Kate Franklin. Photograph courtesy of Yvonne Chew

Kate Franklin. Photograph courtesy of Yvonne Chew

New Works

Twice a year, we invite three artists we admire to present short works-in-progress over the course of three shows as part of our weekly series at the Gold Saucer Studio. Artists can choose to show iterations of a single piece or new material from different projects. New Works is a set of deadlines and free rein to chase an idea: to experiment, expand, and refine. It’s an attentive room and a shared stage in good company.

For New Works 19, 20, and 21, our guests artists will be Peggy Lee, Corbin Murdoch and Ziyian Kwan (Dumb Instrument Dance).

Past New Works Artists

Kate Franklin and Jamie Robinson, Alvaro Rojas, Wallgrin, Alex MacKenzie, Julia Ulehla, Justin Devries, Aram Bajakian, Maya Tenzer, Robyn Jacob, Joshua Zubot, Kenton Loewen, Emma Postl, Jacqueline Loewen, Roxanne Nesbitt.

Photograph courtesy of Peggy Lee.

Photograph courtesy of Peggy Lee.

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.

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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.

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Ziyian Kwan (Dumb Instrument Dance)

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.

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Photo courtesy of Ziyian Kwan.

Photo courtesy of Ziyian Kwan.