Kids Commute - Erik Satie Week! Wednesday

Dec 5, 2018

KC 257 - Parade: Pablo Picasso designed strange, cubist costumes for the dancers in Satie's controversial ballet. Those look pretty awkward for dancing!

Welcome to Day Three of Erik Satie Week on IPR's Kids Commute!

This week, we're listening to music written by the delightful oddball French composer, Erik Satie.

Today, music from a ballet that wound up getting Satie sent to jail! Keep your ears open for the weird instruments that director Jean Cocteau requested for the score (Pistols! Typewriters!).

KC 257
Parade: Petite Fille Americaine ("Little American Girl")
Erik Satie
Antal Dorati/Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here's a video of some of those Pablo Picasso costumes in action - an excerpt from "Parade."