Author Archives: Silence

PipeDown! Presents: Teleportoise wsg HIVE/ Concavity Saturday April 13, 2019 Doors at 7:30pmShow at 8:00pmAdmission is $10 This one will be HEAVY!HIVE – Open your ears to the crushing drudgery of EMERGENCE coupled with the Brood Mother’s bellowing howls of worship.Become part of the swarm, and pledge your allegiance to the Brood Mother. Facebook:www.facebook.com/H-I-V-E-456637797755888/?fref=ts Concavity – Concavity is a Canadian darkwave/post-punk duo formed in 2018 by Beth de Jong & Graham Bucci. On beds of dark rhythms lilt sad melodies with a grim outlook. They sing songs of pain and pessimism. Teleportoise – A proggy doom band from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Silence Presents: TOC Sunday April 7, 2019 Toc invited Dave Rempis to join the trio in February 2018 for the release concert of “Will Never Play These Songs Again” at the malterie, Lille France. The meeting is instantaneous, the agreement immediate. Could it be otherwise?The saxophonist is today a…

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April 3 – April 27, 2019 Opening: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PMArtist Talk: 8:00 PMWine and Refreshments will be served.New work by Oxanna Adams and Barbara Shaw Oxanna Adams and Barbara Shaw are Guelph artists. Their friendship and artistic collaboration grew from a mutual passion for northern landscapes. Both artists were inspired by their travels to places such as Iceland, Sweden, and the Yukon. Oxanna uses shape, colour and value to create abstract panels that convey a strong sense of place. She applies multiple layers of oil paint mixed with cold wax medium to evoke a landscape that stirs the soul and lifts the heart. From large acrylic paintings reflecting dramatic vistas to smaller detailed watercolours, Barbara’s art captures the beauty of these northern regions. The music of theland can be imagined as each painting pulls the viewer closer. Although very different in style and technique, both Oxanna and Barbara’s…

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Silence Presents: Canadian Women Composers Project Sunday March 24, 2019 Doors at 1:30 PMConcert at 2:00 PM Tickets available here.  The Canadian Women Composers (CWC) Project is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing greater awareness to vocal music by Canadian women founded in 2016 by Canadian soprano Clarisse Tonigussi. In the 2018/19 Toronto season, The CWC Project is continuing to support the music of Canadian women in a concert series spanning multiple genres: from folk to opera. The CWC Project concert with Silence Presents features Toronto based jazz singer Laura Swankey and a band of Canadian female jazz musicians behind her. The music on the programme is written by local female/ female-identifying/ non-binary composers including Lieke van der Voort, Tova Kardonne, and Juliet Palmer, some of whom have been commissioned by The CWC Project to write works for the performance. Laura SwankeyCanadian vocalist/ composer/ improviser Laura Swankey is known for her…

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March 15 – March 31, 2019 Welcome to a World Water Day Celebration through art. The flow of water and the environment into the body and then the return of it back to the environment is something most people don’t think about and take for granted. Roughly 800 million people in the world do not have access to a safe source of water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Roughly 2 billion people worldwide do not have proper means for sanitation. The two are intertwined as sewage, if not properly treated before it is returned back into the environment causes illnesses and contaminates water sources taking the lives of people who have no other choice, or don’t even know they’re harming themselves by collecting and ingesting the dirty water to live. You may think of places like Africa, Central America or South East Asia where these problems are occurring, but it…

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Place For Bands Presents: Nicolette and the Nobodies wsg Matt Monoogian February 16, 2019 Celebrating Nicolette & The Nobodies debut record release, “Devil’s Run”. Fronted by Nicolette Hoang, The Nobodies are a hand-picked assortment of Guelph locals who bring their surf, punk, and pop sensibilities to Nicolette’s appreciation of ’60s and ’70s country music. Devil’s Run, was recorded at Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto in the summer of 2018. It will be released independently on February 15, 2019. Listen to their single “Roses” on bandcamp now! Matt Monoogian has been sitting in the shadows; honing his craft, searching for his voice and percolating disparate influences for his sophomore album, and it shows. The cinematic full-length from this unassuming sideman has the depth of singer-songwriter contemporaries such as Patrick Watson or Destroyer while harkening to the dark-folk of Timber Timbre and Okkervil River. His sweetly pining vocals reach deep into…

