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Thu April 26 2018
  • Pipedown Presents: Aestrid wsg / Future Peers and Paper Ladies
    8:00 pm

    Pipedown Presents: Aestrid wsg / Future Peers and Paper Ladies

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

    $10/PWYC

    Pipedown! Presents: Aestrid w/ Future Peers and Paper Ladies

    Special thanks to:
    94.9 CHRW Radio Western, Freqaudio and Balbex.

    Aestrid
    Aestrid is a three-piece band from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Their sound balances between post-punk and ambient electronic music meeting the wideness of shoegaze in the middle. This Spring, Aestrid will return to Canada for the sixth time, playing throughout Ontario. Over the last couple of years the band has played a bunch of shows and has even recorded 2 of their albums in Canada. Every show is known to be an intense experience for both audience and band. No holding back and delivering everything until the last note.

    https://aestrid.bandcamp.com
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/0TEYddqZDRM61DTjoWSxX9

    PAPER LADIES
    A two-piece from Kingston, ON. PAPER LADIES offer indie rock built on droning bass, dripping reverb, and lo-fi grit. Wrought with dance grooves and hearty pop sensibilities. PAPER LADIES hope get the crowd swayin' hips, tappin' toes, and cuttin' rugs, if only for a night." 

    Song: https://paperladies.bandcamp.com/track/silhouettes

    Future Peers
    "It's your apocalypse potluck jam!" - Rania Douris, CBC's Q 

    Future Peers emerged in 2013 out of a Banff Art Centre residency led by Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin. Frontman Luke Correia-Damude had already been working with multi instrumentalists Mike Lobel and Antonio Naranjo in Toronto indie darlings Boys Who Say No for over half a decade. A new path was now forged with the addition of drummer Will Culbert (Versa, Shawn Hewitt and the National Strike). 

    After completing a cross Canada tour, the group travelled to LA to record their debut album with producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs, Perfume Genius). An audiophile's dream, their sound is an inspired attempt at predicting what pop music will be like in a subjective vision of the future ruled by the aspirational teachings of president Tony Robbins. 

    Their second album, due in June 2018, is produced by Tom McFall (Stars, Regina Spektor, R.E.M.).  

    website: http://www.futurepeers.com

    [46 essex]

Fri April 27 2018
  • Opening Reception for Erik van Miltenburg
    7:00 pm

    Opening Reception for Erik van Miltenburg 

    Event at 7:00 PM
    Artist's talk at 7:30 PM

    Silence invites you to the opening receptionfor Erik van Miltenburg on Friday, April 27, 7-9pm. Proceeds of sales tobenefit Wellington Water Watchers.

    Erik, as a furniture design/maker, began his work by apprenticing with aEuropean master cabinetmaker, and continues to be influenced by the Dutchdesign movement “de Stijl”. 

    He was born in den Haag, Holland, and grew up in a multilingual household inabout 18 locations in Quebec and Ontario, Canada. His furniture work is indaily use in Ireland, Greece, and Canada.

    The works of art on display at Silence, which Erik refers to as his ’Sundayafternoon diversions’, are generally themed by current issues which bug themaker - donating the proceeds to Wellington Water Watchers seems a good fit forthese questions about the environment, equality and other human issues.

    All the craft “Playroom” pieces are made from diverted landfill,with the exception of necessary adhesives, some art supplies, and theoccasional use of hardboard or other backing materials. 

     Silence is located at 46 Essex Street in Guelph. Building hoursare Tuesday through Friday, 12-5pm. The event is free and physicallyaccessible. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. For more information about Erik visit http://metrikstudio.com.

    [46 essex] 

     

Sat April 28 2018
  • GJF Presents: Lori Freedman and Nicolas Caloia
    8:00 pm

    GJF Presents: Lori Freedman and Nicolas Caloia

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

    Tickets are $15 or $10 for students, seniors, and underwaged. 

