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Thu March 30 2017
Arts and Drafts (uofg) event
7:00 pm
[46 essex]
Fri March 31 2017
Silence Presents: So Long Seven
8:00 pm
$10/PWYC
Music at 8

BIOGRAPHY

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 consists of Neil Hendry (guitar), William Lamoureux (violin), Ravi Naimpally (tabla) and Tim Posgate, together they are creating a seamless tapestry of sound through their original music. Blending composition and improvisation So Long Seven has been dazzling audiences all across Canada. “There is such a positive glowing musical force driving the sound. Each performer is a star when soloing and improvising. So Long Seven is a release that absolutely every music aficionado needs to hear over and over again!” Tiina Kiik – Whole Note Magazine

“So Long Seven is a melange – and a delicious one, too judging from the enthusiastic audience. It’s music – almost all originals – draws from folk, bluegrass, and world music…” Alayne McGregor – Ottawa Jazz Scene
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Listen to tracks from So Long Seven (self titled new CD!)
https://soundcloud.com/solongseven

Watch So Long Seven perform live (recent Toronto CD release concert)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAVp9_e4NNk

http://www.solongseven.com

[46 essex]
Sat April 1 2017
Silence Presents: Nomad
8:30 pm
Nomad is a Montreal-based band of six imaginative and talented musicians hailing from all over North America. The group's music telepathically weaves in-and-out of crisp structure, improvisational jungles and lyrical melody in a sublime mixture of jazz, rock and free improvisation.

Since forming in 2012 while attending McGill University, Nomad has become a fixture in the Montreal jazz and contemporary music scene . With frequent shows at Résonance Café and Casa Del Popolo, they have developed a steady following of open-eared music connoisseurs. Outside of the city, Nomad has performed at the Toronto International Jazz Festival (2015) and toured the Maritimes and Ontario.

Their second album “As We Are” was recorded at Breakglass Studios and was released this October at the L'Off Jazz Festival. The album captures the energy and spontaneity of the group’s live shows as well as showcasing the compositional and improvisational voices of each member.

The group also performed recently with renowned German pianist Pablo Held during his North American tour. Next up for the group is a tour to Ontario and the United States in April 2017.

“Rhythmic and visceral, Nomad’s music is the result of a meticulous search, an authentic collaborative spirit and a great sense of freedom.”

L'Off Festival de Montreal

"Nomad’s ambient approach, with its unrushed, relaxing sustained tones, and their flowing exchange of creative ideas highlights how these gifted musicians listen so intently to one another."

Kerilie McDowall, CHLY

"Last night's set at Silence - only just over an hour - was sublime and adventurous. These young musicians are not just improvising notes ... they are improvising new forms and styles of music. There's no category that I'm aware of that fits this music, and that is precisely what makes it so edgy and exciting."

Alan Armstrong, Guelph resident

"Ce sont des musiciens aux horizons différents qui se réunissent, motivés à improviser et à aller au-delà de ce qui est prévu lorsqu’ils jouent, touchant l’essence même du style jazz"

Luca Max, Blogue Montreal Campus
[46 essex]
Sun April 2 2017
UofG CME Concert
12:00 pm
The University of Guelph CME is an ensemble of curious musicians invested in creativity and artistic experimentation. We spend each fall semester developing an understanding of the process of free improvisation. During the winter semester that follows we learn to negotiate compositions and other structured materials from our new perspective as improvisers. This interpretive negotiation is what we call ‘Creative Music’ and it is as contemporary as it gets.
[46 essex]
Shannon Kingsbury Rehearsal
3:30 pm
[46 essex]
Mon April 3 2017
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$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 April 5 2017
Urban Arts Project Sound Session with Gary
9:20 am
[46 essex]
Kazoo! Fest
5:00 pm
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (9:00 PM)
Luyos MC (8:15 PM)

@ Silence (46 Essex Street)
Physically Accessible
Doors 7:30 PM • All Ages / LIC • $10

For more information, and a schedule of all events visit http://kazookazoo.ca
[46 essex]
Fri April 7 2017
Kazoo! Fest
5:00 pm
Kazoo! Fest & Riverfest Elora Present:
Gregory Pepper (8:00 PM)
John Southworth (9:00 PM)
@ Silence (46 Essex Street)
Physically Accessible
Doors 7:30pm • All Ages / LIC • $10
For more information, and a schedule of all events visit http://kazookazoo.ca
[46 essex]
Sat April 8 2017
Kazoo! Fest
12:00 pm
Kazoo! Fest & IISCI Present:
Modo Koagon (8:30 PM)
Xylouris White (9:30 PM)

@ Silence (46 Essex Street)
Physically Accessible
Doors 8:00pm • All Ages / LIC • $15

For more information, and a schedule of all events visit http://kazookazoo.ca

[46 essex]
Sun April 9 2017
Social Intuitive Drum Circle
3:00 pm
A fun, easygoing monthly social hand drumming circle for people of all abilities to create spirited, soulful music together. Led by Janet Jephcott.

