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Kevin Romain , EMMA POSTL, Ben Wylie, Emmalena Frederickson, Tegan Wahlgren

Tue. December 5th 2017 The Gold Saucer Vancouver BC $5-$10

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Kevin Romain , EMMA POSTL, Ben Wylie, Emmalena Frederickson, Tegan Wahlgren

Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at T...
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Tue. December 5th 2017 The Gold Saucer (All Ages)
9:30pm  Doors at: 9:00pm $5 - $10. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Kevin Romain
from Coquitlam BC
Ben Wylie
Emmalena Frederickson
Tegan Wahlgren

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Sawdust Collector
Sawdust Collector is a weekly performance series taking plac...
207 West Hastings Vancouver BC
Open / Operational

Event Description

Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at The Gold Saucer, curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt, James Meger and guests.


Romain Solo + Eeks + Wylie/Frederickson + Wallgrin

* Kevin Romain - Solo Drums *

* Eeks *
Emma Postl - Voice
Kevin Romain - Drums

Ben Wylie - Composer/Instrument Builder
Emmalena Frederickson - Dance

* Wallgrin *
Tegan Wahlgren - Violin/Vocals



Robyn Jacob/Elisa Thorn + Aram Bajakian's "Demons" + Maya Tenzer/Christoph Von Riedemann

A new collaboration w/
Robyn Jacob - Piano/Vocals
Elisa Thorn - Harp/Vocals

Aram Bajakian's "Demons"
Aram - Guitar, new compositions!
James Meger - Bass
Kevin Romain - Drums

Maya Tenzer/Christoph Von Riedemann - Dance


Sawdust Christmas Party!

Sick Boss + Barbara Adler/Ron Samworth + Tyson Naylor doesn't know it yet, but plays Christmas carols

Sick Boss
Cole Schmidt - Guitar/Compositions
Jeremy Page - Saxophone
Tyson Naylor - Piano/Keys
Peggy Lee - Cello
JP Carter - Trumpet/Electronics
James Meger - Bass
Dan Gaucher - Drums

Barbara Adler - Vocals
Ron Samworth - Guitar
w/ Shannon Scott, Ashley Aron & Megan Stewart - Vocals

Tyson Naylor - Impromptu Carol Accompaniment w/ Refreshments + Holiday Treats


In his new solo work for the drumset, Kevin Romain examines the visceral relationships between numbers, textures and dynamics. Shifting layers of time proceed at different rates yet depart and arrive together. An ongoing search for the limits of physical/perceptual coordination, and for the unique emotional content within each mathematical ratio.

Eeks is a new collaboration between vocalist Emma Postl and drummer Kevin Romain. We'll be playing compositions by Emma and some others.

Ben Wylie (b.1992) is a composer, improviser, and sound artist based in Vancouver, BC. He is interested in tuning systems, theatricality, light, space, coded text, natural phenomena, drones, resonance, amplification, and many other things. www.benwyliemusic.com

Emmalena is a Swedish dance artist, most recently based in the UK and now in Vancouver. As an artist she works with ‘states of dance’ in performance on stage, in gallery and site-specific work.

With reverence for female mythological figures, Wallgrin delves into the space between extremes of beauty and dissonance, expressed through layers of strings and exploratory human vocals. Self-produced recorded material incorporates a variety of eclectic instruments, drum machines, and field recordings, while live performances consist mainly of violin and vocal electronic manipulation. Wallgrin is now working on a debut album entitled Bird/Alien, due for release in 2018.

The third new works concert from Robyn will be the premiere of works written in collaboration with Vancouver harpist Elisa Thorn. They will be exploring the affect joy, and how its' expression can become a radical act in the face of collective apathy and jadedness.

Robyn Jacob is a pianist, singer and composer based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territory. She has been striving for beauty that defies category with her avant-pop project Only A Visitor, and has self released four albums Of Course the Journey (2012,) Climb the Glass Mountain (2014,) Tower Temporary (2015,) and Lines (2017.) Committed to writing and performing avant-garde music, recent composition projects include a series of pieces for toy piano quartet, works for gamelan ensemble, and works for small choral ensembles. As a music educator she believes in discovery through teaching, and learning through discovery, and has taught youth workshops on free improvisation and deep listening. She runs a music studio out of East Vancouver where she teaches piano privately. Since 2012 she has been part of the multi-disciplinary arts collective Publik Secrets, currently artists in residence at the Hadden Park Field House with the City of Vancouver. In 2013 she toured Bali with Gamelan Gita Asmara, and has since been playing with Gamelan Bike Bike.

