Author Archives: Silence

August 24, 2019 – Doors 7:30PM – Tickets $10

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September 7, 2019 – Doors 7:30PM – Show 8PM – Tickets $10

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August 8th, 2019 Doors at 7:30pm Show at 8:00pm $15 tickets at the door or Eventbrite Silence Presents provides an accessible venue for touring and professional artists to perform for the Guelph community. Prolific musician and master of the eight-string guitar, Thomas Carbou is a fan of sound. With the narrative theme of improvisation and the desire to surprise, the guitarist, composer, arranger, percussionist and sampler unveils a bold and pleasantly complex music where freedom is king. Flirting at times with the stigmata of traditional music, folk and song, his universe that describes itself as electro-jazz unfolds without resistance, out of time and barriers. Having, over the years, taken part in several international projects (in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Vietnam, the United States, Canada, etc.) which have led to many successful artistic collaborations, he was awarded the Creation / Residence Award of the Ville de Québec, as part of the…

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August 16, 2019 – Doors 7:30PM – Show 8:00PM – Tickets $15

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August 23rd, 2019 – Doors 8PM – Show 8:45PM – Tickets $10

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August 3 – 26, 2019 Frances and Alisa have been working on a call and response project for several years. Starting with a succession of two distinct visual pieces and culminating in co-creating several collaborative mixed media pieces. This form is borrowed from music, most notable in historical work songs and originates at its most basic from human communication. It has been used widely by artists as a means of discourse. The artists set out with very few parameters; only that they each respond to the other’s mark making. Sometimes ideas and works in progress are shared, other times final works are revealed as complete. In the final phase this call and response project, they are working back and forth on the same piece, contributing small areas of colour and/or texture at a time. During the course of the project, any sense of linearity has been lost and the pieces…

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August 31st – September 25, 2019 Web: www.mikesalisbury.caInstagram: @mikesalisbury.ca MIKE SALISBURY studied at the Toronto School of Art in the late 1980’s and was founder of the Toronto Student Art Gallery in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto. A graduate of University of Guelph and OALA Landscape Architect, he specializes in the design of playable sculpture and children’s playscapes. Mike creates multimedia artwork with a drawing style consisting of one continuous unbroken line to create rich and complex images that communicate a surprising degree of emotional expression. The intensity of his style relies on the ability of the viewer to integrate their own biases and emotional predispositions into the abstract‐realism of the image. At different viewing distances the subject matter is emphasized, discovered, rediscovered or vanishes completely. Up close we consume the image with an almost analytical focus on the detail, then transition to the larger context which brings us back…

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October 2 – October 27, 2019 Royal City Gems: An Artist’s Tribute to Guelph Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 7–9pmArtist Talk: 7:30pm A collection of acrylic paintings featuring beautifully unique views of Guelph. The collection includes local gems such as the Gryphon statue (sculpture by FASTWURMS 2014), Basilica of Our Lady, Bernardi Rooster, the Petrie Building, and many more. For more information on viewing hours contact info@silencesounds.ca

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM Join us for a night of hip-hop and spoken word July 18th, 2019 Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8:00 PM $10/PWYC PipeDown! provides an accessible venue for emerging artists to perform indie and/or rock music to audiences with similar tastes Jon Corbin is a Canadian hip-hop artist, spoken word poet, speaker, band leader, writer and DJ based in Milton, ON. Since 2001, first under the name The Runaway, Jon has blessed stages big and small with lyrical themes of faith, love, family, social justice, and personal growth. Corbin is a veteran artist who has quietly carved a niche in Canada’s hip-hop community, collaborating with multiple Polaris Music Prize nominee Shad, Juno Award winner Caroline Brooks of The Good Lovelies, and many other revered emcees on both sides of the border. As a speaker, Corbin speaks passionately on topics of identity, race…

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Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 11 PM Doors at 7:30pm Show at 8:00pm $10 tickets at the door or Eventbrite PipeDown! provides an accessible venue for emerging artists to perform indie and/or rock music to audiences with similar tastes. Sages (Hamilton): SAGES, from Hamilton, Ontario, conjures a sensually hypnotic-spiritual display, blending trippy ambiances, hip-hop rhythms, and emotional vocals creating their own style of “emo-electronic.” https://sagessound.bandcamp.com/ Conductor (Guelph): Conductor is the electronic songwriting project of Guelph Canada’s Matthew Davey, and creates loop-based rhythms made using drum machines, sample machines, step sequencers, synthesizers and keyboards, navigated simultaneously as a futurist one-man band, and accented by effect-drenched vocals. https://www.conductorelectronic.com/category/videos/music-videos/ Habit (Guelph): Habit is a four-piece rock group from Guelph, ON. Their brand of post-punk deals in abrupt dynamic shifts, alternating between spare, wiry guitar lines and expressionist splatters of noise. Their songs grapple with the drudgerous monotony and everyday violence…

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