Student Composition Project Performance at GS4: Plasma Waves and Fireflies with the students of Collège Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau and conductor Brady Gil. 

The students of College Pierre Elliott Trudeau are writing a brand new piece for concert band to be premiered at GS4: Plasma Waves& Fireflies. The creation of the new work is being facilitated by composer Kenley Kristopherson and band director Brady Gill. 

Collège Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau is a French Immersion High School in Transcona. The current school enrolment is 380. Over a third of students participate in CPET’s music program which offers concert band, jazz band and choir for grade 9-12 students.  We feel fortunate to have been selected to participate in this music composition experience with Kenley Kristofferson and greatly appreciate the support of GroundSwell to initiate and fund the project.

Students in this ensemble were selected based on their desire to participate in the composition process, as well as their willingness to support and perform works of their peers.  Students were led through a creative process with the goal of creating a new work to be performed at tonight’s concert. The parameters of the project allowed for students to work in small groups or individually and to collaborate and comment on their work during the creative process.

The performance is the culmination of 10 hours of work with the composer/facilitator, Kenley Kristofferson and countless hours of the students’ own time preparing their movements.

The participants chose “Space” as the theme to explore with their individual vignettes.

Brady Gill, conductor