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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 200 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.
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Thanks to Guelph Life and Dawn Matheson for this really interesting piece about Silence, but also about the history of the building at 46 Essex! Read on.