    The creative mind has a beautiful and often mysterious way of organizing stimuli. External influences enter the body freely and are subsequently poked, nudged and shoved through a sifting process that feels at times arbitrary. Consciously and with full intention Lori Freedman and Nicolas Caloia have developed a certain "defining" process in attempt to control this phenomenon. They played, recorded, talked and wrote together for about 15 years, then formed Mercury. They decided to develop a singular concert repertoire of music that reflected the idea of the “open form” composition by hoisting a selection of local musicians up, out and into the exiting and unheard world of the“actuelle”. From their immediate community Mercury asked players with whom they play to write music for their duo. This is that music, solicited from Malcolm Goldstein, Pierre-Yves Martel, Rainer Weins, Martin Arnold and Mercury itself.

    [46 essex]

Sun April 29 2018
  • Pipedown! Presents: Neighbouring w/ Still Sound and New Staff
    8:00 pm

    Pipedown! Presents: Neighbouring w/ Still Sound

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


    STILL SOUND

    Still Sound, Still Broke, Still Livin' is our motto. Still Sound is a three piece Psychedelic/Grunge band from Guelph, Ontario. Inspirations from the 60's and 90's make the tunes unforgettable and on another wave.

    Sunday, April 29

    7:00pm – 11:00pm


    Neighbouring

    https://neighbouring.bandcamp.com/releases


    New staff

    www.newstaff.bandcamp.com/


    Still Sound

    https://stillsound90.bandcamp.com/

    [46 essex]

Mon April 30 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 w/ Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    VOCAL MEDITATION with Jane Lewis

    Mondays. Noon-1:15 pm.

    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), and you're welcome to join us each Monday, or on a drop-in basis. 

    2018 sessions will run January 8 to June 18.

    Visit www.all-together-now.ca/workshoplist.html#vocalmeditation for any holiday schedule changes.

    Cost: By donation, $10-15 suggested
    Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph

    TO REGISTER: 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]

Tue May 1 2018
  • Quiet Time
    5:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Wed May 2 2018
  • Silence Open Mic ft. Black Cat Bone
    7:00 pm

    Silence Open Mic

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

    $5/PWYC, licensed.

    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!

    Our featured guest on May 2 is Black Cat Bone, a group of seasoned musicians who have been there and done that. They take great pleasure in re-interpreting familiar tunes from Afro-American traditions (blues, R&B, reggae, jazz, etc.), taking them in new, playful and groovy directions.


    Black Cat Bone is:

    Dennis Gaumond - vocals, guitar, dobro, harmonica.
    Phil Bennett - 6-string fretless bass
    Tom Wolf - drums and percussion
    Chris Dahmer - accordion

    [46 essex]

Sat May 5 2018
  • Silence Presents: So Long Seven
    8:00 pm

    Silence Presents: So Long Seven

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

    Tickets at the door
    $15 general admission
    $10 for children and arts workers

    So Long Seven returns to Silence with copies of their brand new album Kala Kalo in CD and vinyl format!
     

    So Long Seven performs richly textured acoustic music that brings their diverse influences into a distinctly Canadian voice. Influenced by bands such as Punch Brothers, Shakti, Oregon and many others the band is breaking new ground. At once spirited and meditative, So Long Seven creates a seamless tapestry of sound through their original music. Blending composition and improvisation, So Long Seven has been dazzling audiences all across Canada.

    “What could be more Canadian than the multicultural mashup music of the Toronto quartet called So Long Seven? The band consists of expert players on banjo, tabla, violin and guitar fusing the inspirations of India, West Africa, Spain and Brazil to make dynamic and intriguing original music that draws on folk, chamber music and jazz...”
    — PETER HUM, OTTAWA CITIZEN

    For more information about So Long Seven visit their website: http://www.solongseven.com

    FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1973576022906528/

    [46 essex]

Sun May 6 2018
  • Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble
    3:00 pm

    Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble 


    Doors at 2:30 PM
    Concert at 3 PM

    Tickets $10/PWYC at the door

    Sunday May 6 at 3pm the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Brent Rowan will present their year end concert. There are two levels of ensemble and both groups will play a set of the music they have been working on this season. Repertoire will include Spain, Naima, Pent up House, Pass the Peas and more...

    All proceeds will go towards the youth ensemble's trip to the Nationals of MusicFest Canada later in May.

    music@gyje.org for more information

    The GYJE believes music making is one of the keys to the development of youth. Through exploration of the jazz language and improvised music young musicians are allowed the opportunity to create music in a relaxed and safe environment. There is no pressure to fulfill a curriculum and the students are encouraged to create music in their own way.

