 2017 The Gold Saucer $5-$10

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Weekly Performance Series: Lisa Miller, Brady Cranfield

Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at T...
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Tue. May 2nd 2017 + Add to Calendar The Gold Saucer (All Ages)
9:30pm  Doors at: 9:00pm $5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds


Lisa Miller
Brady Cranfield

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Sawdust Collector
Sawdust Collector is a weekly performance series taking plac...
207 West Hastings Vancouver BC
Open / Operational

Event Description

Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at The Gold Saucer, curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt, James Meger and guests.

May 2nd

Couples Night
(Duo performances by mostly non-couples)

MoonGoat: Wynston Minckler & Paris Favilla

A musical collaboration between Australian saxophonist Paris Favilla and Canadian bassist Wynston Minckler. This project seeks to embody a commitment to all forms of music, art, and sound as possible elements for self-expression in both compositions and improvisations. Contrapuntal stylings, free-jazz musings, film noir themes, deep canadiana folk, and textural improvs are a few of the worlds one can expect to collide in performance.

Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Mill

Vinyl Café regular Reid Jamieson and his long-time songwriting partner and wife Carolyn Mill will slip outside their accessible folkie box to try some new tunes they are working on, including ones for an upcoming collection called The Pigeon & The Dove exploring the theme of homelessness and the many roads one can take to end up on the street. Stripped down vocals and nylon string guitar with their own engaging way of storytelling and harmonizing.

Viviane Houle & Jeff Younger

Two of Canada's strongest improvising voices, guitarist Jeff Younger and vocalist Viviane Houle perform heartachingly beautiful improvised art song, heavy free improvisations and sublime soundscapes. Long time collaborators, this telepathic, fearless duet shares a love of extreme sonic textures, languid melodies, expressionistic maelstroms, gentle spaces and the unknowable cracks in between.

May 9th

A collaboration between Ashley Whitehead & Ben Brown

Movement, Performance Art, Improvised Music

Ashley Whitehead is a performance artist living and working on the traditional, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, currently also known as Vancouver, BC, Canada. Ashley is constantly shifting her practice to align with her values and work through fear and cultural conditioning to find access to unfiltered impulse, authenticity, and passion. Her work and training involves dance and movement-based practices, Clown, and physical theatre, with an emphasis on improvisation and embodiment. As she looks for ways to connect, Ashley works from a place of thoughtful, abstract sharing, through a field of minute specificity, playful directionality, and broad, sensorial abandon. Above all else, Ashley is interested in community, connection, presence, and support through acceptance - first of ourselves, and then extending that generosity to each other.

Ben Brown is a Vancouver, BC based musician, composer and teacher. Recent highlights include a 6-month solo tour of Europe where Brown collaborated with Musicians/Dancers and studied privately with master Percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie. As a Drummer, Brown has worked with musicians such as Wilbert De Joode, K-OS, Jill Barber and Dancers Katie Duck, Su-Feh Lee and Justine Chambers. In April 2013 he received a Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album of the year with the group, Pugs and Crows. Brown is the founder of Music And Movement Mondays (MAMM), Vancouver's weekly collaborative series between live musicians and dancers. As a composer, his works for dance and film have been featured at festivals in Toronto, Mexico and Vancouver. http://www.benbrownsound.com/

May 16th

Labels Night featuring Tiny Kingdom

A regular night showcasing local record labels

May 23rd

Two Solo Sets

Lisa Miller - Prepared Piano

Brady Cranfield - Electronics and Noise

May 30th

New Works

Artists sharing brand new works and works in progress

Gavin Youngash

Malcolm Biddle

Dave Biddle

Doors at 9:00pm, Music at 9:30pm, two sets, $5-$10 sliding scale or pay what you can, cash only bar and door.

#211 - 207 West Hastings (Hastings & Cambie, above Nuba), instructions for entrance will be posted on the front door the night of the show.

Sawdust Collector takes place at The Gold Saucer Studio, a collective-run space located in The Dominion Building. Information for how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:30 PM on every show night. You will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone, please contact us before the show and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements to get you in.

The front door is located at 207 W. Hastings. There is one stair between the sidewalk and the building level. The studio is located on the second floor, and is accessible by elevator. Seating is informal. There is one single-occupancy, gender-inclusive washroom on the second floor, accessible by key. We are a trans-inclusive space.

Sawdust Collector is run by us, three artists and our friends, who curate and produce the events on a volunteer basis. We own the glassware but not the room. A bit of scruff is part of the deal. If you have questions about what kind of scruff you're in for, please feel free to contact us: [email protected]

We acknowledge that our work takes place in Vancouver on traditional and unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful for this place.

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