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silence is dedicated to presenting challenging new sounds, music, performance, art and film and fostering a innovative, creative, receptive community through workshops, improvisation sessions, discussion groups, in an accessible, convivial, welcoming atmosphere.  ‘high art’, ‘low art’, noisy, peaceful, quiet, loud, chaotic, disciplined, free, political, spiritual, angry, loving: makes no difference, as long as it makes us think and feel and challenges what we believe we know about sound, art, and aesthetics.

experimental – improvised – noise – contemporary classical – ambient – installations – sound art – outside electronica – found objects – computer music – drone – handmade music – post rock – psych – freak music – etc…it all has a home at silence.

since our first concert in october 2012 we have presented and co-presented well over 100 concerts, workshops, screenings and special events.  in addition, morning music (a free-improv session on monday mornings) has been going non-stop since mid-2012, 52 weeks a year, and our venue at 46 essex st has been host to events put on by dozens of additional artists, promoters, cultural and service organisations.

check out our very busy concert series, frequent improvisation sessions, and workshops.

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HERITAGE HALL HOSTS A VIGIL FOR MEMBERS OF THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL (AME) CHURCH VICTIMS

He‎ritage Hall, formerly the British Methodist Episcopal (BME) Church, located at 83 Essex Street, invites the community to a vigil, honoring the legacy of the AME/BME and the work of the leaders who died tragically in Charleston, South Carolina.
AME and BME have a shared history steeped in the struggle for freedom.   Heritage Hall, rebuilt in 1880 by emancipated slaves and abolitionists, stands as a reminder of our common purpose – foster inclusion and understanding toward peace.
Guelph City Councillor and singer/songwriter, James Gordon will lead the gathering in song.
Included in the tribute will be spoken word and poetry readings from the University of Guelph community.

Date:                 Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time:                 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place:                 83 Essex Street, Guelph (Heritage Hall, former BME Church)