Percussions Claviers de Lyon

Sports and Pastimes with Erik Satie
From September 30 to October 4, 2019
8th grade
For this year's artist-in-residence program, students delved into the avant-garde music of the turn of the century with French musician and composer Erik Satie. They used both everyday life objects - brooms, newspapers, cutlery - along with musical instruments to reinterpret two musical pieces by the composer, Sports and Pastimes and Gnossienne. The week concluded in a performance during which they will play their creations.

Performing across France and the world for more than 35 years, the Percussions Claviers de Lyon (PCL) is a music ensemble which creates unique pieces bringing together onstage marimbas, vibraphones and xylophones. Two members of the program, Renaud Cholewa and Sylvie Aubelle led the the Artist-in-Residence program.