The focus of this circle (besides having fun making good music of course!) is to feel that deeper connection of Soul within ourselves, with each other, and with our beautiful Mother Earth.

$10/PWYC
Email Janetmarionjephcottkimpton@rocketmail.com for inquiries

[46 essex]
Mon April 10 2017
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
[46 essex]
Tue April 11 2017
Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble
6:00 pm
Have you ever wondered what an inter-generational jazz jam session would look and sound like? On April 11th the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble and the New Horizons Jazz Bands of Guelph will play some tunes for each other, then mix up their membership and jam out the night! Each group has been developing their own understanding of the jazz language since September. Some members are learning this language for the first time at 13 years of age and some at age 75, but all are experiencing the joy of making music together. At the core of music making is communication through listening and understanding what each other is saying/playing, all members work together regardless of age to create wonderful musical moments.
6:30pm, $PWYC @ door

[46 Essex]
Fri April 14 2017
The Long Dark Road Album Release Party
8:00 pm
The Long Dark Road is an audio experiment composed by Jeremy Cavan. It looks to combine the ethos and melody of punk and hardcore with black metal.

[46 essex]
Mon April 17 2017
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$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]
Fri April 21 2017
Silence Collective
12:00 pm
[46 essex]
Social Intuitive Drum Circle
3:00 pm
A fun, easygoing monthly social hand drumming circle for people of all abilities to create spirited, soulful music together. Led by Janet Jephcott.

The focus of this circle (besides having fun making good music of course!) is to feel that deeper connection of Soul within ourselves, with each other, and with our beautiful Mother Earth.

$10/PWYC
Email Janetmarionjephcottkimpton@rocketmail.com for inquiries

[46 essex]
Sun April 23 2017
Sonica with Gary
10:00 am
Sonica
Sound as blessing. Music as medicine.
$20
[46 essex]
The Silence Collective: A Fundraiser
4:00 pm
Featuring Jeff Bird, Adam Bowman, Gary Diggins, Daniel Fischlin, Lewis Melville, Georgia Simms and Tannis Slimmon.

On February 3, 2017, the Silence Collective was invited to represent the Canadian music scene at the GANGNEUNG Folk Art Festival, in the region of South Korea - the location that is hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The Collective played original music and interpreted music of Canadian artists such as Joni Mitchell and Greg Hoskins.Georgia Simms choreographed and performed several of the pieces.

"The Silence Collective: A Fundraiser" features performances based on the South Korean show.

Suggested donation: $20 and up

[46 essex]
Mon April 24 2017
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
[46 essex]
Wed April 26 2017
Foreign Resort
8:00 pm
The Foreign Resort

The Foreign Resort are Denmark’s finest musical export of post-punk and dark new wave. TFR combine the shadowy mysticism of The Cure’s Pornography era with a driving production aesthetic akin to LCD Soundsystem. Intricate reverb-enveloped guitar lines glide over Steffan Petersen’s motorik bass and Morten Hansen’s powerful drumming, all while Mikkel’s taut and sincere vocal delivery demand your attention.

Glass Apple Bonzai

“Glass Apple Bonzai” is the retro synth pop solo project of Canadian songwriter and producer Daniel X. Belasco (member of Defence Mechanism, MDM (Modern Digital Militia), Necromancers Union, and Everything is Totally Fucked). Bonzai’s sound is a grand departure from the industrial/EBM style of his other projects, focusing on more melodic, romantic, and personal content both lyrically and sonically, and wears its 80’s electronic influences on its sleeve without shame.

SLUTMOTHER

SLUTMOTHER is a Guelph/Toronto-based dark operatic/electronic project consisting of Alia Synesthesia (lead vocals/keys), Lady J.C. (backing vocals/keys), and Ashley Neuf-Onze (drums/bass). The band is committed to critiquing the discourses that frame and shame women through music and theatrical performance.[46 essex]
Thu April 27 2017
Fri April 28 2017
Scott Russell Concert
8:00 pm
"Russell's thought-provoking lyrics, skillful acoustic guitar work, and well
crafted arrangements blend smoothly to provide deeply satisfying listening
pleasure. If you like the song writing and technical brilliance of musicians
like Bruce Cockburn and Don Ross, you will certainly enjoy Russell Scott!
-Bob Froese, Organizer, Newmarket Main Street Folk and Blues Festival.

“The power with which one’s heart and spirit are called forth by Russell’s music belies any stylistic label, which might be applied to it. If this can be called performing, then it is performing of a very special sort. It is as if he is in each moment singing and playing from somewhere deep within the words and the tunes of the songs he so generously shares. And the resonances thus created flow out and equally enliven those who have joined with him as an audience. He’s no folk singer; he’s someone who lives deep within his spirit – deep within life -- and brings that out through this particular idiom.”
Michael Vesselago.
-The Gathering.

[46 essex]

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