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Justin Devries at Sawdust Collector

  • Gold Saucer Studio 207 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 2N4 Canada (map)

Justin Devries is a percussionist and composer based out of Vancouver whose musical efforts explore improvisation, new music, and gamelan. He’ll be performing three pieces for mixed percussion which were composed and refined in collaboration with Balot, a mentor and friend who hails from Bali and is currently living, teaching, and studying here in Vancouver. Two of the pieces (Circle in Proving, Oppositional Adherence) are for solo drum kit, and one (Ceng-Ceng Kebes) is for two players and a variable number of cymbals. Mili Hong will be joining to help perform Ceng-Ceng Kebes.

Justin would also like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the BC Arts Council, which helped fund the creation of these three pieces.


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 9:20 PM, you will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone, please arrive by 9:20 PM so that our door person can let 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:

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.