Kids Commute - Monster Week! Tuesday

Oct 16, 2018

KC 231: MONSTER Week! "Danse Macabre" from "The Bride of Frankenstein"
Credit Movie lobby card, 1935

Welcome to Day Two of Monster Week, Kids Commuters! This week, we listen to music for monsters, from movies to myths.

This week's theme is in honor of our first-ever Kids Commute Live! concert, coming up Saturday, October 18th. Join us for a fun, eerie, informative concert with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band, with lots of extra special Interlochen guests. Our finale will be an interactive performance of Eric Whitacre's "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas." Tune in all week for a chance to win tickets to the concert. Winning kids are invited to a pre-concert party at the Interlochen Public Radio station!

Today, music for a real Bridezilla - a monstrous creation from the 1935 movie "The Bride of Frankenstein." The score is by composer Franz Waxman, who wrote the score for many famous movies. He won the Oscar for Best Score twelve times!

The music is kind of weird and off-kilter, to help illustrate the strangeness of the movie's situation. A mad scientist creates a lonely monster. The scientist tries to build him a friend, but she's not into him...at all.

KC 231
"Danse Macabre"
"The Bride of Frankenstein"
Franz Waxman
Kenneth Alwyn/Westminster Philharmonic

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Boy meets Girl, and it's definitely not love at first sight.