Redshift Music Society is a Vancouver-based organization dedicated to bringing the music of living composers to the general public through innovative production, site-specific performance, and new media. Since our founding in 2001, we have premiered hundreds of new works by Canadian and international composers in collaboration with some of the world’s boldest and most inventive performers, ensembles, and collectives. Described as “chaotic and mesmerizing” (The WholeNote), a “seasonal benchmark” (The Vancouver Observer), and “groundbreaking” (The Georgia Straight), our concerts aim to activate alternative public spaces such as libraries, parks, swimming pools, and graveyards with music tailored to timely themes.
Redshift also realizes its mission through Redshift Records, an independent record label which showcases some of the most important new voices in classical contemporary music. Over the past decade, Redshift Records has grown steadily to include a catalogue of over thirty artists, taking home multiple WCMA awards, one Juno, and over twenty nominations from prominent awards organizations.
The Redshift Music Society is a registered non-profit organization, and is able to present many of its events thanks to the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, VANOC, the Spirit of B.C. Arts Fund, the BC Gaming Commission, the Canadian Music Centre, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Vancouver Public Library, Christ Church Cathedral, The SOCAN Foundation and many others.