Author Archives: Silence

August 10, 2019 – Doors 7PM – Show 8PM – Tickets $10

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July 3-25, 2019 As an artist who divides his time between illustration, music,and writing, drawing for me is a meditative and playfulexercise that allows me to both concentrate on the form anddetail of a subject and to contemplate its nature andbeauty—to look closely, to study, and to imagine. Inspired by the works of the naturalist painter John JamesAudubon and the whimsical notebook renderings ofLeonardo da Vinci, my visual work attempts to capture theiconic quality of a subject and to express the wonder inherentin the ordinary. Each piece in this series began with a pencil sketch on a birchpanel which was then outlined and coloured with inks,marker and coloured pencil. I have shown at the Riverdale Art Walk in Toronto, at theebar, the ACE show, and most recently at Art on the Street.

Silence Presents: Eguiluz Trio Monday, June 24, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8:00 PM Tickets: $15 With Ontologies, Géraldine Eguiluz and her accomplices, violist Jean René and bassist Stéphane Diamantakiou, interrogate the very nature of being. Nine musical drawings are at the root of this twelve-part work, which is further animated by diverse influences: Quantum physics, the symbolic language of biology, and the YI King. This trio, between its silences, pursues a musical equilibrium with the sacred numerological implications of multiples of three and the Holy Trinity. It balances the intimacy of chamber music; the folk-music earthiness of the Bulgarian flute, kalimba and guitar; and the strength and vulnerability of the pocket trumpet, two male voices, and one female voice. The trio evokes the cosmos within the freedom of listening without intention and of playing away from the roots of tonality. These are spontaneous, improvised compositions…

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Thursday August 1, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM Mingjia (pronounced MING-jee-yah) is a vocalist, improviser, composer, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, & active contributor to the ever-growing Toronto arts scene. Recognized for her technical & stylistic versatility as a vocalist & her fresh sound as a composer, Mingjia has performed with, composed for & recorded with a plethora of musical groups. These include her own group the Tortoise Orchestra, as well as James Fernando, the science of what ?, David Occhipinti, Juliet Palmer, GREX (led by Alex Samaras), Pleasurecraft, SonuSkapos Jazz Orchestra, Obsolete Vernacular, Makes Shapes, Celeste, Andi, & more. She has performed at various venues and festivals across Canada, China & the United States, & has produced 2 releases as a band leader. Feel Seen, her most recent EP, is described by the WholeNote as “beautiful, mature and exceptionally coherent”. A graduate & the Oscar Peterson Prize recipient of Humber College’s Bachelor of…

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Wednesday June 26, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Doors and sign-up at 6:30 PMEvent at 7:00 PM $5/PWYC 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!

Every Monday 12:00-1:00 PM Cost: $10-15 suggested donation. 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. Registration: No pre-registration necessary. You can email me (jane@janelewis.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.

First and Third Wednesday of every month 7:00-9:00 PM 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 odesiasilence@gmail.com

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.

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Doors at 6:30 PM Event at 7:00 PM, beginning at Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph Tickets $25 available at Eventbrite. Silence gratefully acknowledges funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Guelph Community Foundation’s Musagetes Fund and the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. The Crossing Project is a collaboration between Silence, the Guelph Black Heritage Society and the Art Gallery of Guelph. The event is a musical and community-oriented acknowledgement of the millions of Africans who were abducted and enslaved during the trans-Atlantic slave trade (approximately 1526-1867). Through perseverance and courage, many families and individuals moved up the Underground Railroad and settled in the Guelph area. The event includes a transformative journey towards a common knowledge about the Guelph community and its historical roots, featuring the musical talents of Andrew Craig and Tabby Johnson; a creative multimedia exhibition by the Art Gallery of Guelph and the Guelph Black…

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We are so appreciative of the generosity shown by the incredible artists who have contributed works to the Silence Auction. As a presenter and producer of artists and musicians, Silence values the talent, time, and dedication to their work that goes into each piece and the care and consideration it takes to decide to donate a work is not lost on us. Thank you, thank you, thank you. For inquiries about the works please email info@silencesounds.ca For tickets to the Auction click here. Ron Shuebrook – Stufa #4, 2007 15.75” x 12.5” Watercolour Value: $2,500 Minimum Bid: 850.00 Eileen McArthur – Flowers 1, 2017 Oil on Copper, 16’’ x 24’’ Value: $2000 Minimum Bid: 300.00 Patrick Cruz – Lover’s Choice, 2019 Marker on Canvas, 16” x 11” Value: $500 Minimum $250 Susan Dobson – Mexico Manuscripts, 2016 Archival Pigment Print 20” x 23” Minimum Bid: 300.00 Ted Fullerton – Lotus Eaters #9, 2002 24” x 24”Value: $2100. Minimum…

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