December 2019 at Sawdust Collector

December 2019 at Sawdust Collector

December 2019 at Sawdust Collector

More artists announced soon.

Tuesday, December 3

Plastic Orchid Factory

plastic orchid factory is an artist-run organism that uses the body as a site for social commentary. Created in 2008 by James Gnam and Natalie LeFebvre Gnam, plastic orchid makes, supports and advocates for divergent art works that are pluralistic in practice and in form. plastic orchid prioritizes inclusive approaches that blend genres and facilitate research, collaboration, exchange and the development of new frameworks for making and experiencing art.

In 2017, plastic orchid created Left of Main, an artist-run space dedicated to the live arts, located in Vancouver’s Historic Chinatown. plastic orchid continues to seek out and develop facilities and systems that move outside of traditional forms of production and dissemination.

Zen Escalator (Lee Hutzulak & David Leith)

Zen Escalator is an improvising instrumental electronic duo (Lee Hutzulak & Dave Leith) based in Vancouver, Canada. The two utilize a select mix of hardware synths to create atmospheric soundscapes, addictive arpeggios and melodic bliss.

Tuesday, December 10

Fall 2019 New Works 21

Peggy Lee

Improvising cellist/composer Peggy Lee makes her home in Vancouver, BC where she leads or co-leads numerous ensembles, including the Peggy Lee Band, Film In Music, Echo Painting, Waxwing, and Handmade Blade. Each of these groups consists of a different configuration of players from an ever-growing pool. In addition to these projects, Peggy maintains long-time associations with local artists such as Tony Wilson, Ron Samworth, Lisa Miller, Cole Schmidt and Joshua Zubot. She also collaborates regularly with Wayne Horvitz , Robin Holcomb (Seattle) and Mary Margaret O’Hara (Toronto). She can be heard on recordings by Dave Douglas, Michael Blake, George Lewis, René Lussier, and many more.

Peggy has also collaborated extensively in theatre and dance with companies and artists such as Electric Company, Ruby Slippers, Rumble theatre, Presentation House, Barbara Adler, Ziyian Kwan, Machinenoisy, EDAM and Kokoro Dance.

For her Sawdust Collector residency, Peggy will be developing themes and ideas sketched out while in the wilds of Ontario this past July. w/ Aram Bajakian - Guitar, JP Carter - Trumpet

Ziyian Kwan

Ziyian Kwan is a Vancouver based dance artist whose work and play include creation, performance and other than usual dance actions. Ziyian has performed close to 100 original works by an eclectic range of choreographers on international stages and as Artistic Director of Dumb Instrument Dance, creates work that promotes collaboration with colleagues in dance, literature, music and visual art. ‘ I am my heart’s dumb instrument ’, Denton Welch.

During three editions of Sawdust Collector, Ziyian explores ideas related to new projects on the horizon. Expect to witness work that is whimsical, raw and embodied in potent imagery.

Corbin Murdoch

Corbin Murdoch is a songwriter, live event producer and arts administrator. He was born a settler on Coast Salish territory, where he has lived (almost) his entire life. For 14 years, he wrote and recorded music with his flagship project The Nautical Miles, releasing 5 albums between 2004 and 2014. He works as Managing Producer for Theatre Replacement. For the New Works series, he will be premiering a series of new songs and short essays.

Tuesday, December 13

Sawdust Collector Xmas Party



By Theo Crazzolara - Katzen im Baum, CC BY-SA 2.0,

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