    [46 essex]

  • Place For Bands: Palberta with vsg/ Luge
    8:00 pm

    Place For Bands: Palberta 


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

    Tickets $10 at door/all ages

    Place For Bands presents...

    Palberta ~
    "Palberta is LILY, NINA, ANI". Based in New York, Palberta brings the best kind of punk rock energy with no wave sensibilities. It's sometimes jarring, always noisy, and never not on fucking point. This is as far as words can carry me in a description of this band - check them out for yourself below at their bandcamp, plus, head on over to Pitchfork to read about their last release; Bye Bye Berta. 

    music: https://palbertapalberta.bandcamp.com/album/bye-bye-berta

    press: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22868-bye-bye-berta/

    Luge ~ 
    If you've been living in Guelph for the last few years chances are you've had the chance to catch Luge once, twice, three times before. Some might even say they're the best band in Canada. A special brand of weirdo gross out funk and dance punk (with some added flairs of no wave cause, fuck it, let's make it a theme). 

    music: https://hugeluge.bandcamp.com/album/actual-rock-n-roll

    [46 essex]

Mon May 7 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 w/ Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    VOCAL MEDITATION with Jane Lewis

    Mondays. Noon-1:15 pm.

    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), and you're welcome to join us each Monday, or on a drop-in basis. 

    2018 sessions will run January 8 to June 18.

    Visit www.all-together-now.ca/workshoplist.html#vocalmeditation for any holiday schedule changes.

    Cost: By donation, $10-15 suggested
    Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph

    TO REGISTER: 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]

  • Chakra Yoga 8 week Course with Barbara Dametto
    5:00 pm

    Description:

    Chakra Yoga 8 week Course with Barbara Dametto

    Mondays, 5-6:30 PM

    $15 per class (please sign up in advance: breathetrue@gmail.com)

    This 8-week chakra yoga course will explore the 7 energy vortexes through different yogic techniques and practices. Participants will learn about the psychological and physiological characteristics of these centres and how they relate to our overall physical, mental and spiritual health.

    Barbara will offer a variety of activities to stimulate and empower our chakra system including visualizations, pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (yoga poses), vocal toning, chakra numerology and silent meditation. Throughout this course, sacred sound healing instruments such as gongs, chimes, singing bowls, drones and drums will be incorporated to enhance and deepen the class experience.

    [46 essex]

  • Funga
    7:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Tue May 8 2018
  • Quiet Time
    5:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Thu May 10 2018
  • Silence Presents: Foonyap wsg / Alder & Ash
    8:00 pm

    Silence Presents: Foonyap wsg / Alder & Ash

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

    Ticket $10 at the door

    FOONYAP BIO

    FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist and vocalist with an incomparable sound. Drawing comparisons to Björk, Braids, and Lhasa, her latest release ‘Palimpsest’ is a therapeutic reconciliation with her sheltered Chinese-Catholic heritage and the intense classical music training of her childhood.

    Local dancers Dianne Chapitis and Peter Skoggard will be joining Foonyap for a collaborative dance piece.

    “A tense and bespoke mixture of swampy electronics, strings, and vocals that flash with a bold volcanic brilliance” 
    – THE FADER

    Website: www.foonyap.com/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/foonyapmusic
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/foonyapphoto
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/foonyap


    ALDER & ASH BIO

    Alder & Ash is cello taken to its absolute extremes of calm and violence.

    Montreal-based instrumentalist Adrian Copeland brings together elements of modern classical, noise, and doom, exploring the dichotomies of minimalism and maximalism, stillness and cacophony, terror and chaos.

    Website: https://alderandashmusic.bandcamp.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlderandAsh/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alder_ash
    Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/alder_and_ash/

    .[46 essex]

Fri May 11 2018
  • Silence Presents: Georgian Bay w/ Anna Wiebe
    8:00 pm



    Silence Presents: Georgian Bay w/ Anna Wiebe


    Doors at 7:30 PM
    Concert at 8 PM


    Tickets at door $10/PWYC

    Georgian Bay fearlessly fuses elements of electronic, jazz and chamber music with their folk roots. This bilingual duo found critical acclaim with their 2016 Polaris Prize nominated sophomore album, Patience, extensively touring Central and Eastern Canada with appearances on such stages as the Mariposa Folk Festival and Le Palace de Granby Theatre. Georgian Bay’s third studio album, Courage, explores the themes evoked by the title in two volumes: Soleil (May 2018) and Moon (October 2018).

