Author Archives: Silence

ON NOW: A new exhibition with works from Lewis Melville’s series Cabinet of Curiosities: The (Non-Essential) Dance of Life and Jane Bowen’s Hemispheres and other works. All works for sale in the gallery or online by emailing info@silencesounds.ca This exhibition is accompanied by the Winter Carnival Concert Series. If you’d like to book an appointment to view the gallery email info@silencesounds.ca    

Silence and Backyard Concerts are thrilled to announce a series of pop-up concerts on Saturday Mornings at Silence this Winter. Each event will begin at 10am, so hit up the farmer’s market and come on down to take in the show. Due to COVID-19 seating will be limited so we are asking folks to reserve seating in advance. We will also accept walk-ins on a rotating 20-minute basis as long as we are under capacity. Proof of full vaccination is required for entry and masks must be worn at all times. Artists will be announced the week of each show. LIVE STREAMS WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA BACKYARD CONCERTS’ FACEBOOK PAGE Featured artists will include: Tannis Slimmon and Lewis Melville (hosts) Banjo Mechanics Allison Lupton and Tony McManus Katherine Wheatley Preetam Sengupta Hoofbeats Annie Sumi and Travis Knapp Shannon Kingsbury and Sophie Brown Dave Clark Ken Morris Jude Vadala Students from ICSI This pop-up concert series…

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We are thrilled to announce a pop-up series of six FREE outdoor shows (in the Silence parking lot starting at 11AM) on Market Saturdays featuring AMAZING musicians and artists from the Guelph community and beyond. Designed to celebrate how MUSIC has the power to bring us together, to transform, and to UPLIFT! … no matter how challenging the times.

Administrative Assistant 35 hours a week – 8 weeks – $14.25/hour Apply by May 16th, 2021 As this position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants must: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and, have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations The Administrative Assistant will be supervised by the Executive Director and will complete many of the tasks involved in event planning, communications, promotions, and client services. Key skills required for this position include teamwork, communication (both oral and written), organizational skills, knowledge of Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Drive), as…

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Facebook Twitter Chrome Considered to be the Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ Shub has undoubtedly pioneered a growing genre of electronic music since his initial start with internationally-acclaimed group A Tribe Called Red. Born Dan General, he is a Mohawk, turtle clan of the Six Nations of the Grand River located in Ontario, Canada. Since the creation of PowWowStep, he has grown more aware of the Indigenous way of life through his music, merging his heritage with his craft. “This style of music – there is so much culture in it, and that’s what makes it so original,” said DJ Shub. As a solo artist, DJ Shub released his first EP “PowWowStep” in 2016 and has since played some of the biggest music festivals in North America. He’s also been featured in a number of national media outlets. His song “Indomitable” was notably handpicked by Sacha Baron Cohen as the theme…

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Facebook Instagram Chrome Juno nominated Cris Derksen is an internationally respected Indigenous cellist and composer. In a world where almost everything — people, music, cultures — get labelled and slotted into simple categories, Cris Derksen represents a challenge. Originally from Northern Alberta, she comes from a line of chiefs from NorthTall Cree Reserve on her father’s side and a line of strong Mennonite homesteaders on her mother’s. Derksen braids the traditional and contemporary, weaving her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry together with new school electronics to create genre-defying music. As composer Derksen has a foot in many worlds. Her 2019 compositions include Maada’ookii Songlines, a Mass Choral piece for 250 singers commissioned by Luminato Festival; Rebellion, a short symphonic piece commissioned by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra; Iron Peggy, a theatre piece commissioned by the Vancouver Children’s Festival; and a new performance art piece commissioned by the National Art…

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Facebook Instagram Chrome The Nunnery is a solo act that creates meditative lush soundscapes with layered vocal loops and catchy hooks. The Nunnery combines her music with live projected visuals that creates an atmosphere beyond the walls. Donate to Hillside Donate to Silence February 5, 2021 by Silence 0 Upcoming Music DJ Shub Facebook Twitter Chrome Considered to be the Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ Shub has undoubtedly pioneered a growing genre of electronic music since his initial start with internationally-acclaimed group A Tribe Called Red. Born Dan General, he is a Mohawk, turtle clan of the Six Nations of the Grand River located in Ontario, Canada. Since the […] February 5, 2021 by Silence 0 Upcoming Music Cris Derksen Facebook Instagram Chrome Juno nominated Cris Derksen is an internationally respected Indigenous cellist and composer. In a world where almost everything — people, music, cultures — get labelled and slotted into…

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In June we released this statement in solidarity with the rising efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Movement for Black Lives. In it we detailed the commitments we were making to further aligning ourselves with an anti-racist framework. We recognize that this work is ongoing and will never be finished until all Black lives are free from racially motivated violence, descrimination and prejudice. In the spirit of accountability, we committed to providing an update on the commitments we made in our initial statement. As of this time, there is still a lot of work to do, and we anticipate that our list will continue to grow even as we make the changes we have listed. Here is the original list with updates:  We will implement mandatory annual anti-oppression training for all volunteers, board, and staff members. While some staff and board members have participated in online training,…

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Friday, December 4 – Mahlikah Awe:ri Haudenosaunee Kanien’kéhà:ka & Mi’kmaw L’sitkuk, Canadian Poet Of Honor, Mahlikah Awe:ri is an Artist For Social Change, “Shifting paradigms through Indigenized ways of knowing and being; while reimagining what it means to be “In-Relation”, to the Land and to each other”. Awe:ri is a nationally recognized Spoken Word Artist, Arts Educator, Musician, Land Defender & Water Protector, Public Speaker, Performance Artist, Curator and Afro-Indigenous Futurist Writer & Digital Artist, who was awarded the 2019-2020 Paula Fund for the development of new works for younger audiences for her acclaimed solo work Tionnhéhkwen Tionnká:non (Our Sustenance Our Medicines). Mahlikah is currently based in Sewatokwa’tshera’t Wampum, Tsi Tkarón:to, Oniatarí:io, Kanata, as the acting Deputy Director of Programming for Neighbourhood Impact at the Centre of Learning & Development in Regent Park, Founding member of Red Slam, an Indigenous Art 4 Social Change Movement, Prologue To The Performing Arts…

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https://youtu.be/DCrisCP4QAk Friday, November 20 – Andrew Craig Andrew Craig creates and performs original music, writes plays, directs music, theatre and festivals, produces audio and video, and teaches. He’s worked with Molly Johnson, Wynton Marsalis, Measha Bruggergosman and Jackie Richardson, opened for Bobby McFerrin, directed tributes to Oscar Peterson and Quincy Jones, and performed twice for Nelson Mandela.

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