GroundSwell

Competitions

GroundSwell Emerging Canadian Composers Competition: Submission deadline: Friday, October 7th, 2016 [APPLY HERE]
GroundSwell is thrilled to partner with the Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival and Montreal’s Quasar Saxophone Quartet for the second national edition of our biennial emerging composition competition.

Coming Up

The next event is Celebration Penderecki on October 14, 2016.

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Twenty­-five years ago, three separate new music series united to form GroundSwell—and we’re still going strong! Over the years, our four Artistic Directors have presented a staggering variety of unique concerts featuring small and large ensembles, experimental music and interactive electronics, as well as theatrical, multi­media and dance productions. We have premiered numerous works in a host of different and sometimes unusual venues across Winnipeg. We have also toured across Canada and to New York City, and presented at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the WSO’s New Music Festival.  We’re looking forward with great anticipation and excitement to sharing our very special 25th-anniversary celebratory season with you.

Gordon Fitzell, Jim Hiscott, Michael Matthews,
and Diana McIntosh—GroundSwell Artistic Directorate

Celebration-Penderecki

Celebration
Penderecki

Curator Diana McIntosh

Friday, October 14, 2016 8pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, U of W, 515 Portage Ave.

ensemble-mosaik

ensemble
mosaik

Curator Michael Matthews

Friday, February 10, 2017 8pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, U of W, 515 Portage Ave.

Instruments-of-Happiness

Instruments of
Happiness

Curator Gordon Fitzell

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8pm
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Ave.

Monde

Monde

Curator Jim Hiscott

Thursday, May 4, 2017 8pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, U of W, 515 Portage Ave.

Special Events

In addition to our regular season concerts, GroundSwell is pleased to present five special events.

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Co-presented with the Winnipeg Film Group

Thursday & Friday, October 6 & 7 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9 7pm

Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St.

Tommy Davis

Co-presented with the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:30pm
Eva Clare Hall, U of M, 65 Dafoe Rd.—Free Admission

Manitoba <3 Montreal

Thursday, November 3, 2016 9pm
The Good Will, 625 Portage Ave.—gswell.ca for ticket info

Panic Room: Quasar

Co-presented with the Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival

Saturday, March 18, 2017 8pm
Rachel Browne Theatre, 211 Bannatyne Ave.
$10 Student / $15 Adult

jef chippewa & LUX:NM

Co-presented with the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:30pm
Eva Clare Hall, U of M, 65 Dafoe Rd.—Free Admission