    Web links


    www.georgianbayband.com
    georgianbay.bandcamp.com
    facebook.com/georgianbayband
    youtube.com/georgianbayband
    twitter.com/georgianbayband
    instagram.com/georgianbayband


    [46 essex]

Sat May 12 2018
  • Sing Me a River and The McQueens
    8:00 pm

    Sing Me a River and The McQueens

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

    Tickets:
    $15.00 at the door
    $12.00 in advance at www.eventbrite.com
    ("Sing Me A River with The MacQueens, Live at Silence")

    An Evening of Roots, Folk & Harmony with Sing Me a River and The MacQueens. Join us for an evening of original songwriting, rich harmonies and soulful music.

    Sing Me A River are a trio of 3 singer/songwriters (Dorothea Smith, Kathy Lepp and David Lum) who deliver a mix of 3-part harmonies with songs drawn from life's currents.

    The MacQueens (Kris MacQueen, Livia MacQueen) are a duo whose sound is distinguished with rich vocal harmonies, intricate instrumentation and storytelling.

    [46 essex]

Sun May 13 2018
  • Mother's Day
    12:00 am

    [46 essex]

  • Shadi Toloui- Wallace
    7:30 pm

    Shadi Toloui- Wallace

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

    [46 essex]

Mon May 14 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 w/ Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    VOCAL MEDITATION with Jane Lewis

    Mondays. Noon-1:15 pm.

    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), and you're welcome to join us each Monday, or on a drop-in basis. 

    2018 sessions will run January 8 to June 18.

    Visit www.all-together-now.ca/workshoplist.html#vocalmeditation for any holiday schedule changes.

    Cost: By donation, $10-15 suggested
    Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph

    TO REGISTER: 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]

  • Chakra Yoga 8 week Course with Barbara Dametto
    5:00 pm

    Description:

    Chakra Yoga 8 week Course with Barbara Dametto

    Mondays, 5-6:30 PM

    $15 per class (please sign up in advance: breathetrue@gmail.com)

    This 8-week chakra yoga course will explore the 7 energy vortexes through different yogic techniques and practices. Participants will learn about the psychological and physiological characteristics of these centres and how they relate to our overall physical, mental and spiritual health.

    Barbara will offer a variety of activities to stimulate and empower our chakra system including visualizations, pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (yoga poses), vocal toning, chakra numerology and silent meditation. Throughout this course, sacred sound healing instruments such as gongs, chimes, singing bowls, drones and drums will be incorporated to enhance and deepen the class experience.

    [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 May 15 2018
  • Red Tent w/ Catherine Kormendy
    7:00 pm

    [46 essex]

Wed May 16 2018
  • Silence Open Mic ft. Candace de Taeye
    7:00 pm

    Silence Open Mic

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

    $5/PWYC, licensed.

    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 May 16th our featured guest is Candace de Taeye, author of Small Planes and Dead Fathers of Lovers

    Candace de Taeye's poetry has been published in CV2CarouselEcholocationFeathertale.com and Joypuke. Her first chapbook, Roe, was published by PSGuelph IN 2015. Her debut full-length collection, Small Planes and the Dead Fathers of Lovers, was published by Vocamus Press in 2016. For the last nine years she has worked during the day and, more frequently, at night as a Paramedic in downtown Toronto. She lives in Guelph with her husband, young son, two dogs, two cats, four elderly tree-frogs and a very large tortoise.

