Events

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Wed October 24 2018
  • Healing the Mother Ancestors
    6:00 pm

    Healing the Mother Ancestors

    Worldwide Womb Blessings

    Doors at 5:30 PM
    Event at 9:00 PM

    [46 essex]  

Thu October 25 2018
  • Silence Presents: The Mighty River
    8:00 pm

    Silence Presents: The Mighty River

    Doors at 7:30PM
    Show at 8:00PM

    $10/PWYC

    Bio:
    The Mighty River means stepping outside of time to the beat of a drum, the swell of a cello, and the leather of an unforgettable baritone vocal. Go back to the time of the troubador while you run forward to the future of post-post-rock. The Mighty River sell good feelings without escaping into the fantasy that everything is alright.

    An idea more than a band, The Mighty River believes in music that stalls time, mutes bank statements, and softens the loneliness that makes us rush. Topically intense and sincere to a fault, The Mighty River's new album is about a couple of anti-racist white guys diving into the mess of racism in North America through sound and lyric and the positions of their own bodies. Fear and trepidation abound, as does foolish desire to find out more about what the fuck is going on.

    website: themightyriver.ca
    facebook.com/themightyrivermusic
    twitter.com/the_mightyriver
    instagram.com/themightyriver
    [46 essex]

Fri October 26 2018
  • Silence Presents: Justin Gray & Synthesis
    8:00 pm

    Silence Presents: Justin Gray & Synthesis

    Doors at 7:30 PM
    Concert at 8:00 PM

    $10 in advance
    $15 at the door

    Justin Gray & Synthesis is a contemporary world music ensemble that explores a captivating cross-cultural blend of Indian and western music. 

    Justin Gray is an award-winning bassist, composer, and producer based out of Toronto, Canada. In 2010 Gray designed and co-created the bass veena, a multi-stringed fretless bass, which draws influence from a combination of eastern and western instruments. Gray is the first artist to perform on this instrument worldwide. 

    Justin Gray and Synthesis' debut album, New Horizons features original music, which draws inspiration from a wide range of musical influences, including Indian classical, jazz, western classical, and R&B music. Gray’s compositions synthesize these musical elements through a unique combination of rich sonic textures, inspiring melodies, and exotic grooves.

    New Horizons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi0Qnu1DxbA

    Migration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SDWy79Ntrc

    Ebb and Flow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-5ohQLSdgk

    [46 essex]

Sat October 27 2018
  • MiniFest 2018 w Peter Light
    7:00 pm

    Tickets - $15

    Our 3rd year in a row. We are so excited that the wonderful and talented duo of Pam Davies and Nick Gush will be joining David Lum and Outside The Box for this year's show. Here's a little info about the acts:

    Peter Light: Turning songwriting and music into a full time job late in life has been challenge enough for this songwriter but touring the entire country this summer solidified his passion to share his songs. Perhaps it's his penchant for writing across all genres that make his music so attractive to some but so hard to nail him down. Jazzy pop to folk. Variety is his favourite spice. 
    Once again he'll be joined by Outside The Box bandmates Gwen Potter and David Lum.

    David Lum: Born and raised in Vancouver, David made his way across Canada, spent a decade in Winnipeg before settling in Hamilton. Infusing a blend of contemporary folk and roots, his influences include renowned Canadian singer/songwriters Bruce Cockburn and Jame Keelaghan, as well as American blues artist Keb 'Mo and folk-rock duo The Indigo Girls. His intimate voice will draw into his world, filled with quiet desperation, longing and triumph of the human spirit.

    Nick and Pam: Exploring the harmonious relationship between folk, jazz, rock and blues Nick Gush (guitar/vocals) and Pam Davies (vocals) offer up their unique interpretations of covers and original tunes. You'll be treated to Pam's lush vocals supported by Nick's superb guitar stylings. 

    Please keep in mind that this event SOLD OUT the last two years so best to get your tickets early - https://peterlightmusic.com/shows Just scroll down to MiniFest and pay by credit card through paypal. 

