Ensemble Type: Chamber Ensemble
Grade Level: Advanced
The Redbear Reel was inspired by the intercultural philosophy of the Redbear Centre. Similar to how the Centre is meant to be gathering place of various traditions, this short piece is a gathering of traditional Metis instruments (fiddle and percussion) and non traditional (trumpet, trombone, and double bass.) The music itself is also a mix of Metis inspired melodies and 20th century classical concepts (polytonality, hemiola.) This piece was commissioned to commemorate the retirement of Treaty Commissioner George Lafond.