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February 13 – March 13, 2019

Saturday February 9, 2019 Please join us at the first ever ‘Silence’ Auction a live art auction and gala event taking place on Saturday, February 9th at 7PM at Silence located at 46 Essex St. Guelph. The auction will be hosted by city councillor and local musician, James Gordon and proceeds will go towards supporting the work of musicians and visual artists both locally and internationally as well as continuing our ability to provide an accessible community space in downtown Guelph. Artworks for auction have been donated by the following artists: Ron ShuebrookCheryl RuddockSusan DobsonMartin PearceWill GorlitzSADKORobert AchtemichukRoelf ZantingeTed FullertonPatrick CruzStephen LivickKIAMPearl Van GeestEileen McArthurKarin SilverstoneElise Puddy A full list of artworks available at the auction can be viewed here. Tickets are $40 and will include one free drink token as well as a selection of hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-silence-auction-tickets-54598934884 I hope that you will consider joining us…

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Silence Presents: Karen Ng & Scott Thomson January 29, 2019 Doors at 7:30Show at 8:00Tickets available $15 at the door or on Eventbrite Karen Ng Toronto based improviser Karen Ng can be found in many different projects across a wide range of music. She has appeared on stage with Andy Shauf, L CON, Happiness Project, Do Make Say Think, Fresh Snow, Bry Webb, Woodshed Orchestra and Broken Social Scene. Currently Karen is involved in several improvising ensembles in the city including Josh Cole Quintet, Craig Dunsmuir and the Dun Dun Band, DELVE, In Between, Rob Clutton Trio as well as various ad hoc duos, trio and quartets. In 2015 she was awarded the Chalmers Professional Development Grant by the Ontario Arts Council to study with the saxophone section of the ICP Orchestra in Europe as well as the OAC National/International Residency grant in 2018 which took place in New York. In 2017 she was a finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist award. Formerly…

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January 8 – January 24, 2019 Lyn Westfall has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Fine Arts Major from the University of Windsor and has completed sessional studies at the Banff School of Arts, York University, the University of Guelph, the Toronto School of Art, and The British Institute of Art in Florence. Her work is included in various collections throughout Ontario: Osgoode Hall, House of Providence, Art Gallery of Peel, Wilfred Laurier University and Shell Canada (Calgary). Her studio is located at Boarding House Arts in Guelph. She is exhibiting artwork resulting from her experience of attending the Monday Morning Improv Music Sessions at Silence. There she attends, not as a musician, but as an artist. With a small sketchbook, watercolour pencils, brush, and water, Westfall sketches the actual sounds that she hears, as the music is being played ‘live’. Each sounds corresponds to a specific colour, while…

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Silence Presents: Pat Maloney w Ivan Rivers December 21, 2018 Doors at 7:30 PM Show at 8:00 PM Tickets $15 https://patmaloney.ca/ “Soulful, honest, hilarious and smart” – Fingers on Blast  That’s Ottawa, Ontario’s Indie-Folk artist Pat Maloney.  The happily independent singer-songwriter encapsulates the Canadian spirit of a humble, passionate storyteller, with an often self-defaming sense of humour.  In a rich baritone, he sings heartfelt “story songs” based on his experiences on tour, his personal life and his place in the big blue world.  Three full-length albums deep since 2013, Pat’s catalogue is inclusive and free of pretention.  However genre hopping, he draws cohesion from master storytelling at his live performances.  It’s hard to pin down Pat’s musical influences.  Although he considers himself akin to adult alternative songwriters like Father John Misty, Ryan Adams or Tom Waits, he refuses to betray the influence from his years as a drummer in punk…

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