The story of Frankenstein retold with film, hip-hop, funk and jazz

Nov 13, 2010 |  by  |  Art, Event, Music
Who wrote this?
Rob is 28 (but needs his beard to actually look like it), loves music, adventures and spontaneous people. His scribblings are about these things too, so if you share his interests, stay tuned!

Sometimes things can get very confusing and intriguing at the same time.. Spark of Being is a modern day multimedia retelling of the story of Frankenstein, that explores various themes like contemporary art and technology on screen while accompanied by live hip-hop, funk and sixties jazz. I know I am not the only one who gets big questions marks popping up in his mind after reading this description! This project by film maker Bill Morrison and trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas is being shown this Sunday (the 14th) in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, with Douglas’s band Keystone providing the live music.

Now you might still not be convinced, but you may be intrigued. And what day is better for experimenting with new things like lazy Sundays? Take a look at the trailer on the top of this post and a sequence from the film below. Not much of a risk-taker? Here’s a video interview with the people behind the project to fulfil your researching desires.

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
20.15: Sunday November 14th
19.15: preceded by an introduction from film expert Theodore van Houten

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