Events

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Mon August 19 2019
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Morning Music

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (beginner)
    7:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20.
    Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (intermediate)
    8:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20

    [46 Essex]

Tue August 20 2019
  • Drones and Voices w/ Gary Diggins
    7:30 pm

    A Singing & Sounding Workshop
    Improvising and vocalizing with drones.
    Explore mindful music making.
    7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $20
    Silence - 46 Essex St. in Guelph

    [46 Essex]

Wed August 21 2019
  • Silence Open Mic feat: John Brousseau
    7:00 pm

    Silence Open Mic

    Doors and sign-up at 6:30 PM
    Event at 7:00 PM

    $5/PWYC.

    Calling beginning, intermediate and advanced artists, poets, musicians, magicians (and more!) to come out and perform on the first and third Wednesday of every month! Sign up at Silence begins at 6:30 pm, performance between 7-9 pm. Silence provides P.A., piano, drum kit, mics, and atmosphere!

    With special guest: John Brousseau
    John Brousseau is a Young and upcoming artist from Guelph, Ontario. Brousseau's earliest music originates from his two albums he released in high school under the name "The Coywolves". Brousseau has recently been building his career through solo performance in Guelph, his hometown, as well as Hamilton and the surrounding Hamilton area while he currently studies at McMaster University.

    [46 essex]

Thu August 22 2019
  • Priya Shah
    7:00 pm

    Thu 22 Aug
    Priya Shah - EP Release
    Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m
    $10/$15 in advance, $15/$20 at the door (more with EP)

    Priya Shah is a Toronto-based vocalist, improviser, and songwriter who is compelled by the ability of music to comfort, arouse, express and soothe the emotions that arise within the human condition. She has performed at Toronto Creative Music Lab, Kultrun World Music Festival, Between the Ears Festival, and as a member of the On the Spot Collective. Most recently, she was featured as a guest performer with Montreal-based vocal collective Phth. Her songwriting aims to narrate stories of life’s challenges and tribulations while maintaining a thread of hope. She releases her first self-titled EP on August 15th. Performing as part of a trio, she will be joined by Amanda Lowry on flute and Morgan Lovell on cello.

    Tickets available in advance online at suplexmusic.com. Tickets available at the door (cash only).

    [46 Essex]

Sun August 25 2019
  • Sonica w/Gary Diggins
    10:00 am

    Soundscapes for well-being.
    A space to be nourished.
    10 a.m. to Noon $20
    The Sound Sanctuary at Silence

    [46 Essex]

Mon August 26 2019
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Morning Music

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • Funga
    7:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Mon September 2 2019
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Morning Music

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (beginner)
    7:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20.
    Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (intermediate)
    8:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20

    [46 Essex]

Wed September 4 2019
  • Silence Open Mic ft. Natalie Fasheh
    7:00 pm

    Silence Open Mic

    Doors and sign-up at 6:30 PM
    Event at 7:00 PM

    $5/PWYC

    Calling beginning, intermediate and advanced artists, poets, musicians, magicians (and more!) to come out and perform on the first and third Wednesday of every month! Sign up at Silence begins at 6:30 pm, performance between 7-9 pm. Silence provides P.A., piano, drum kit, mics, and atmosphere!

    With special guest: Natalie Fasheh
    Natalie Fasheh is a Palestinian-Jordanian emerging teaching artist, singer, poet, choral arranger and choral conductor. She is passionate about celebrating both the diversity and common threads of humanity through community music. Natalie has co-launched Mosaic Music Collective, a program inviting newcomers and long-standing residents to connect by sharing music of many cultures. She facilitates empowering music-making atmospheres with diverse communities, and has been a guest artist with various choirs. Natalie’s poetry reflects her explorations as an immigrant in Canada, with themes of home, connection to nature, and reflections on humanity. Natalie has spoken her poetry as a featured artist at choral concerts, and also shares it in protests and rallies. She is thrilled to take part in a Silence Open Mic event as a featured artist!