    Alternately you can email Peter Light directly and reserve you spots - peterlightmusic@gmail.com 

    [46 essex]

Mon October 29 2018
  • 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]

  • Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    Vocal Meditation

    with Jane Lewis

    Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered weekly! Payment is by donation ($10-15 suggested/pwyc), so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

    Monday afternoons, 12-1:00 pm.

    Cost: $10-15 suggested donation/pwyc
    Registration: No pre-registration necessary. You can email music@all-together-now.ca so I have your contact information in case of schedule changes. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

    [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]

Thu November 1 2018
  • Silence Presents: Mike McCormick's Proxemics wsg Hymns 57
    8:00 pm

    Silence Presents: Mike McCormick's Proxemics wsg Hymns57

    Doors at 7:30PM
    Show at 8:00PM

    $10/PWYC

    The Proxemics Studies are a collection of songs that emerged from Canadian guitarist and composer Mike McCormick’s exploration of intimate space in its various manifestations.

    In the summer of 2016, McCormick decided to address his performative limitations by composing a set of personalized technical studies for the electric guitar. Exploring the physical and practical distance between him and his instrument encouraged him to examine other “distances” in various aspects of his life. This lead him to compile a collection of saved letters, emails, and electronic messages sent to him from partners with whom he had been previously intimately involved in order to examine the emotional “spaces” he had created in his past.

    Spanning a lengthy period of time (the earliest letter is from 2009) and a variety of relationships, these correspondences reveal the complex nature of human intimacy – some messages show the unabashed beauty of unconditional love, others reveal the bitterness of heartbreak, and still others expose the volatility of passionate lust.

    Setting these texts to musical ideas derived from electric guitar etudes has resulted in a collection of compositions that explores the space between the guitarist and his instrumental capabilities, between the individual and his past relationships, and between the composer and his artistic output.

    Mike McCormick – electric guitar
    Laura Swankey – voice, electronics
    Knut Kvifte Nesheim – drum kit, vibraphone

    Hymns57
    Hymns57 is a soundscape venture project. Working with field recordings and samples. Tape loops, guitar and a multitude of effects create lush waves of static, rolling tones, and haunting textures that crest and wash over you. Decaying and dissolving in the mix like a glowing, faded memory. Formulated to immerse you, under a wall of sound that leads your ears astray.
    https://hymns57.bandcamp.com

    [46 essex]

Sat November 3 2018
  • Silence Presents: Surefire Sweat
    8:00 pm

    Doors at 7:30PM
    Show at 8:00PM

    Tickets $10/PWYC

    Surefire Sweat is made up of a diverse and multi-generational roster of Toronto-based artists. The music, composed by Juno-nominated drummer, Larry Graves, is original drawing on an amalgam of Funk, Jazz, Brass Band, Blues and Afrobeat. Inventive arrangements act as a vehicle for the all-star cast of musicians to engage listeners through improvisational explorations and danceable arrangements.

    [46 essex]

Mon November 5 2018
  • 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]

  • Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    Vocal Meditation

    with Jane Lewis

    Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered weekly! Payment is by donation ($10-15 suggested/pwyc), so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

    Monday afternoons, 12-1:00 pm.

    Cost: $10-15 suggested donation/pwyc
    Registration: No pre-registration necessary. You can email music@all-together-now.ca so I have your contact information in case of schedule changes. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

    [46 essex]

  • Funga
    7:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Wed November 7 2018
  • Silence Open Mic ft. Marie-Claire Recurt
    7:00 pm

    Silence Open Mic ft. Marie-Claire Recurt

    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, bongos and atmosphere!

    On November 7, our featured guest is Marie-Claire Recurt!

    Marie-Claire Recurt was born in Bordeaux, France and immigrated with her parents to Québec. After living in France, Canada and the UK, she chose to settle in southern Ontario and moved to Guelph a few years ago.

    With her background in Literature and Theatre, she has enjoyed, since her early childhood, performing, reading and writing. She started, as a young adult, to write poems, travelling notes, and also enjoyed doing some story telling. She participated in a Toronto local storytelling festival. After her move to Guelph and attending the Eden Mills writer's festival, she was inspired by taking up her writing again. She enjoys participating at the Silence Open Mics. She had a short story published by the Editions David, Ottawa, in 2016 in French.