    [46 essex]

Thu May 17 2018
  • Silence Presents: Gilliam / Milmine / Pottie trio
    7:30 pm

    Silence Presents: Gilliam, Milmine and Pottie Trio

    "Entangled Pathways" CD Release & Improvisors Orchestra Workshop at Silence

    $10/PWYC General Admission

    $5 Improvisor Orchestra Workshop participants

    Improvisors Orchestra Workshop

    Doors at 7:00 PM

    Workshop at 7:30 PM

    Improvisors Orchestra Workshop performance with Bill Gilliam leading and conducting all workshop participants including Kayla Milmine (soprano sax) & Ambrose Pottie (drums). The Improvisor Orchestra workshop is for musicians, vocalists and other players to improvise together using conducted hand signals developed by Butch Morris. The hand signals are easy to learn in 10 minutes and the conductor's role is to help shape the improvisations in interesting ways. All types of performers are welcome (instrumentalists, vocal artists, laptop sound artists, keyboards, found / hand made instruments, melodicas, synths, iPhones and anything else that inspires you) and invited to explore this style of improvisation with us!


    Intermission: 8:45pm

    "Entangled Pathways" CD Release - Gilliam, Milmine and Pottie Trio

    Concert at 9:00 PM

    Bill Gilliam (piano), Kayla Milmine (soprano sax) and Ambrose Pottie (drums) will perform music from their latest CD "Entangled Pathways" combining composed themes with free-floating melodies, jazz idioms and modal-chromatic tonalities as well as freely improvised creations.

    "Pick of the week” – Avant Music News (AMN), Nov 17, 2017

    Gilliam, Milmine, Pottie Group Bio

    The Gilliam (piano), Milmine (soprano sax), Pottie (drums) trio was formed in 2015 after meeting in the Toronto Improvisors Orchestra. Playing acoustic instruments combining compositions of free floating melodies, the group explores experimental jazz idioms, modal-chromatic tonalities as well as free improvisation.

    Bill Gilliam is a Toronto based composer / pianist who creates and improvises jazz and new music compositions blending contemporary harmony and jazz idioms with his unique style of piano and prepared piano playing. Bill is from London, England and after studying jazz and film composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston moved to Toronto where he studied composition. He has composed for film (Bruce Elder), dance and theatre and recorded and performed with musicians such as Ernie Dollar, Kevin Turcotte, Duncan Hopkins, Ben Riley, Lina Allemano, Dave Young, Howard Gaul, Lori Freedman, Brian Katz, Martin van der Ven, Rick Sacks, Charlie Ringas and many others. His compositions have been performed by Canadian new music ensembles with assistance from the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council. Bill's performances include the 416 Toronto Creative Improvisors Festival, Gallery 345, Array Space, Tranzac, Musideum, The Rex, Nuit Blanche, The Drake, Music Gallery, Distillery Jazz Festival, The Montreal Bistro, All That Jazz series at the AGO as well as Silence & Manhattans in Guelph, Aeolian Hall in London, Montpelier Vermont and other venues in Ontario. Bill's ongoing music projects include collaborations and performances with Kayla Milmine and Ambrose Pottie, the Toronto Improvisors Orchestra, Glen Hall, Joe Sorbara, Bill McBirnie, Cheryl O, David Story, Eugene Martynec, Rick Sacks, Penn Kemp (sound poet), Kiva Simova (overtone singer) and other artists.(www.bill gilliam.com).

    Kayla Milmine's musical journey with the soprano saxophone is a familiar one amongst fellow straight-hornists: Having started out on the clarinet then the tenor saxophone, soon finding herself falling in love with the new and under-explored sonic possibilities that only the soprano saxophone can offer. Since beginning her soprano centric journey, she has developed a unique approach to the instrument that at times has the edginess and brashness of Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, yet the warmth and thoughtfulness that's reminiscent of Steve Lacy. Studying under the mentorship of New York based soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome, she is now working on and developing music for solo soprano saxophone. She can also be seen playing with the Toronto based Rhinoceros Saxophone Quartet, and with her duo FASTER featuring guitarist/composer Brian Abbott.

    Ambrose Pottie is a musician, phonographer and electroacoustic performer/composer, with recordings featured on Quiet American.com and Webbed Hand Records. He is a founding member of the Toronto Improvisor’s Orchestra, and has recorded and/or performed with: Fred Frith workshop orchestra, Andrew Cyrille, Eugene Chadbourne, The Polka Dogs, Bill Grove, Blue Rodeo, Flaming Dono Drum and Dance Ensemble, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Thin Men and Bill Bissett. Ambrose was a founding member of Toronto band Crash Vegas, recording three albums and touring Canada and U.S. extensively. 

