Author Archives: Silence

Silence Presents: Grüvology November 30, 2018 Doors at 7:30 PMShow at 8:00 PM Admission $15 at the door Grüvology was founded in 2006 by pianist Walter Kemp and guitarist Bernard Kunz.Grüvology has published 3 cds, First Set (2008), Unbridled (2010) and Freeway (2015). All our music consists of original compositions. Our compositions are influenced by gospel, blues, folk, latin and middle eastern music. Our music is available on iTunes. Clips are also on our youtube channel, on our facebook page and our website gruvology.com Some clips are also on Sound cloud bernard kunz.Grüvology has been named best Western New York Jazz Fusion group every year since 2012. Walter Kemp was best keyboard player for 2012 and 13. Our current bassist, James Benders, was named rising star in 2015. Our new drummer is Ravi Padmanabha, an extraordinary improviser not only on drums and percussion but also on sitar and sarangi. Guitarist Bernard Kunz…

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November 1 – 29, 2018 Join us for the Opening Reception of Rebecca Payne’s exhibition here at Silence November 14th, 7 – 10 PM Rebecca Payne works in a variety of mediums in to explore the sexualisation and objectification of womxn and the body, from funny encounters with shitty men at the bar to sexual assault. Rebecca’s often biographical work creates narratives to open more dialogue around gender roles, gender identity and lived experiences as a womxn.

Silence Presents: TANDEM Trio October 18, 2018 Doors at 7:30 PMConcert at 8:00 PMTickets $10/PWYC Taking inspiration from a mix of diverse influences TANDEM meshes contemporary experimental musical influences such as electroacoustic, minimalism and free improvisation. The trio deploys a large instrumental palette through the improvised gesture, playing music totally oriented towards the present. Sound and the act of listening constitute the core of this music. Links www.soundcloud.com/tandemtrioproject  www.facebook.com/tandemtrio/ Silence Presents: Buchbinder & Restivo: David² October 20, 2018 Doors at 7:30 PMConcert at 8:00 PMTickets $15 Buchbinder & Restivo: David2The duo format is in its nature flexible, free, and intimate. This grouping of two mature performers/composers at the top of their respective games also creates worlds of sound, as it brings together the sonorities of trumpet, flugelhorn and piano (brass & wood/metal). Award-winning genre-bending musicians David Buchbinder & Dave Restivo will create frames for improvisation with the jazz and classical repertoire…

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Silence Presents: Ha!Man and Joke September 22, 2018 Doors at 7:30 PMShow at 8:00 PMTickets $15 at the door. BIO South Africa’s “HA!Man” is joined by Belgian word artist and actress Joke Debaere bringing the “HA!Show” to local communities in three continents every year. They literally carry worlds within as it has grown and evolved over two decades. Each performance is unique, yet draws on a stable body of original electronic accompaniments, evoking concert halls, festive sounds, intimate acoustic textures and a broad range of feelings. This spontaneously enacted journey takes each audience through an intense and life-affirming experience and can open up to be interactive and participatory, depending on the group. Not much more can be said, as live creativity has to draw on the unknown from where each and everyone can be deeply surprised. Bring instruments along and open hearts. For many, a HA! experience is long remembered.…

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August 23, 2018 – The Observer The Art of Butterflies exhibit at Silence Sounds in Guelph is collaborating with the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and artist Nik Harron to create a unique experience for every audience member. This will be done through various art forms, all inspired by butterflies. Read more here.

Silence Presents: Aidan Baker w/ Hymns57 & Modo Koagon August 17, 2018 Doors at 7:30 PMShow at 8:00 PM Tickets $15 at Eventbrite or at the door Aidan Baker  Visiting all the way from Berlin, Germany, Aidan Baker is a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist using the electric guitar as his primary instrument. Using prepared and alternate methods of playing the guitar, along with various electronic effects, Baker creates music which generally falls within the ambient/experimental genre but draws on influences from rock, electronic, classical, and jazz. A highly prolific artist, Baker has released numerous recorded works, both solo and with various group projects, like Nadja, B/B/S/, and Caudal, on such independent labels as Gizeh Records, Pleasence Records, Important Records, Alien8 Recordings, and his own imprint, Broken Spine Productions. Baker is also the author of several books of poetry. A regular live performer, Baker has toured extensively around the world, including appearances at such international…

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Pipedown! Presents: Eddyevvy wsg Bare Claws & Drunk at the Library July 28, 2018 Pipedown! Presents: Kill No Albatross, Jupiter Hollow & Mute Union July 27, 2018 Doors at 7:00 PMShow at 8:00 PMTickets at door $10/PWYC For Burlington-based rock band Kill No Albatross, their forthcoming EP “Speak True Evil” is a definitive statement. The record blends the accessibility of rock, the technicality of prog, and the energy of hardcore through intelligent songwriting, bold guitar work, and emotional intensity. KNA will be supporting the release with a Canadian summer tour run that includes a slot on the Vans Warped Tour. With support from local rockers Mute Union and Barrie-based progressive metal powerhouse Jupiter Hollow, this will be a wild, energetic night that you don’t want to miss. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/429035797508243/ Links:Kill No AlbatrossMute Union Silence Presents: The Sam Kirmayer Trio w/ Jonathan Chapman & Ben Zweig July 26, 2018 Doors at 7:30…

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PipeDown! Presents: RubēHill wsg Deanna Petcoff & Mount Mural June 30, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Doors at 7:30 PMEvent at 8:00 PM Tickets $10 at the door Silence Presents: Audio Book with Charles Spearin & Tamara Williamson Doors at 7:30 PMEvent at 8:00 PM Come see Don Sawchuk, Dan Pharoah and Brock Holborn each playing their own tunes and covers as well! 3 acts for $15! Come on by and let music fill the silence of the night! Advanced tickets $15 at: danpharoah.com Come see Don Sawchuk, Dan Pharoah and Brock Holborn each playing their own tunes and covers as well! 3 acts for $15! Come on by and let music fill the silence of the night!

June 22 – July 21, 2018 Show of Hands A dozen or so paintings arising from Morning Music assemblies Mondays at Silence around about Winter Solstice 2017.Website: scottdrew.org

‘Caught in the Act’ is inspired by the gestural actions of modernistic painting and a connection with the drama (and pathos) of theatre and performance. The action is set against deep black areas with shapes that suggest openings through which the action takes place.  A stage is referenced through the sweep of curtain-like gestures framing the action, and the curled up canvas in some of the paintings is a kind of stage. The large gestures and drips are meant to give the painting a feeling of openness to continued manipulation and also to interpretation – more process than finality. Pearl likes to play with visual puns and while very serious on one hand, she also includes an awkward sense of humour in these paintings – some more than others. For this exhibition Terry Dame will compose an ambient soundscape in response to the themes and ideas, and the paintings. Silence invites…

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