September 11

September 11

September 11, 2018 at Sawdust Collector



Emma Citrine (vocals, guitar)

Curtis LeBlanc (poetry)

Poems from Little Wild

Aram Bajakian's Kef

Aram Bajakian (guitar) , Josh Zubot (violin), James Meger (bass)


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.


Emma Citrine

Emma Citrine creates art that operates on barely-there flickers of hope and candid portrayals of pain. The versatile and excruciatingly intimate journey of this Vancouver-born songwriter weaves unvarnished emotion together with the raw vitality of indie music. Her hauntingly minimalistic sound crosses genres and will continue to provide assorted levels of musical and emotional exploration to the same listener at different times. Chronicling consuming stories that dig deep into depression, almost as if displaying her open wounds for the world to see, Citrine administers a delicate balance between self-deprecation and redemption.

Curtis LeBlanc

Curtis LeBlanc is a poet and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. His debut collection, Little Wild, was published by Nightwood Editions in April 2018. His poems have won the Readers' Choice Award in Arc's Poem of the Year competition, Honorable Mention in the Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, and have been shortlisted for The Walrus Poetry Prize and CV2's Young Buck Poetry Prize. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

Aram Bajakian’s Kef

The music of guitarist, composer and educator Aram Bajakian has been called “a masterpiece” (fRoots, July 2017), “shape-shifting” (FreeJazzCollective, January 2017), and “astonishing” (Georgia Straight, March 2017). 

As an instrumentalist, Bajakian had the privilege of performing alongside Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed during his last two tours in 2011 and 2012. Bajakian’s collaboration with his wife, vocalist, actress and ethnomusicologist, Julia Ulehla, entitled Dálava, reimagines folk songs collected over 100 years ago from a single village in Moravia by her great-grandfather. Their performances and two albums have received universal critical acclaim. Dálava’s latest album, The Book of Transfigurations (Songlines, 2017) was listed by the Georgia Straight as one of “50 Albums That Shaped Vancouver.”

Bajakian’s 2014 solo guitar album, Music Inspired by the Color of Pomegranates, an alternate soundtrack to Parajanov’s iconic film, received 4.5 stars from All About Jazz and was featured in the documentary Shepherds in the Cave, which tells the story of the restoration of frescoes in ancient Italian caves. Released by John Zorn’s Tzadik Label, Aram Bajakian’s Kef, which explores Armenian dance music of the same name, was listed as one of the Best World Music Albums of 2011 by PopMatters.


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:

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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