    [46 essex]

Sat May 19 2018
  • Community Screening: Video Re-Play of The Munk Debate on Political Correctness
    1:00 pm

    Community Screening: Video Re-Play of The Munk Debate on Political Correctness

    Doors at 12:30 PM
    Screening at 1:00 PM
    Approximate end at 3:15 PM

    Free

    Dan McLean Jr. presents a video re-play of May 18 Munk Debate on Political Correctness.

    There will be no charge to attend this re-play, and no donations will be accepted.

    This event is NOT a debate. It is a video re-play of the previous night’s debate at Roy Thomson Hall.Dan McLean Jr. will greet the audience and then will briefly & impartially introduce the re-play which will last approximately two hours. This event will NOT include live discussion, debate or opinions.

    Information about the debate: www.goo.gl/yfvVGs

    The debaters are Michael Eric Dyson, Stephen Fry, Michelle Goldberg & Jordan Peterson.

    From the Munk Debates website:
    “Is political correctness an enemy of free speech, open debate and the free exchange of ideas? Or, by confronting head-on the dominant power relationships and social norms that exclude marginalised groups are we creating a more equitable and just society? For some the argument is clear. Political correctness is stifling the free and open debate that fuels our democracy. It is also needlessly dividing one group from another and promoting social conflict. Others insist that creating public spaces and norms that give voice to previously marginalised groups broadens the scope of free speech. The drive towards inclusion over exclusion is essential to creating healthy, diverse societies in an era of rapid social change.

    The debate will move the motion: Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I call progress…”

    [46 essex]

Sun May 20 2018
  • Silence Presents: Adam Wendler wsg / Ivan Rivers
    8:00 pm

    Silence Presents: Adam Wendler wsg/ Ivan Rivers

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

    Tickets available at Eventbrite.ca: www.eventbrite.ca/e/silence-presents-adam-wendler-wsg-ivan-rivers-tickets-44164428996

    $10/PWYC 
    This event is physically accessible to all. 

    Adam Wendler

    Canadian singer-songwriter Adam Wendler released his most recent solo album, 'Never Go Unknown', in July of 2017. The album is packed with catchy melodies, soul felt lyrics and soaring vocal harmonies and showcases Adam’s unique guitar playing style that is reminiscent of the 1960’s, yet has a distinctive modern feel.

    In 2017 Adam toured ‘Never Go Unknown’ extensively throughout Germany and Canada, playing at a variety of venues ranging from intimate private concerts to festivals including ‘Open Flair’. He was also announced the winner of various contests, including radioeins’ ‘The Next Big Thing’, the Neuköln ‘Songslam’ and Something for the People’s ‘Shure Newcomer Contest’.

    His extensive travels and experiences provide inspiration for his music compilations. On 'Never Go Unknown' Adam has improved by leaps and bounds, showcasing his ability to write great songs. The album is packed with virtuoso acoustic picking and strumming and a line of sway-along balladry and upbeat foot-tapping that inspires not just murmurs of appreciation but full-blooded response.

    Adam’s dedication is second to none and he is currently working on new releases for 2018 as well as gearing up for a Germany tour in April and a Canadian tour in May.

    Website (with music): www.adamwendlermusic.com
    Music videos: 'Into the Night' // 'It Feels Right'  //'The Flame' //'Canadian Country Man' //'Born a Travelling Man'
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/adamwendlermusic
    Live videos:'Deep Water' //'Never Go Unknown'

    Ivan Rivers

    Celebrated Folk Icon Ivan Rivers is a Canadiana singer-songwriter from Huron County, Ontario and who know resides in the Royal City of Guelph, Ontario. His songs blend hard-earned realism, poetic mysticism, and tender romanticism into tender bits of lyrical beauty.

    His records Mystic Keg and Confidante are available to stream on all major platforms via Eternal Bummer Records.
    Listen: www.ivanrivers.bandcamp.com

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Mon May 21 2018
  • Victoria Day
    12:00 am

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  • 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.

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  • Vocal Meditation w/ Jane Lewis
    12:00 pm

    VOCAL MEDITATION with Jane Lewis

    Mondays. Noon-1:15 pm.

