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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.

 


Thank you for contributing at The ‘Silence’ Auction!

We are happy to announce the success of our first fundraising auction at Silence! A total of $9850 was donated by bidders, a percentage of which will go to the artists who kindly contributed their work. The rest will be used to support Silence and continue running fabulous programming, shows, and workshops.

The highest bids were placed on these works:


Ron Shuebrook – Stufa #4, 2007
15.75” x 12.5”
Watercolour
Bid of $900

 

 

Susan Dobson – Mexico Manuscripts, 2016
Archival Pigment Print 20” x 23”
Bid of $1000

 

 

 

A full list of artworks sold at the auction can be viewed here.

Thanks to everyone who contributed, attended, and volunteered!


Upcoming Music Highlights  

Silence Presents: Makeshift Island


February 23rd
Doors: 7:30PM
Show: 8:00PM
$20 

Makeshift Island is acclaimed trumpeter and composer Rebecca Hennessy’s vocal debut as a leader. This band is warm, inviting and exciting without being stuck in any genre. They have been developing for many years including their monthly residency at Toronto’s Tranzac club and since recently adding guitar wizard Kevin Breit, the band is launching onto the scene with their unique blend of jazz and pop sounds. Silence listeners had a taste of Rebecca’s instrumental and lyrical compositions with her voice and trumpet when she collaborated with author Thomas King at Silence in May 2017. Makeshift Island is Kevin Breit on guitar, Tania Gill on piano, Michael Herring on bass, Dave Clark on drums and Rebecca Hennessy on voice and trumpet.
Rebecca Hennessy is a highly sought-after Toronto-based trumpeter, composer and bandleader who has been performing, recording and touring with various projects since moving to Toronto in 2003 from Vancouver Island, BC. As a leader and co-leader, Rebecca has released seven albums to date and has toured Mexico, Panama, Sri Lanka, Europe, USA and extensively in Canada. She has also performed and recorded with internationally recognized artists including Adele, Ron Sexsmith, Andy Kim, Owen Pallett, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Ab Baars and Ken Vandermark.

Current Art Exhibition
Jordan Blackburn 

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