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October 16, 2018 at Sawdust Collector

Ridley Bishop Album Launch Party with opening act by Kathleen Nisbet


Kathleen Nisbet (fiddler, composer, vocalist)

Ridley Bishop (composer, multi-instrumentalist)

with Natasha Zrno (Clarinet) and Johanna Hauser (Bass Clarinet)

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.


Kathleen Nisbet

Lead composer for Viper Central, bluegrass badass, old-time yowler, Metis fiddler, singer, teacher, organizer, road dog and friend to all. Kathleen has released three albums with Viper Central and teaches music in the Downtown East Side at the St. James Music Academy. She has been voted most likely to help you out of a bind by Commercial Drive Area Musicians in 2010 and in 2015.

Ridley Bishop

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Ridley Bishop has been performing around Vancouver since 2009 with bands like Thee AHs, Sprïng, Big EviL, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, and The Trolls. On his new album, Breathing Machines, the songs are arranged for woodwind quartet and voice, with Ridley recording all the parts himself at home. Inspired by avant-garde reed players like Eric Dolphy, Neil Welch, and Colin Stetson, Breathing Machines is about microscopic sounds, and how focusing one’s awareness is a bodily act. Lyrically, it takes a cue from the short stories of Miranda July and Lorrie Moore, as well as the work of biologist Robert Lanza. Capilano University’s Narwhal Ensemble, a 17-piece group dedicated to new and experimental music, recorded a second version of the album under the direction of Jared Burrows.

Breathing Machines is being released in book format, with illustrations by Eva Dominelli side-by-side with the lyrics. Eva and Ridley planned the book out while the songs were in the writing stage, so the images influenced the songs and vice-versa.

For this performance, Ridley will be joined by clarinetist Natasha Zrno and bass clarinetist Johanna Hauser.


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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