    Although French is her first language, she has started to write short stories in English. At the moment, she is exploring her voice through her writing and story telling in both languages, being very aware that both languages allow different part of herself to be expressed.

    She has joined the Vocamus Writers' Community in Guelph.

    [46 essex]

Thu November 8 2018
  • Red Tent
    7:00 pm

    Red Tent


    Doors at 6:30 PM
    Event at 7:00 PM

    [46 essex]

Mon November 12 2018
  • 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]

  • Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    Vocal Meditation

    with Jane Lewis

    Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered weekly! Payment is by donation ($10-15 suggested/pwyc), so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

    Monday afternoons, 12-1:00 pm.

    Cost: $10-15 suggested donation/pwyc
    Registration: No pre-registration necessary. You can email music@all-together-now.ca so I have your contact information in case of schedule changes. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

    [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]

Sat November 17 2018
  • Jory Nash "Wilderness Years" CD Release Concert
    8:00 pm

    Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter and storyteller who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop & soul into an original stew of sound. He has recorded 8 critically acclaimed albums. the most recent being his Spring 2015 release The Many Hats of Jory Nash. In 2013 his album Little Pilgrim was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award (CFMA) for Best Producer. His 2009 album New Blue Day was named Penguin Eggs Magazine Critic’s Choice Album of the Year. Jory Nash also received a CFMA nomination for New Blue Day. He is also a previous winner of the OCFF Songs From The Heart Award for his song "When I Walk Out".

    Jory Nash is a past Artistic Director of the Shelter Valley Folk Festival, and is the co-founder of an annual large scale, multi-artist concert celebrating the music of Gordon Lightfoot. The January 2016 concerts will be the 14th year of presentation.

    Jory Nash plays acoustic guitar, piano and banjo and his warm, unique voice urges you to listen to his thoughtful lyrics and intricate melodies. Jory Nash is regularly heard on numerous CBC Radio programs, SiriusXM, BBC, Galaxie, and college/NPR stations across North America. Jory Nash is a featured artist on the new CBC/SiriusXM channel SONICA.

    [46 essex]

Sun November 18 2018
  • Hold For Rahmat Costas
    7:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Mon November 19 2018
  • 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]

  • Vocal Meditation with Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    Vocal Meditation

    with Jane Lewis

    Spend an hour tuning up and tuning in. We'll explore various relaxing sounding exercises as well as chants and simple songs. This group is intended to give you a sense of calm & grounding to get you through the week, along with the energetic lift that comes with vocalizing together in a group. Offered weekly! Payment is by donation ($10-15 suggested/pwyc), so you can join us each time, or on a drop-in basis.

    Monday afternoons, 12-1:00 pm.

    Cost: $10-15 suggested donation/pwyc
    Registration: No pre-registration necessary. You can email music@all-together-now.ca so I have your contact information in case of schedule changes. Otherwise, just show up at silence *no later than noon* on the Monday of your choice.

    [46 essex]

  • Funga
    7:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Wed November 21 2018
  • Silence Open Mic ft. Adam Lindsay Honsinger
    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, bongos and atmosphere!

    On November 21st, our featured guesy is Adam Lindsay Honsinger, author of Somewhere North of Normal.

    Adam Lindsay Honsinger is an award winning writer, a musician, and an illustrator. After completing an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph he published his debut novel Gracelessland (Enfield & Wizenty) in 2015. “The son of an alcoholic, taxi-driving, amateur astronomer and a disillusioned manicurist, Kepler Pressler—the anti-hero of Adam Lindsay Honsinger's startlingly assured first novel—does for the family-disfunction novel what Elvis did for rock 'n roll: he makes it bluesier, edgier, funnier, better.” Annabel Lyon.

    His newest book, Somewhere North of Normal, is a collection of short stories that takes the reader to a place where the less stable elements of reality bend: where a dying butterfly may inspire a revelation, where after being electrocuted, an artist’s body becomes a work of art, where a man may wake up after falling four stories to find himself face to face with his ten-year-old self. This outright defiance of that which we hold to be impossible is rooted to varying degrees in each story, not simply because fiction allows it, but because it is within the geography of the imagination that the lost souls of this collection attain transcendence and emotional reconciliation. 

    [46 essex]

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