Soundscape Composition project premiere

Don Wright Faculty of Music graduate students, Caroline Blumer (PhD-Music Education), Daniel Gardner (Master's-Composition), and Jashen Edwards (PhD-Music Education), under the direction of Dr. Kari Veblen, have partnered with Mr. Alexandre von Wartburg's 8th graders at École secondaire MGR Bruyère here in London on a Soundscape Composition project.

École secondaire middle schoolers had been working diligently over the previous several weeks composing original music for the Kiwanis Music Park Percussion Sculpture in Gibbons Park, which had its premiere: Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Group improvisation and collaborative composition is not an easy task, but these 8th graders rose to the challenge and prepared a musical feast for the ears.

Photos: Jashen Edwards, Patrick Schmidt