Composer Gordon Fitzell has worked with a diverse range of ensembles including BIT20 Ensemble (Norway), eighth blackbird (USA), ensemble mosaik (Germany), Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (France), PianOrquestra (Brazil), and Trio Fibonacci (Canada). His music has been conducted by Robert Aitken, Daniel Kawka, Véronique Lacroix, Reinbert de Leeuw and Bramwell Tovey, and has been performed at international festivals such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (England), the Pan Music Festival (South Korea), the Tanglewood Music Festival (USA), and the Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Germany).
His compositions are featured on various albums, including GRAMMY-winning, JUNO-nominated and West Coast Music Award-nominated recordings. In addition to concert music, he has presented sound installations in North America and Europe, and produced recordings for other artists.
Fitzell teaches composition and directs the eXperimental Improv Ensemble (XIE) at the University of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music in Winnipeg. He is a regular curator of concert events, ranging from chamber music to multimedia presentations. He has been an Artistic Co-Director of Groundswell since 2009.