$15, Free for New College students, faculty, and staff with NCF ID
This event is outdoors
Free Artist Conversation: Thursday, March 2 5 p.m., ACE Lounge, Koski Plaza
2023 is the 200th anniversary of the first edition of Frankenstein to be published under Mary Shelley’s name (the 1818 edition was anonymous); to celebrate this we will present a mashup of Shelley’s groundbreaking novel with Circus On by the late-20th century composer John Cage.
Following Cage’s Circus On instructions for turning any text into a performance, we transformed Shelley’s original text into 256 Cagean poems called “mesostics.” Come to our Koski Plaza and experience the live, multimedia performance as New College students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community, perform these mesostics, sounds, and music from the book amid projected images of places mentioned in the text. Performers will make their monstrous noises from the balconies of our ACE building and from throughout the Plaza itself, so prepare to be immersed in an experience three centuries in the making.