2014-15 Concert Season

2014-15 Concert Season

Curious, remarkable, and profound, GroundSwell’s 2014-15 season brings you heightened experiences, unique sound worlds and the best new music from Winnipeg and around the world. Featuring captivating performances by Eve Egoyan, Montreal’s fiery Ensemble Transmission, Australian virtuoso Peter Sheridan and collaborations with Cluster Festival, send + receive, and aceartinc, this is a season you won’t want to miss!

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GroundSwell 2014-15 Concert Season
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Virtuous Monsters

Virtuous Monsters: Ensemble Transmission en concert
Monday, October 6, 2014, 8pm
Centre culturel franco-manitobain

Devotion

Devotion: Live Electronics & the Limits of Perception
Monday, October 27, 2014, 8pm
Centre culturel franco-manitobain

Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre: WSO Winds in Full Spectrum Colour
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Folklore
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

Simple Lines of Enquiry
Friday, February 27, 2015, 8pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

Music for a Lost Planet

Music For A Lost Planet: New Depths in Low Flutes
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

 

Virtuous Monsters

Virtuous Monsters

Monday, October 6, 2014, 8pm
Centre culturel franco-manitobain
340 Provencher Blvd.

Montreal supergroupe Ensemble Transmission opens our 2014-15 season with a flourish of French music from Québec and France including bold works by Claude Vivier, André Ristic and 20th-Century titans Pierre Boulez and Tristan Murail. Described as “a motley crew of six incredible performers… 2 blowers (flute/clarinet), 2 bowers (violin/cello), and 2 bangers (percussion/piano)”, Transmission will astound you with their fierce energy and creativity.

Ensemble Transmission est en fait une sorte de « super groupe » formé de virtuoses qui veulent transmettre leur passion pour les musiques nouvelles – Voir Montréal

Curator: Gordon Fitzell

Ensemble Transmission

Featuring: Alain Giguère, Julien Grégoire, Lori Freedman, Guy Pelletier, Brigitte Poulin, Julie Trudeau

Tickets
$24.50 Adults | $19.50 Seniors | $13.50 Students

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Devotion

Devotion

Monday, October 27, 2014, 8pm
Centre culturel franco-manitobain
340 Provencher Blvd.

Fusing the borders between concerto and chamber music, Devotion will take you on a musical odyssey where solo performances are extended with live electronics by Winnipeg’s Örjan Sandred and Swedish composer Per Mårtensson. Subtle musical gestures and virtuosic fireworks are taken to new heights, putting the listener in the middle of the musical action. The concert culminates in a special performance of Pierre Boulez’s exquisite Anthèmes II by brilliant Winnipeg violinist Oleg Pokhanovski.

Guest Curator: Örjan Sandred

Featuring: Anders Jonhäll Per Mårtensson, Oleg Pokhanovski, Örjan Sandred

Tickets
$24.50 Adults | $19.50 Seniors | $13.50 Students

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Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre

Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Ave.

Timber Timbre dives into the vibrant world of the woodwind quintet. Winnipeg’s top players perform a program of compelling new music for winds, including György Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles and György Kurtág’s Fúvósötös, op. 3, as well as Whirls World, an influential work by Danish composer Per Nørgård. Set in the magnificent and reverberant atrium of the WAG, this concert will highlight the magic and colour of the modern woodwind quintet.

Curator: Michael Matthews

Timber Timbre

Featuring: Alex Eastley, Patricia Evans, Micah Heilbrunn, Layla Roberts, Beverly Wang

Tickets
$24.50 Adults | $19.50 Seniors | $13.50 Students

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Eve Egoyan

Eve Egoyan

We present concert pianist Eve Egoyan, one of Canada’s most revered musicians, for the first time in Winnipeg, performing a pair of distinct concerts:

Folklore
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8pm                                                
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave.

A showcase of Eve’s astonishing range in four contrasting works by James Tenney, Per Nørgård, Linda Smith and Michael Finnissy. Throughout, Eve investigates the notion of musical layers from every angle – weaving voices in waves of shifting density, singing lines through rich harmonies, stacking simultaneous musical gestures.

Simple Lines of Enquiry
Friday, February 27, 2015, 8pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave.

An eloquent and quietly emotional convergence of music and images, Eve performs Ann Southam’s transcendental work for solo piano alongside David Rokeby’s extraordinary video Machine for Taking Time. The stillness and intimacy of Eve’s performance will invite listeners’ into an environment of deep listening and contemplation.

Eve Egoyan

Egoyan’s take on new works is stunning… the spaces in between the notes were still charged with presence…I even found myself confusing sound with touch. – The Globe and Mail

Curator: Jim Hiscott

Tickets

$24.50 Adults | $19.50 Seniors | $13.50 Students

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Music For A Lost Planet

Music for a Lost Planet

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8pm
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave.

Our 24th concert season ends on a high note with the mysterious soundscape of low flutes. Australia-based flautist Peter Sheridan performs an unusual concert of works from all over the world composed for an array of “low flutes” (from alto flute to the extremely rare subcontrabass flute). Known for his virtuosic command of these instruments, Sheridan will perform both as a soloist and in duet with some of Winnipeg’s finest – including a special premiere for bass flute and piano interior by Diana McIntosh.

Curator: Diana McIntosh

Lost planet

Featuring: Peter Sheridan, Diana McIntosh, Robin McMillan, Laurel Ridd

Tickets
$24.50 Adults | $19.50 Seniors | $13.50 Students

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GroundSwell Radio

Vintage Radio by Marco Oliveira
Vintage Radio by Marco Oliveira

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Ken Gregory: fire river plane stone

Boreal forest

Ken Gregory
fire river plane stone:
Boreal Moments Unheard and Imagined
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 7pm
Free admission
ace art gallery, 2nd floor – 290 McDermot Ave.

Discover what lies underneath sounds – the space in between and elements unheard. Inspired by trips into the Boreal forest, multidisciplinary artist Ken Gregory presents an immersive audio installation designed to bring the act of listening into focus. Are you hearing what I am hearing? This installation seeks to engage our sense of hearing as the primary sense and challenge our perception of the natural world.

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