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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Black Spirituals: Exciting Sites of Opposition Workshop – Call for Participation

People of Good Will is a collaborative project of the Guelph Black Heritage Society, Musagetes, local artists, and the interdisciplinary artist collective, Postcommodity, that seeks to re-imagine the Underground Railroad narrative as a living history and metaphor of cultural self-determination for immigrants and culturally diverse peoples living in Guelph.

Read more here.


we’d like to thank the Musagetes Foundation and Cities for People for their generous support of silence.

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