First and Third Wednesday of every month
Calling beginning, intermediate and advanced artists, poets, musicians, magicians (and more!) to come out and perform on the third Wednesday of every month! Sign up at Silence starts at 6:30 PM, with the performance between 7:00-9:00 PM. Silence provides P.A., piano, drum kit, mics, bongos and atmosphere!
All ages, PWYC.
Interested in performing as a featured guest? Email email@example.com
Every Monday 9:30 – 11:30
Please join us every Monday morning at 9:30 AM for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
In various unpredictable combinations, the sounds of a saxophone French horn or shakuhachi might mingle with a terz guitar, voice, bass clarinet, hurdy gurdy, glockenspeil, a vintage analogue sampling sequencer, a banged-up baritone, a trombone, or a homemade DIY instrument.
Within moments the cinder block walls and exposed I-beams are dripping with resonant exudates of fiery imaginations, creative passion, and residual caffeine. Spontaneous song, poetry, and movement regularly erupt. Rules are regularly broken. Much laughter occurs. And tension and dissonance add urgency to the proceedings.”
Last Sunday of every month
2:30 pm – 4 pm
$15 suggestion donation or PWYC
After hosting two concerts in Guelph, featuring the poetry of Rumi, I now appreciate that many Canadian only know Mowlavi’s poetry (Rumi). Iran, however, boasts dozens of poets, some dating back thousands of years. These poems are still familiar to Persians and especially musicians. In this spirit, it is worth noting that a carpet in the United Nations building is adorned with a famous poem by Saadi Shirazi. The poem is: “Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain.” Once a month, beginning in October, I want to share my artistic culture with the community of Guelph. During these Sunday afternoons, I will play and sing music, as well as read translations of great Persian poets.
I hope you can join me.