Kids Commute - Wendy Carlos Week!

Sep 28, 2020

It's Wendy Carlos Week on Kids Commute! IPR Music Director Amanda Sewell authored the above biography about Carlos, and joins us to share some fascinating info!

Hi there Kids Commuters!

This week on IPR's Kids Commute, we'll meet the revolutionary composer Wendy Carlos. She's a pioneer of electronic music and has created many famous versions of classical works. IPR Music Director Amanda Sewell authored a biography about Carlos, and joins us to share some of her fascinating story!

This week's Quizlet will test your ears, as we give you a week of musical clues to a mystery musician.

Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. or listen any time at the links below.

Congrats to our Quizlet winners so far this week: Sam from Bear Lake, Magnus, Hector, Mario and Kathryn, Gwyneth, Finn, Jesse and Lucas and Derek from Traverse City, Tobias from Honor, Skyla from Manistee, Joel from Clay Township and Louis from Arcadia!  We'll have a new musical hint for you each day through Thursday.

Mad congrats to our first-ever monthly grand prize winner of 50 packets of GoGo squeeZ applesauce - Fiona from Reed City! Woohoo, Fiona!

Keep answering the Quizlet, Kids Commuters, and you'll be entered to win next month!

For those of you who'd like to listen to the week's music without talking - check out our Maya Mix! A note for this week - normally, we include full versions of pieces without excerpts, but Milton Babbitt's "Ensembles for Synthesizer" is very long and very...challenging. We've kept that one down to two minutes.