November 2019 at Sawdust Collector

November 2019 at Sawdust Collector

Photo: James Meger

Photo: James Meger

November 2019 at Sawdust Collector

More artists announced soon.

Tuesday, November 5

Unsung Songs - Viviane Houle

Unsung Songs, graphic scores for voice and improvising orchestra/ensemble, explores the dangers of suppressing creative light and inspiration. Viviane was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to develop and produce this project! She has performed one of her graphic scores, “First Words” (collaboration with Quebecois filmmaker, Pierre Hebert) with the NOW Orchestra in Vancouver, March, 2018. “First Words” will be revised and presented again in Montreal in November, 2019 with SuperMusique Orchestra. Two more scores from this series will also be presented in Vancouver, BC and in Berlin in 2018/19. Featuring Viviane Houle (voice), Joshua Zubot (violin), James Meger (double bass) and special guests from Montreal/Trading Places, Sam Shalabi (guitar, ud), Elizabeth Millar (clarinet, effects)

Cole Schmidt and Peggy Lee Trio featuring Ben Brown

Tuesday, November 12

Max Murray


It all starts with a poem, whether it be from a local Vancouver poet or an ancient mystic, and ends with a song. Streams is a collaboration between vocalist Emma Postl and guitarist Thomas Hoeller, rooted deeply in exploring and surrendering to the flow of improvisation as a compositional practice. For the first time since their beginnings in 2016, Streams will welcome special guests Elisa Thorn (harp), Kevin Romain (drums) and James Meger (bass) into their midst, adding lush harmonies, roots and beats to their minimalist compositions. As a listener you may recognize lines from your favourite Rumi, Rilke or Mary Oliver poem as you lose yourself in their intimate, inventive and introspective sound.

Anna Atkinson

Anna Atkinson is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter, composer and performer. Trained as a classical violist, she creates music that combines elements of art song, minimalism and electro-pop. Anna has contributed, both as creator and performer, to dozens of projects in theatre, film, music and dance.

Tuesday, November 19

A musical excerpt from Theatre Conspiracy’s Isolation Suite by Tim Carlson

Irregardless is part of a musical suite included in the performance piece Isolation Suite, which Theatre Conspiracy is developing for premiere in the 2020-’21 season. The work is a poetic exploration of social isolation playing notes between a sombre hush, indie rock jams and cathartic noise.

Songwriter/guitarist Tim Carlson and drummer/vocalist Christie Watson began playing together in June 2020 under the name Cold Calculi, writing and performing instinct-driven tunes for both Isolation Suite as well as future gigs and recording.

The Sawdust Collector date is the first in a series of excerpts leading to a full public in-progress performances of Isolation Suite at PL 1422 next June, Toronto in August and then premiere in spring 2021.

“Untitled” - Vanessa Goodman

“Vanessa Goodman is the artistic director of Action at a Distance. She respectfully acknowledges that she works and creates on the unceded ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her works have been presented nationally, in The United States and South America. Vanessa received the 2013 Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award from The Dance Centre and was a participant in their inaugural Yulanda M. Faris Program. In 2019 she was selected for the Chrystal Dance Prize and as a choreographer for Springboard Danse Montréal. Vanessa holds a BFA from Simon Fraser University and has been an artist in residence at EDAM, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, The Shadbolt Centre, Harbourfront Centre, SFUW and The Dance Centre.

"Untitled" explores how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and time. Curious about degeneration and formation. Action at a Distance's Vanessa Goodman collaborates with Eowynn Enquist, Ted Littlemore, Sarah Formosa and Adrian Deleeuw on new research.

Tuesday, November 26

Noé Rodríguez (Film)

Noé Rodríguez is a Spanish born, Vancouver-based filmmaker and media artist.

He holds an MFA from York University, which he obtained with the support of a full scholarship from the International Council for Canadian studies and La Caixa Foundation.

Drawing from phenomenology, experimental ethnography and field recording, his work is situated in the juncture of analog and digital materialities, abstract and concrete aesthetics, and between documentary, fiction and other expanded modes of cinematic practice.

Since 2015, he has been teaching film at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University.

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