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




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!

Linked: Complete Live Concert Videos

Starting in December we're be posting the live concert videos of GS1. GS2, GS3 & GS4 on GS Linked!

biennial Emerging Composers Competition

The competition is open to Canadian composers under 30 years of age! The deadline to apply is April 15, 2023. There is no application fee and the winner will compose a new work for Vancouver-based pianist Corey Hamm.

GS 6: Hard Thread Collective: Bloody Jack

April 27, 2023 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium, 730pm. Please join co-producers GroundSwell and Flipside Opera for the world premiere of Michael Matthews’ major song cycle Bloody Jack, fourteen song settings of poetry by Dennis Cooley, taken from his 1984 book of the same name.

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