|“evocative … exquisite … elegant” —The Globe and Mail
“a moody chiaroscuro of sound” —The Los Angeles Times
“philosophical” —The New York Times
“atmospherically internalised” —BBC Music Magazine
“uniquely imaginative" —SOCAN Words & Music
|Education||B.Mus. (Brandon), M.Mus. (Alberta), Ph.D. (British Columbia); Professor|
|Awards and Recognition||
In 2015 Gordon was nominated for a JUNO Award in the category Classical Composition of the Year (for the large chamber work Magister Ludi, recorded by the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) on the Centrediscs label).
Gordon is the recipient of numerous commissions, grants and awards. In 2011 he was presented with the Rh Award for Creative Works.
|Ongoing Research & Creative Activity||Gordon is regularly invited to speak at a wide range of public events. Recent engagements include McNally Robinson Booksellers’ Meet the Composer Series (Winnipeg), UCSD’s Cross-Disciplinary Projects (San Diego), and the University of Birmingham’s COMPASS Forum Series (UK).|
|In the Faculty||Gordon teaches a variety of music theory and composition courses and leads the eXperimental Improv Ensemble (XIE), a collaborative interdisciplinary performance group. Recent collaborations include projects with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, GroundSwell, Cinémathèque, and Amnesty International. The XIE also hosts Jamming the Dragon, an open stage for improvised experimental music.|
In 2010 Dr. Fitzell was honoured with the Rh Award for Creative Works. The Rh Award honours researchers for current success and future research advancements. Read more about it here!
Personal website: www.artmusicpromotion.org
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Listen to the Artist
In the News:
• Partridge, G., P. Irani, G. Fitzell. “Let Loose with WallBalls: A Collaborative Tabletop Instrument for Tomorrow,” New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. June 2009.
• Fitzell, G. “Riding the Dragon: Toward a Pedagogy of Free Musical Improvisation,” in eContact!, 10.4, Canadian Electroacoustic Community. October 2008.