GroundSwell presents the best new music from Winnipeg and around the world.



Sign up for our Newsletter!


GroundSwell is a Winnipeg-based new music organization that presents work in three related series: GroundSwell Live (live concerts of new music from around the world); GroundSwell-Learn (a wide range of outreach and educational activities); and GroundSwell-Linked (radio and online events).
For over three decades, GroundSwell has presented innovative public events combining new music, dance, and theatre.  GroundSwell commissions new work from Canadian and international composers, hires artists from across Canada, the USA and Europe, and engages with its audience through innovative outreach and educational initiatives. 
GroundSwell’s Permanent and Guest Curators collaborate every year to craft seasons with diversity and aesthetic variety. GroundSwell’s mission is to present, create and advocate for a wide range of contemporary music in innovative and exciting ways.

What's coming up!

GS4: Plasma Waves and Fireflies

What do Persian folk music, Lake of the Woods and the Voyager spacecraft have in common? They’ll all be cheek-a-jowl in Plasma Waves and Fireflies, an exciting and dynamic evening of new chamber music for brass quintet and percussion.

GS4: Soundwalk

We will have a soundwalk before our next concert. Please visit for information.

GroundSwell Learn:

The students of College Pierre Elliott Trudeau are writing a brand new piece for concert band to be premiered at GS4: Plasma Waves & Fireflies. The creation of the new work is being facilitated by composer Kenley Kristopherson and band director Brady Gill.

Visit our Archives for over 30 years of New Music

Have a look around! 

More about Us