SOUND & SILENCE
Experiments in Contemplative Music
and Contemplative Silence
Thursdays, 7pm, at Canterbury House (721 E Huron St, Ann Arbor)
Simple soup supper to follow
Every religious tradition has a relationship with silence. Even a secular perspective on the world can find studies noting the benefits of meditation and mindfulness.
Come join a diverse and growing community of people who have in common an interest in engaging the practice of silence in a group setting.
Our weekly community will decide the details of our gatherings (what music we may experiment with, length of silence, etc) together and will likely shift over time as we find a rhythm.
Guest Artist Showcase
Monthly we will have an artist showcase playing with the themes of contemplative music, contemplative silence, and how music can prepare us for an encounter with silence. In the past these performances have ranged from drone music, to an improvised string quartet, to a violin piece with a backtrack made in part from the sounds of ice cracking on the Great Lakes.
On October 27, Ana Hernandez will be joining us from New York, leading a night of improvised song and chant. Come learn how song can be a tool for bringing ourselves closer to stillness and connecting us more deeply to one another.
Previous Guest Artists
September 2022 - Jacob Rogers, "The Book of Order"
April 2022 - Matthew Dallas, "Tower Hill"
March 2022 - Cameron Wilson, "Songs from the Paper Birch"
February 2022 - Kaysen Mortensen-Chown
November 2021 - Akari Komura, "In the Language of the Bloom"
October 2021 - Chris Sies