    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), and you're welcome to join us each Monday, or on a drop-in basis. 

    2018 sessions will run January 8 to June 18.

    Visit www.all-together-now.ca/workshoplist.html#vocalmeditation for any holiday schedule changes.

    Cost: By donation, $10-15 suggested
    Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph

    TO REGISTER: 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.


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  • Chakra Yoga 8 week Course with Barbara Dametto
    5:00 pm

    Description:

    Chakra Yoga 8 week Course with Barbara Dametto

    Mondays, 5-6:30 PM

    $15 per class (please sign up in advance: breathetrue@gmail.com)

    This 8-week chakra yoga course will explore the 7 energy vortexes through different yogic techniques and practices. Participants will learn about the psychological and physiological characteristics of these centres and how they relate to our overall physical, mental and spiritual health.

    Barbara will offer a variety of activities to stimulate and empower our chakra system including visualizations, pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (yoga poses), vocal toning, chakra numerology and silent meditation. Throughout this course, sacred sound healing instruments such as gongs, chimes, singing bowls, drones and drums will be incorporated to enhance and deepen the class experience.

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  • Funga
    7:00 pm

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Tue May 22 2018
  • Quiet Time
    5:00 pm

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Wed May 23 2018
  • Crossings Project: Vocal Evening with Tabby Johnson
    7:30 pm

    Crossings Project: Vocal Evening with Tabby Johnson

    Free of charge. Please register at Eventbrite.

    Please join us for an open workshop with vocalist, storyteller, and actress Tabby Johnson.

    www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taborah_Johnson

    The session is open to anyone who wants to sing and tied into a larger project that will happen at Silence and Heritage Hall on Saturday, May 26th. That project is called The Crossings and tells the story, (through music, poetry, art, parade, and narration), of the enslavement of Africans during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, the role of music in Southern US communities, plus the transition for some families into the Guelph area. Tabby, along with Andrew Craig as musical director, will be incorporating vocal traditions from that period into the May presentation. You can come to Tabby’s workshop simply because you love to sing with no strings attached. AND, you can come with the possibility of being in the audience and engaging vocally when called upon on May 26.

    This project is made possible through funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Guelph Community Foundation's Musagetes Fund and the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. 

    Here’s Tabby's description of the session.

    SING A SIMPLE SONG

    Come join me in the tradition songs of call and response from the enslaved in the U.S. of A’s rural south and islands in the sea.

    Discover the possibilities of vibrational ancestral rootage within, to listen with the vibrations of the room, release a voice with resonance.

    To sing out loud with a myriad of personal emotional response

    In singing in unison we build harmony
    come play with me

    We will sing together for some 45 minutes please wear free flowing clothes………

    I look forward to meeting you. Tabby

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Thu May 24 2018
  • Luke Michielsen and Derek Harrison
    8:00 pm

    Luke Michielsen and Derek Harrison


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

    Tickets $15 at Ticketscene.ca



    Luke Michielsen will be promoting the release of a solo acoustic version of his song Pine Needles. Derek Harrison is making a stop on his tour across Canada in support of his new full length album Blossington.

    Doors at 7:30pm - Music starts at 8pm sharp! The show will be over shortly after 10pm for those who have to work the next day.

    Luke Michielsen - 9pm start - www.lukemichielsen.com/

    Luke Michielsen’s music is bright indie folk. His songs are full of fine melodies and thoughtful lyrics performed with skillful guitar playing and a natural voice.

    On the success of his 2014 full-length Oh Surround Me, which was named “Pick of the Week” by CBC Radio, Luke has toured Canada extensively as a solo folk singer songwriter. Audiences are endeared by his comedic stage banter and impressive catalogue of songs. He recently released a single called Berlin, ON, which ponders the history of the renaming of his home city Kitchener, in 1916.

    Derek Harrison - 8pm start - www.derekharrison.ca/

    Derek Harrison writes contemporary folk songs that pull from many traditions but retain a distinctly Canadian outlook. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, his solo material showcases his lyrical songwriting and fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Born in Harrow, ON and based at times in Montreal, Toronto, Melbourne and various border towns, he has performed throughout Canada, Europe and Australia.

    This event is sponsored by Brickhouse Guitars!

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