2023 - 2024 Events
GroundSwell—Learn: education & outreach activity
A highlight for 2023-24 will appear in our dis/Organized Sound Series. This year, GroundSwell offers its audience free, pre-concert Soundwalks at three of its shows. “A soundwalk is any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is an exploration of our ear/environment relationship, unmediated by microphones, headphones and recording equipment. It is an exploration of what the ‘naked ear’ hears and how we relate and react to it. A soundwalk opens our ears to the sounding details of a place and listeners notice the unique soundscape characteristics of a location.” [Gabriel Villota Toyos, Soundwalking as Ecological Practice]
GroundSwell is offering guided Soundwalks in three different locations on October 11, 2023, April 30 and May 22, 2024. Join Dr. Suzu Enns, instrumentalist, clinician and community music facilitator for pre-concert Soundwalks, starting at 6:30PM (weather permitting). See gswell.ca for details.
GroundSwell is planning creative education projects with children and youth in collaboration with the WSO’s Sistema Winnipeg and the Louis Riel School Division. There will also be a range of sessions for students at the Desautels Faculty of Music as well as our usual partnerships with send + receive: a festival of sound and the Winnipeg Film Group.
2022 - 2023 Events
Send+Receive October 8th 2022
Our October 8th concert features Japanese instrument builder and sound artist FUJI||||||||||TA, as well as the duo of Greek composer Yannis Kyriakides and guitarist Andy Moor, who continue their exploration of Greek rebetika. For their performance of Orbital, Moor and Kyriakides are joined by Theresa Thordarson (piano); Ben Reimer (vibraphone); Gage Salnikowski (violin); Nathan Krahn (cello); and Jennifer Thiessen (viola).
Presented in collaboration with Send + Receive
Education & Outreach Events 2021-2022
including partnerships with:
SEPTEMBER 1 – OCTOBER 3, 2021
IN COLLABORATION WITH WINNIPEG FILM GROUP
NOVEMBER 12 – 14
NOVEMBER 13, 2021
PRESENTED BY FLIPSIDE OPERA AND ART SONG COLLECTIVE
NOVEMBER 19 & 20, 2021
PRESENTED BY WINNIPEG CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY FEATURING EMMA RUSH
may 7, 2022
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VIDEOPOOL
JUNE 3 & 4
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WINNIPEG FILM GROUP
JUNE 19 & 23
Past Learn Events
GroundSwell in collaboration with Winnipeg Film Group presents Los Hermanos – The Brothers
June 19 & 22, 2022
Örjan Sandred and Max Sandred | Sonic Trails: Lockdown
“Sonic Trails : Lockdown” is a multimedia installation reflecting on a city in Covid-19 lockdown.
Halifax-based guitarist Emma Rush was in Winnipeg as a guest of the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society on May 14, 2022. Over the past decade, Ms Rush has established herself as one of Canada’s preeminent classical guitarists. Known for her innovative programming and powerful stage presence, along with her warm sound and virtuosic technique.
FRESH BLOOD PROJECT 2 📅 NOVEMBER 13, 2021 | 7 PM 📍 CRESCENT FORT ROUGE UNITED CHURCH 🗺️ 525 WARDLAW AVENUE 🎥 LIVESTREAM OPTION As
GroundSwell will support composer and violist Melody McKiver to work with students and musicians of the WSO’s Sistema Program.
BLOODY JACK IN COLLABORATION WITHFLIPSIDE OPERA & ART SONG COLLECTIVE LIMITED PRIVATE SCREENING: friday, november 19, 2021 | 7pm LITTLE BROWN JUG 336 WILLIAM AVENUE