Masked chef takes on Frankenstein
Mysterious musician will present new video, play live to Edison film
Posted: October 23, 2013
A musician who plays in a mask, and sometimes a chef's hat, had a surprise success with his "laptop industrial folk music" with his first album, which came out in 2011 and the follow-up, called Radio, which came out May 1 this year.
The musician, who is unidentified save for the pseudonym Kittchen, will play a rare concert at kino Aero on Oct. 30, along with his collaborator Tomáš Neuwerth and other musicians.
The evening will present Kittchen's new animated video for his song "Exit." The duo will also play live music to accompany the 1910 version of Frankenstein, a film made by Thomas Edison's film company - long before the more famous sound version with Boris Karloff.
The 16-minute film was long feared to be lost, like many early Edison works, but finally was rediscovered and released on DVD in 2010. The evening will be rounded out with more music played to projected images and clips.
Food is one of Kittchen's themes, and cooking sounds can be heard in some of his music. But his music isn't all on one topic. He also addresses love and atom bombs.
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