November 1st: at Sawdust Collector (at Pyatt Hall)
Sawdust Collector presents Alicia Hansen's 'Before You' Album Launch w/ special guest Emma Citrine at Pyatt Hall.
Alicia Hansen with
Ben Brown (Drums), Lee Hutzulak (Electronics), Marina Hasselberg (Cello), Hilary Ison (Vocals), and James Meger (Bass)
Emma Citrine (Guitar and Vocals)
How to Get In
Where: #843 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 (at the VSO School of Music)
When: Doors 7:30 PM // Music at 8:00 PM.
Tickets: $18 advance / $20 door
More information about Sawdust Collector is below.
Alicia Hansen’s third studio album marks her arrival at a place of artistic confidence, authenticity and clarity. Produced by Polaris and Juno Award-winning Jesse Zubot, (Tanya Tagaq, Fond of Tigers), Before You is a blend of gut-wrenching grit, lyrical beauty and courageous vulnerability.
Before You magnifies the essence of Hansen’s “experimental pop that’s both listenable and challenging” (NOW Magazine). Unified by a calm candour but varying widely in tempo and tone, these eleven songs keep Hansen’s “distinctive and enticing vocal work” (Whole Note) at the forefront. Under Zubot’s masterful guidance, this album is accessible and impactful while accentuating the music’s “unique, excitingly original” identity (Foxy Digitalis).
A singer-songwriter with a richly diverse background of classical and jazz training, Hansen has been honing her keyboard and vocal skills since early childhood. As a teenager, she earned Royal Conservatory diplomas in both piano and voice, later completed a degree in jazz piano and mentored under the late Bob Murphy, known as “one of Canada’s best jazz pianists” (Globe & Mail). She has toured internationally as a professional choral singer, composed music for theatre, film, and multi-disciplinary work, including the Western Front’s “Music for a New Wilderness,” and a commissioned vibraphone solo for acclaimed percussionist Sal Ferreras. She has performed in the Halifax and Vancouver International Jazz Festivals, played with many of Canada’s top-tier musicians, and opened for the Grammy-award-winning jazz pianist Hiromi at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver.
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.
"We’ll forgive Emma Citrine for releasing the six-song 'Shadowless' at the height of summer, because it’s just about the prettiest damn thing we’ve heard so far this year." - Mike Usinger (Georgia Straight)
Sawdust Collector takes place at The Gold Saucer Studio (except for tonight!), 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: email@example.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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