Author Archives: Silence

August 25 – September 17, 2017  L.T. Dougherty works in many mediums, including assemblage, painting, mixed media and moldmaking. A graduate of Bealart in London and Ontario College of Art in Toronto, she has exhibited in North America and internationally. Coining the phrase ‘myth cabinets’ in 1991 to describe her box-work assemblages, she has been expanding her practice into painting and drawing.

Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo Thursday July 27, 2017 Inspired by the rhythms and melodies of flamenco, jazz, classical, rock and the Balkan region, this performance features the unrivaled guitar artistry of two of the finest players of their respective generations. Their music is carefully balanced between blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty. Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque recorded two CDs together, Macedonian Blues and 7 Boats, to great critical acclaim, even getting the nod as top best acoustic guitar albums 2004 from acoustic guitar magazine. Both have both been so busy that they have not been able to play again together for years. “We Are Women” Cabaret Show Wednesday, July 12, 2017 We Are Women is coming to Silence on 46 Essex Street! WE ARE WOMEN A Cabaret Show celebrating women! We Are Women’s mission is to give back to local women’s charities as well as connect, empower and…

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July 25, 2017 – The Wellington Advertiser “Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque, two classically-trained guitarists, not only have the cultural history that grants them an open-minded perspective, but also the musical credentials to transform cross-cultural music genres into a whole.”Read the full article here.

William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Parker June 30, 2017 William Parker and Patricia Nicholson make music, dance, poetry, as it comes through them, in order to uplift encourage and inspire the listener to enter the realm of their higher self. So they in turn may, in their own lives and work, act as a force for good. The ultimate goal of the art is for all who listen to it be filled with compassion. Ensemble Atlantica June 29, 2017 Ensemble Atlantica presents Impressions: Ontario Tour 2017. Meet us at Silence Sounds in Guelph for our fourth performance of our tour. Join us for an evening of new sounds by young Canadian and international composers, along with a special piece featuring guest artist, clarinetist Jana Starling! Our program, conducted by Baptiste Boiron, will consist of six new works of colourful variety by the following composers: Myles Skinner, James Lowrie, Jossée MacInnis, Pascal…

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July 6 – August 16, 2017 Roelf was born in the Netherlands and came to Canada when his family immigrated here in 1955. Being raised in a creative family, Roelf has always had an interest in the arts. He learned to play guitar as a teenager and went on to study art history and drawing at the University of Guelph. After university, he focused on a trade and began his on-the-job training as a carpenter. His love of woodworking and art merged a few decades later when he was inspired by the effect of dyes he used to colour some Cajóns (drum boxes) he was building. Intrigued by the “whimsy” of this medium on wood, he set out to produce larger scale paintings and, drawing on his carpentry background, framed these pieces himself (using native wood species and salvaged woods) with the frames often becoming integrated to the pieces. These…

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Silence Presents: Moonfruits and Georgian Bay May 31, 2017  Escorted by a variety of stringed instruments and soaring harmonies, bilingual duos Moonfruits and Georgian Bay tour New-Brunswick, Québec and Ontario this summer in support of Moonfruits’ May 2017 release Ste-Quequepart and Georgian Bay’s 2016 Polaris Prize nominated album Patience. Spinning tales of Canadian mysticism where ideals and imagination intertwine, these longtime friends and collaborators invite you into their world to discover the wilderness of Georgian Bay’s shores and the stories of imaginary maritime village Ste-Quequepart. Moonfruits Escorted by a banjo and a parlour guitar, Moonfruits’ soaring harmonies captivate listeners and celebrate common ground. Partners on and off stage, they summon music from a place where ideals and imagination intertwine. Artists as Activists: Turkwaz and Nauroz Tanya Saturday, May 27, 2017 Turkwaz is a unique combination of four musician/singers, immersed in diverse traditions from mysterious Sufi devotional love songs, to rousing Thracian…

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May 26 – June 29, 2017  Stefan Berg works in the form of the wordless novel using lino-block prints to create sequential single-image narratives. His work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States, and has received positive reviews from The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. “Architecture Of Music” is Berg’s second wordless novel, a series of 50 images in response to Glenn Gould and the notion of solitude. His previous work, “Buddy Bolden’s Last Parade” was published in 2008 by the Porcupine’s Quill, a series of 70 images depicting the culture of New Orleans parade music and the legend of Buddy Bolden.

May 2, 2017 – The Waterloo Region Record A cozy little cinder block music venue in Guelph has come up with some interesting programming in its five years, but this week the musicians collective is trying something new. Silence on Essex Street will present a concert, “When You Were Gone: A Journey through Sound and Word.” The new work will feature the previously unpublished poetry of celebrated Canadian author Thomas King, set to music and performed by the house band, Silence Collective.”Read the full article here.

Silence Presents: My Misshapen Ear with Special Guests April 29, 2017 My Misshapen Ear is a collective trio featuring Anthony Argatoff on alto saxophone, Andrew Furlong on bass, and Joe Sorbara on drums and percussion. Their music ranges from minimalism to free jazz to chamber music through swinging, blues-inflected, nose-crinkling-neck-rocking grooves as often as prick-up-your-ears noise experiments. The band plays music composed by its three members whose strength as both composers and improvisers is on full display here. Russell Scott Concert April 28, 2017 “Russell’s thought-provoking lyrics, skillful acoustic guitar work, and well crafted arrangements blend smoothly to provide deeply satisfying listening pleasure. If you like the song writing and technical brilliance of musicians like Bruce Cockburn and Don Ross, you will certainly enjoy Russell Scott! -Bob Froese, Organizer, Newmarket Main Street Folk and Blues Festival. Foreign Resort April 26, 2017 The Foreign Resort are Denmark’s finest musical export of…

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March 3 – May 7, 2017 Ron Shuebrook is a Canadian artist, educator, and writer who has been exhibiting his work regionally, nationally, and internationally since 1965. He has been represented for many decades by the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto as well as, more recently, by Renann Isaacs in Guelph. His paintings and drawings have been collected by more than sixty public institutions and corporations as well as by numerous individuals. Shuebrook is a Professor Emeritus and former President of OCAD University, as well as former Chair of the Dept. of Fine Art and founding Coordinator of the MFA Program in Studio Art, University of Guelph. Peter Johnston is a sculptor who has worked in a wide range of materials and is perhaps best known locally for his commissioned copper wall in the entrance of the River Run Centre in Guelph. He has taught at Queen’s University and the…

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