Maya Tenzer graduated from Arts Umbrella in 2014, and began her professional career as an apprentice for Ballet BC. Maya has also apprenticed for Kidd Pivot on the production of Betroffenheit. Maya is currently an intern for Company 605, directed by Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley. She has also worked for Lesley Telford, Rachel Meyer, Emanuel Gat, and creates her own work in Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver-born Christoph von Riedemann began his training at Arts Umbrella under Artemis Gordon and Lynn Sheppard. During his time there, Christoph worked with James Kudelka, Lesley Telford, Gioconda Barbuto, Crystal Pite, Walter Matteini, Francesca Carotti, Wen Wei Wang, Aszure Barton, Fernando Magadan and Stephen Shropshire. Christoph has participated in the Banff Summer Dance Program, the Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive and the Movement Invention Project in New York. He is thrilled to be in his 4th season with Ballet BC and to continue working with the company’s incredible artists.

New compositions for guitar trio.

Guitarist Aram Bajakian has performed and worked with some of the most aesthetically diverse artists of our time.
He had the distinct honor of playing beside rock legend and Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed during his final two tours in 2011 and 2012. Bajakian also performed over 100 concerts alongside multiple Grammy winner Diana Krall during her Glad Rag Doll Tour in 2012 and 2013.

He has also shared the stage with saxophonists John Zorn and Yusef Lateef, guitarists Marc Ribot and Nels Cline, saxophone virtuoso James Carter, bass legend Jamaaladeen Tacuma, violist Mat Maneri, the original Can singer, Malcolm Mooney, Polaris Prize winner and Inuk singer Tanya Tagaq, and Canadian super group, the Barenaked Ladies.

In its sinuous melodies and complex rhythms, Sick Boss immediately calls to mind composer Cole Schmidt's work in Juno-award winning outfit Pugs and Crows. Yet, the frenetic swirl of creative improvisation, rock, folk and modern jazz hints at the many voices propelling the material. The songbook grew from weekly residencies in a pair of Vancouver bars, where guest artists were invited to sit in with core members Schmidt, bassist James Meger and drummer Daniel Gaucher, who also contribute compositions to the project. Sometimes, this process was incredibly spontaneous, involving musicians who hadn't played together before improvising for an entire evening. At other times, the trio collaborated with their guests to prepare entire programs of original music. The debut record features great playing by a sextet of key voices from the West Coast creative music scene, including Peggy Lee, Tyson Naylor, Jeremy Page and JP Carter.

TYSON NAYLOR - Plays Christmas Carols
What more can we say...

May Witch is a suite of songs in development by writer/musician Barbara Adler and guitarist/composer Ron Samworth. Vividly observed natural landscapes become the voice of human chamber dramas, exploring themes of mortality and intimacy through the language of seasons, land and weather. Lyricist/vocalist Barbara Adler’s work brings together literary performance, composition, and interdisciplinary collaboration to explore the intersections between text, music, sound and theatre. Guitarist/composer Ron Samworth is known on the Canadian improvised/contemporary music scene as an inventive artist inspired by many music traditions.

Doors at 9:00pm, Performance at 9:30pm, $5 - $10 or PWYC at the door, cash only.

#211 - 207 West Hastings (Hastings & Cambie, above Nuba), instructions for entrance will be posted on the front door the night of the show.

Sawdust Collector takes place at The Gold Saucer Studio, a collective-run space located in The Dominion Building. Information for how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:30 PM on every show night. You will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone, please contact us before the show and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements to get you in.

The front door is located at 207 W. Hastings. There is one stair between the sidewalk and the building level. The studio is located on the second floor, and is accessible by elevator. Seating is informal. 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. 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: [email protected]

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.


The Gold Saucer
207 West Hastings
Misc / Other
Open / Operational

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Kevin Romain , EMMA POSTL, Ben Wylie, Emmalena Frederickson, Tegan Wahlgren @ The Gold Saucer Dec 5 2017 - May 16th @ The Gold Saucer

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