October 9

October 9

October 9, 2018 at Sawdust Collector

Service Hour Fundraiser for the Raven Trust Fund


Improvised music and spoken word by Johanna Hauser and friends

Johanna Hauser (clarinet) with Stacy Gallager (Drums), Torsten Müller (Bass), Tama Ward, and Belle Gow

New music by Cat Toren

Cat Toren (piano), with Katie Rife (vibraphone), and Josh Zubot (violin)

How to Get In

Where: #211- 207 West Hastings (Hastings & Cambie, above Nuba)
When: Doors 9:00 PM // Performance at 9:30 PM.
Tickets: $5/$10 or PWYC at the door. Cash Only.
But, How: Instructions for entrance will be posted on the front door the night of the show.

More information about our space is below.


Clarinetist Johanna Hauser defied the court, defended the land, and was sentenced to 125 hours of community service after being found guilty of criminal contempt for blocking work on the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Ironically, the hours she spends raising money for indigenous land defenders are counted as service hours! She and fellow musicians and arrestees will tell their stories in words and music with proceeds going to the Raven Trust defence fund. With First Nations drummer and arrestee Stacy Gallagher, free improv Bassist Torsten Müller, and arrestees Tama Ward and Belle Gow.

Johanna Hauser

Clarinetist Johanna Hauser received her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and her Master’s degree in performance from the Manhattan School of Music. Johanna directs and performs with the Kits Classics + Worlds Beyond chamber music series at St. James Hall, and is a member of the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. She also teaches at Place des Arts.

Torsten Müller

From the smallest gesture of extended technique, to big, brash shredding, these Vancouver improvisers have talent to burn. Bassist Torsten Müller creates dramatic music using knotty plucks, audacious bowing, and a wide vocabulary of extended technique.

Tama Ward

Tama is an writer and religious educator with a background in anthropology and theology with a particular interest in sacred storytelling across spiritual traditions.

Cat Toren (piano/composition) premiers music that evokes the spiritual power of specific locations in nature around Vancouver. From the wind in the wings of a raven to a paraselene seen at Secret Beach, Cat hopes these compositions will ignite passion for protecting what is beautiful. With Katie Rife (vibraphone) and Josh Zubot (violin).

Cat Toren

Cat Toren is an award winning pianist, improviser, and composer who has studied with highly respected pianists and composers including Andy LaVerne, Dr. Lisa Miller, and Laura Kaminsky. Cat holds an Undergraduate Degree in Jazz studies from Capilano College, and a Masters in Music Composition from the New York State University at Purchase College, Her published work includes three highly acclaimed albums, the latest of which, Cat Toren’s HUMAN KIND, was released on January 21st 2017 with proceeds donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Katie Rife

Percussionist Katie Rife has performed with the Okanagan Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Opera, Turning Point Ensemble, and Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra among others. She has performed in concerts presented by Music on Main, Vancouver New Music, Redshift Music Society, and the Canadian Music Centre. She holds a Masters of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, A Bachelors of Music from the University of British Columbia and is an alumnus of numerous Banff Centre Programs. Katie teaches at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

Josh Zubot

Josh Zubot is a violinist and composer interested in avant garde, and improvisational music, with forays into klezmer, bluegrass, avant rock, jazz, and classical. Josh received a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies in Montreal and performs widely as a violinist. He has collaborated with artists across Canada and frequently performs at Jazz Festivals in North America and Europe.


Sawdust Collector takes place at The Gold Saucer Studio, a collective space located in The Dominion Building. Information on how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:45 PM on every show night. After 9:30 PM you will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone please try to arrive by 9:15 PM. If you come later there may be a wait.

The front door is located at 207 W. Hastings. There is one low stair between the sidewalk and the building level. The studio is located on the second floor and is accessible by elevator. Seating is informal. We will do our best to adapt seating as requested, but site-lines may not be ideal on full nights and movement may be limited. If you have questions about accessing the space, please contact us. 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. For our weekly series, 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: heysawdustcollector@gmail.com

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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