Silence Presents: Susanna Hood’s Packet Trio

Silence Presents: Susanna Hood’s Packet Trio

September 3, 2022

Doors 7:30 PM Show 8:00 PM

Silence Presents provides an accessible venue for touring and professional artists to perform for the Guelph community.

Montreal-based bandleader and vocalist-dancer, Susanna Hood, along with the superb Toronto-based musicians, Tania Gill (piano) and Kayla Milmine (soprano saxophone) bring poet, Judith Malina and composer, Steve Lacy’s “Packet” suite to life through sound and movement. At the heart of the suite, a provocation: the emotional, embodied, unfettered female voice. Heart-felt, yet unsentimental, these eight songs hold no punches as they bring voice to a woman’s later life, grappling with imperfection, sexism, paradox, grit, beauty, regret, invisibility, death and love.

“Remarkably, Susanna Hood proves to be impeccable when it comes to interpreting Steve Lacy’s repertoire of magnificent songs. Her voice, expressive and sumptuous, makes us favorably forget the interpretations of Irene Aebi, Lacy’s collaborator and first interpreter of his songs.” – Montreal drummer, Michel F Côté