A Curious Invitation present London Month of the Dead
The Frankenstein Phantasmagoria - Candlelit concert with Magic Lantern Show
THE FRANKENSTEIN PHANTASMAGORIA
Candlelit Concert with Magic Lantern show

Friday 1st November 2019 at 7:00 and 8:30 pm

The Frankenstein Phantasmagoria is a unique experiment in media archaeology using original Victorian magic lanterns to evoke the sights and sounds of the ghost shows which thrilled audiences throughout Europe in the nineteenth century. Originally commissioned to celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of the novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’ in 1818, it takes its inspiration from the early experiences of Mary Shelley and the genesis of her most famous creation.

Renowned magic lanternists Jeremy and Carolyn Brooker will be joined by musicians Jules Arthur and Timothy Didymus. The specially devised musical accompaniment will be performed live, featuring the eerie tones of the ‘Kosmische Glass’. This unique musical instrument, invented by Timothy Didymus, is a modern-day descendent of the glass armonica, once favoured by Mozart and Beethoven and employed to great effect by the famous Belgian physicist and showman Étienne-Gaspard Robert in his Phantamagoria séances in Paris in 1799.

Tickets £15 including a Hendrick's Gin Cocktail. Please click here to buy.

The Venue - Brompton Cemetery