Dr. Gordon Fitzell

BIO
Dr. Gordon Fitzell joined the faculty in 2005. He served as Associate Dean from 2013-2016, and currently teaches composition and experimental improvisation. As a composer, Dr. Fitzell has worked with a wide range of artists including Ensemble Mosaik (Germany), Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (France), and Trio Fibonacci (Canada). His music has been conducted by Robert Aitken, Daniel Kawka, Véronique Lacroix, Reinbert de Leeuw and Bramwell Tovey, and has been performed at international festivals including the Tanglewood Music Festival (USA), the Pan Music Festival (South Korea), and the Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Germany). Gordon’s compositions are featured on a number of albums, including GRAMMY-winning and JUNO-nominated recordings. In addition to concert music he has presented sound installations in North America and Europe, and produced recordings for other artists. Since 2009 he has served as Artistic Co-Director of Winnipeg’s new music organization GroundSwell.


EDUCATION
B.Music (Brandon)
M.Music (Alberta)
Ph.D. (British Columbia)


AWARDS
In 2010 Dr. Fitzell received the Rh Award for Creative Works, and in 2018 he was elected to the College of the Royal Society of Canada.


PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
As a live electronics artist Dr. Fitzell has performed with Eighth Blackbird at The Kitchen in New York, with Tommy Davis at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in England, and with New Music Concerts at the Music Gallery in Toronto. His music has been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, BBC Music Magazine and The Globe and Mail.


ONGOING RESEARCH / CREATIVE WORKS
In addition to his work as a composer, Dr. Fitzell has published several journals articles, most recently in Circuit: Musiques contemporaines. He has also presented conference papers and spoken about his own music in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.

 




IN THE FACULTY
Professor of Composition
Director of eXperimental Improv Ensemble (XIE)


CONTACT
Room 421 Taché Hall
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB.  R3T 2N2
Canada
Phone: 204-474-7281
Email: Gordon.Fitzell@umanitoba.ca
http://www.artmusicpromotion.org/