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Found December 17, 2018 – “Silence Sounds is an artist-owned creative and community space founded in 2012 in Guelph, providing a unique space for the creation of inventive contemporary music and ambient sound art pieces. The fully-accessible performance space partners with local organizations such as the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, the Guelph Jazz Festival, and the Black Heritage Society to present more than 150 annual concerts, art performance exhibitions, and workshops, including live music performances by classical, folk, alternative, jazz, and world music artists. Risk-taking and experimental works are encouraged, with an emphasis on improvisational music and sound pieces. The nonprofit organization has also produced several albums of past artist work and held community-based Morning Music improv sessions weekly at its studio since 2012.”

August 23, 2018 – The Observer The Art of Butterflies exhibit at Silence Sounds in Guelph is collaborating with the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and artist Nik Harron to create a unique experience for every audience member. This will be done through various art forms, all inspired by butterflies. Read more here.

May 22, 2018 – Guelph Mercury Tribune A street parade is part of The Crossings Project music event this weekend in Guelph. Silence, in collaboration with the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) and the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG), is presenting The Crossings Project – Exile, Exodus, and Transformation on May 26, from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event begins at Silence (46 Essex St.) and ends at Heritage Hall (83 Essex St.), with a street parade in between. Read more here.

May 7, 2018 – Guelph Today Silence: Guelph’s portal for adventurous new sound events, in collaboration with the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) and the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG), presents The Crossings Project – Exile, Exodus, and Transformation on May 26, 7-10:30 p.m., beginning at Silence and ending at Heritage Hall, with a street parade between the two venues. Read more here.

May 2, 2018 – Guelph Today Youth in the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) will have an incredible opportunity to be among the first students to experience a new program launching this summer. The experiential program, The Art and Science of Experiencing Music, was developed by Guelph CVI math and physics teacher Chandra Boon. The purpose of the course is for students to delve into the experience of music by designing and building a device that makes sound. Read the full article here.

  April 24, 2018 – Guelph Bugle World jazz band So Long Seven returns to Silence, Guelph for CD/vinyl release! On Saturday, May 5, So Long Seven will return to the intimate environment of Silence for their CD/vinyl release. No strangers to Guelph, two years ago they performed on Guelph Jazz Festival’s main outdoor stage as well as at Hillside Festival. The band’s banjo player Tim Posgate with Andrew Downing (cello) were a featured act in last year’s first Guelph Banjo Fest. Read the full article here.

April 13, 2018 – Guelph Today A pair of organizations in Guelph got some much-welcome funding on Friday. 10C Shared Space on Carden Street received just under $120,000 for capital work for its commercial community kitchen and Silence, the music and art performance and practice space on Essex Street received $45,000 for recording, lighting and back-line music equipment. Read the full article here.

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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October 2017 – Venture Guelph Silence: Guelph’s Portal for Adventurous New Sound Events is pleased to announce its new Open Night series. Open Jam is held on the 1st Wednesday of every month and Silence welcomes all musicians and skill levels. Open Mic is held on the 3rd Wednesday, and open to all media such as poetry, music, dance-anything is possible! The cost is pay-what-you-can. Sign up is 6:00-6:30 PM and performances from 7:00-9:00 PM. Musicians, artists of all kinds and spectators are welcome!

September 26, 2017 – Guelph Mercury An acclaimed musical cocreated by Juno-nominee Khari Wendell McClelland and Project: Humanity’s Andrew Kushnir is coming to Silence in Guelph this Thursday, Sept. 28. Freedom Singer is described in a news release as a rare musical journey through the history of the Underground Railroad and the songs that carried freedom seekers northward to Canada. Performed by McClelland along with Juno nominee Toronto soul singer Tanika Charles and acclaimed Vancouver guitarist Noah Walker, the production was inspired by McClelland’s effort to retrace the steps of his great-great-great grandmother Kizzy.Read the full article here.