Silence is dedicated to presenting sounds and musical practices that are diverse, challenging, sustainable and accessible through concerts, workshops and improvisation sessions. Silence serves as an incubator for practitioners and listeners alike.
Silence is unbiased in regard to genre, culture, class, and tradition; we foster risk-taking, innovation and experimentation in all forms of music and sound, as well as other artistic expressions presented in the space.
Upcoming Music Highlights
Silence Presents: Zero Point
March 25, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Doors at 6:30pm
Music at 7pm
Tickets $10 here
Zero Point’s music is entirely improvised, sometimes giving the impression of a known melody or a sound mass, similar to what the spectral music can evoke. Just like Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler and Eric Dolphy the musicians of this band can also be deeply anchored in the tradition of blues and bebop, which resurfaces in a pictorial and contrapuntal way.
Zero-point energy describes the lowest form of energy a system may have. In the vacuum, when all the particles have been taken away, there remain oscillations and movement. This energy and the theories connected to it have sometimes been used as a common ground where the scientific and spiritual worlds meet. Thoughts Become Matter is a reflection on the influence our thoughts have on the world we live in.
“A potent meeting of generations, an amalgam of free musical talents” Morning Star (U.K.)
“This is not sixties free jazz energy music but a refined brand of freedom which tastes like some contemplative medicine here to help soothe our souls.” Downtown Music Gallery (USA)
“A dozen uncharted but restrained encounters beyond the ordinary.” New York City Jazz Record (USA)
Dianne McCrimmon & Dixi le Roux
March 23 – April 19, 2018
Living in downtown Guelph, Diane works mostly in acrylics with some mixed media. Her work has been featured in juried art shows such as Insights Art Show 2016 & 2015 as well as Wellington Artists Gallery 2015 & 2014. Diane attended Sheridan College for art fundamentals and graphic design. Painting in an impressionist style, Dixi lets the paint and image guide her work, she enjoys exploring the possibilities and challenges of different mediums. Dixi was born into a family of artists and has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. However, life happened and it is only now in retirement that she has found the time and freedom to fulfil her passion for painting.
Join us for the Opening Reception on March 23 from 7pm-9pm.