    [46 essex]

Fri September 6 2019
  • Opening Reception: Mike Salisbury
    7:00 pm

    Join us from 7pm - 9pm for a celebration of Mike Salisbury's new exhibition here at Silence.
    Artist Talk @ 7:30 PM  

    Mike Salisbury
    Web: www.mikesalisbury.ca
    Instagram: @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 to the
    gestural quality of the whole.
    Mike has been a part of group events, solo exhibitions as well as several juried shows including The Wall
    of Art: Guelph Pride at Guelph Museums, and Fusion Art 3rd Annual Landscapes International Juried Art
    Exhibition. He was awarded Ontario Arts Council ‐ Conseil des arts de l'Ontario Exhibition Assistance
    Grant in 2018.[46 Essex]

Mon September 9 2019
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Morning Music

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • Funga
    7:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Tue September 10 2019
  • Gary Diggins Presents: Rhitom Sarkar
    7:30 pm

    Rhitom Sarkar is from Kolkata, India. and was considered a child prodigy. He studied under the guru
    Shyamal Chatterjee and the late great Ravi Shankar. Rhitom has played all over the world
    including diplomatic excursion with the Indian Government, and he has play for crowds as large as 50,000.
    He is considered by many to be the world’s best Hindustani Slide guitar player.
    He is currently in Canada on tour with the Indo Canadian Slide Project and has agreed to come to Silence, Guelph He will be playing a selection of Indian Classical Ragas .

    [46 Essex]

Wed September 11 2019
  • Don Ross at Silence
    7:30 pm

    Tickets: https://donrossguelph.brownpapertickets.com/
    Don Ross began playing guitar virtually by accident.

    There was always a lot of music around the house. Don’s dad is an operatically-trained singer. So, the Ross kids heard plenty of voice exercises around their Montreal home as well as classical music on the record player growing up (not to mention the occasional blast of the bagpipes when Don’s dad felt like waking up the neighbours with another musical skill he acquired growing up in Scotland!).

    Don eventually studied Music at Toronto’s York University. Strangely enough, he didn’t focus on guitar but rather on composition, electronic music, and sound recording. Upon graduating, he had visions of being a composer of orchestral and electronic music or film scores..certainly not any delusions of playing solo guitar for a living. What changed his mind was seeing the success of musicians like Michael Hedges, Steve Reich and Keith Jarrett, player/composers who followed their musical intuitions wherever they led and who fell more into the category of “artist” rather than “guitarist” or “pianist.”

    In 1988, Don became the first Canadian to win the U.S. National Fingerpick Guitar Championship. He won again in 1996, still the only two-time winner of the competition. He signed a recording deal with Toronto-based Duke Street Records and released three CDs for them between 1989 and 1993. He then recorded three CDs for Sony/Columbia between 1994 and 1997, and then three more for Milwaukee-based Narada Records between 1999 and 2003.

    With the collapse of the conventional recording industry in the early 21st century, Don entered into a new venture with Milwaukee-based CandyRat Records and its founder, Rob Poland. The move to a completely internet-based model of releasing recordings resulted in the first ever CandyRat CD, 2005’s Music for Vacuuming. Don has released numerous CDs and DVDs for the new label, including his new album, A Million Brazilian Civilians, on CD and see-through orange vinyl.

    Don has toured regularly since 1989, across Canada, the USA, a dozen European countries, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Russia and India. He has played with symphony orchestras in Canada and Germany, and collaborated live and on recording with U.S. guitarist Andy McKee, Canadian singer/guitarist Brooke Miller, Canadian guitarist Calum Graham, & Toronto bassist Jordan O’Connor. He also composes scores for television, radio and film, and does production and recording engineering for a variety of other musicians. In addition to acoustic guitar, Don also plays electric guitar, slide dobro and lapsteel guitar, harp guitar, voice, piano, keyboards, bass guitar and drums. He has just started learning to play the Kelstone, a 9-string guitar developed by Belgian musician/inventor Jan Van Kelst. At this point, Don admits that learning a new instrument from scratch at this point in his career is “humbling. I’m a rank amateur Kelstone player, and I still completely suck at it!”

    Don Ross grew up in Montreal, has lived at various times in Ontario, Nova Scotia, the USA, China and Quebec, and now resides in Halifax.

    [46 Essex]

Mon September 16 2019
  • Morning Music
    9:30 am

    Morning Music

    Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.

    $5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.

    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (beginner)
    7:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20.
    Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
    [46 essex]

  • West African Drum class (intermediate)
    8:00 pm

    with Tom Wolf.
    $20

    [46 Essex]

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