November 27, 2018 at Sawdust Collector
Hocus Pocus: Old World Remixes
Mark Haney (Double Bass and looping)
Marina Hasselberg (Cello and Electronics)
Kellen Jackson (Film)
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.
You'll Never Sleep Again - a long distance collaboration between The Mighty Moose of Ages and The World Provider
On the coldest of winter days in 1992 a friendship and artistic collaboration began with a series of surrealist, naked, nature pictures taken at a frozen waterfall in the literally named Ottawa suburb of Fallingbrook. Six months later, a return to this spot to film a nude, watermelon-smashing, surrealist rant (for a high school project) and The Mighty Moose of Ages, crazed alter ego of bassist/composer Mark Haney, was born. The World Provider, superheroic alter ego of mild-mannered Montrealer Malcolm Fraser, has been providing the world with mind-sticking melodies, low-budget sonics and unabashed theatrical spectacle since 1999.
Over 25 years together in the legendary punk band The Permanent Stains, a co-authored 'zine, shared custody of an 8 foot crucifix, tours, pranks and hijinx have contributed to the unique chemistry and history between Mark Haney, Malcolm Fraser and their alter egos.
This solo performance is being co-conceived and designed long-distance, both as an ode to a creative friendship over a quarter century strong, and as a tribute to Mark and Malcolm's roots in shock performance in Ottawa's early-90's underground music and film scenes. Grounded by Haney's looping double bass, this performance piece straddles the intersection of music, theatre and the absurd.
Malcolm Fraser lives in Montreal, where he has kept busy with music (The World Provider, Permanent Stains and others), writing (Wooden Stars: Innocent Gears, a book on the legendary Ottawa indie band) and film (the music documentaries Gordon Thomas: Everything's Coming My Way, co-directed with Stacey DeWolfe, and Corpusse: Surrender to the Passion).
The new World Provider EP, Old Dreams, is out November 2 on Ting Dun. The 5-song record is produced by Murray Lightburn and features longtime WP contributors/pals Stacey DeWolfe, Chilly Gonzales, Steve Raegele and WP's brother Nick Fraser.
Composer/Double Bassist Mark Haney is the Artistic Director of the Little Chamber Music That Could and Composer in Residence at Mountain View Cemetery. He has been hiding The Mighty Moose of Ages from the West Coast until now.
Mark and forgotten Canadian daredevil Ken Carter were the subjects of John Bolton's acclaimed 2016 documentary Aim for the Roses, Mark's next recording is Omnis Temporalis, a chamber novella based on the work of the cartoonist Seth.
Starting as a chamber musician specializing in classical music, Marina's passions have expanded to include baroque music, new music, and interdisciplinary works that cross genre boundaries. She is currently exploring how electronics intersect with traditional cello techniques.
Marina has played cello for various orchestras, chamber music ensembles, theatre and dance productions, and films. She serves as the principal cellist of the Vancouver Island Symphony, while also performing with groups and organizations such as Vancouver New Music, Early Music Vancouver, Sound of Dragon Ensemble, Turning Point Ensemble, Plastic Acid Orchestra, Redshift Music Society, Vancouver Pro Music, the Okanagan and Kamloops symphonies, and pop stars including Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, and Mariah Carey.
Marina recently received the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for emerging artist in Music, and a Jessie award for outstanding artistic achievement in music ensemble work for “Onegin” (Arts Club Theatre). She was select as the Feature Artist for Pro Musica’s 2017 Sonic Boom Music Festival. Her own NOVO Ensemble was voted Vancouver Courier’s best classical music ensemble of 2016 alongside the VSO and Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble.
As the artistic director of NOVO Ensemble she commissions and presents new works, especially by Canadian composers. She has performed premiers of works by Howard Skempton, Michael Oesterle, Veda Hille, Giorgio Magnanensi, Owen Underhill, Peggy Lee, Cameron Wilson, John Oliver, Chris Reiche, Edward Topp, Jordan Nobles, Mark Haney, Rita Ueda, Leslie Uyeda, Luc Martin, Linda Bouchard, Stephen Chatman, John Oswald, and many more.
Kellen Jackson is a queer artist and educator working living and loving on the unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. She uses film and sound to ask out loud all the questions writhing around inside — often about queer embodiments, ecologies, and intersubjectivities. She works with Super8, 16mm, cell phones and screen-captured/found footage, scavenging the right pieces to ask whichever questions are burning at the time.
About the film:
The Jeseníky region of the Czech Republic, where these images were captured, was host to witch trials and executions in the 17th century. The small towns of the region also hold "palení čarodejnic” every April, a folk festival throughout Central Europe where communities drink a lot of beer, eat a lot of sausage, and burn a witch in effigy to kill the crone spirit of winter and herald the spring. “Palení čarodejnic” is an attempt to grapple with a landscape’s memory of the power and lingering presence of dead women in the dark.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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