Author Archives: Silence

Electric Gas March 30, 2018 ‘Electric Gas’ is a Kitchener / Guelph based songwriting duo consisting of Jay Carraro and Chris Dallan. Silence Presents: Zero Point March 25 Zero Point’s music is entirely improvised, sometimes giving the impression of a known melody or a sound mass, similar to what the spectral music can evoke. Just like Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler and Eric Dolphy the musicians of this band can also be deeply anchored in the tradition of blues and bebop, which resurfaces in a pictorial and contrapuntal way. Silence Presents: Ben Rosenblum Trio Featuring Sam Kirmayer: “Instead” Tour March 18, 2018 Ben Rosenblum Trio featuring Sam Kirmayer: “Instead” Tour Award-winning New York City jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum and his trio team up with Montreal native guitarist Sam Kirmayer for a concert that is part collaboration and part celebration of Ben’s most recent album, Instead. Silence Presents: Avi Granite: 6 March 17, 2018…

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March 23 – April 19, 2018 Living in downtown Guelph, Dianne works mostly in acrylics with some mixed media. Her work has been featured in juried art shows such as Insights Art Show 2016 & 2015 as well as Wellington Artists Gallery 2015 & 2014. Diane attended Sheridan College for art fundamentals and graphic design. Painting in an impressionist style, Dixi lets the paint and image guide her work, she enjoys exploring the possibilities and challenges of different mediums. Dixi was born into a family of artists and has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. However, life happened and it is only now in retirement that she has found the time and freedom to fulfill her passion for painting.

Opening Reception March 8, 2018

Silence Presents: Corey Gulkin with Missy Bauman and JoJo Worthington February 24, 2018 Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Corey Gulkin,(formerly Corinna Rose), was named for the Bob Dylan version of an old folksong. However, upon first listen to her upcoming release, All the Things I’ll Forget, you will hear more of the influence of Owen Pallett or Joanna Newsom. Missy Bauman blends the traditional values of folk with an alternative edge to create “dreamy drug folk” – a free spirited trouble maker fighting for peace and change. JoJo Worthington is [A soft tour-de-force, the grand echo from the small sound, a burst of light from the centre of the room] Three in the Round February 16, 2018 “Three In the Round” was born out of a series of Folk/Trad concerts held at Cambridge’s McDougall Cottage.  Bob MacLean, former Musician In Residence at McDougall, assembled a series of evening programs at McDougall with his…

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Silence Presents: Il-Dong Bae and Dong-Won Kim January 24, 2018 Il-Dong Bae is highly regarded as one of Korea’s finest p’ansori singers. He has performed numerous concerts both internationally and within Korea. His extraordinary life story is featured in the documentary, Intangible Asset Number 82. Dong-Won Kim is a Korean percussionist, vocalist, composer, and improviser. He has played in Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and has studied Korean traditional music since 1984. Dong-Won Kim has performed at the Guelph JazzFest and was artists in residence at the University of Guelph. Silence Presents: Larnell Lewis & Rich Brown with Jason Raso January 20, 2018 Over the past two decades, eight albums and countless live performances, Jason Raso has shown that he not only has the skills to pay the bills, but more often than not, enough musical currency left over at the end of the month to make good on…

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January 31 – February 15, 2018

January 9 – January 26, 2018 Aggie McCormack is currently completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at the University of Guelph. She has exhibited her work at a number of galleries and competitions in Ontario including Boarding House Gallery, Owen Sound Celebrates: The Banner Project, The Schomberg Village Street Gallery Juried Art Show, and River Gallery, Guelph.

December 2017 – Venture Guelph Silence: Guelph’s Portal For Adventurous New Sound Events is proud to host a stop on Daniel Champagne’s North American tour. The concert will be held February 1, 2018 at 46 Essex Street. This dynamic live performer hails from Australia, where he picked up a guitar at the age of five and has been writing songs and performing since the age of twelve. He has since been on multiple tours around the world, playing in venues in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia. His festival track record includes California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams,…

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James Gordon and Jeff Bird: 40 Years Down In The Folk Mines Sunday November 26, 2017 Yes, it was 40 years ago that two young U of G students met in the Carden Street Cafe, (which James happened to own )- and they started a musical friendship that has endured. They played as a duo for a year, then with Randy Sutherland formed Tamarack. Jeff left that band to join Cowboy Junkies, which is still going strong, and he’s played on many of James’ solo projects over the years. This anniversary concert will feature music that spans their entire musical journey together, along with road stories, surprises, and a stage-full of instruments. This promises to be a memorable evening! Onion Honey and Shawna Caspi with Special Guest Keenan Reimer-Watts Sunday November 19, 2017 Onion Honey makes folk music, sharp and sweet and mixed in are banjo and mandolin, washboard and…

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November 22 – December 20 Please join us at our 1st Annual Juried Miniature Exhibition as we celebrate the artworks of local and regional artists! All works of art are no larger than 6 x 6 inches!