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: Daniel Champagne                                                         February 1, 2018

Show at 8:00pm
Doors at 7:30pm
Tickets $15 in advance or $20 at the door, available here

Silence: Guelph’s Portal For Adventurous New Sound Events is proud to host a stop on Daniel Champagne’s North American tour. The concert will be held February 1, 2018 at 46 Essex Street. This dynamic live performer hails from Australia, where he picked up a guitar at the age of five and has been writing songs and performing since the age of twelve.

He has since been on multiple tours around the world, playing in venues in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia. His festival track record includes California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest.   He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.

Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011)  ‘My Own Design’ (2009), ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010),  ‘Real Live’ (2012), and ‘The Heartland Hurricanes’ (2014).  His latest release “Fault Lines” is available now, and is receiving airplay and accolades globally.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. For more details, check out Silence’s website at www.silencesounds.ca or Daniel’s website at http://www.danielchampagnemusic.com/tour-dates/.