Neil Campbell’s FRANKENSTEIN at St George’s Hall, 30 Oct 09

Artwork by George Jones

Great venue, great story, great music by Neil Campbell and great visuals by George Jones and Valeria Di Matteo. What more could you ask for? Tickets should be on sale now.

Bill Elms in association with Creative Universe Ltd presents

Neil Campbell’s
A New Electrifying Classical Rock Composition from the Creators of ‘Ghost Stories – A Night Opera’.

A new Neil Campbell composition FRANKENSTEIN is to be premiered as part of a thrilling Halloween Double-Bill at the beautiful neo-classical Concert Room at Liverpool’s St. Georges Hall on Friday 30th October 2009.

Neil Campbell’s ‘FRANKENSTEIN’ is a new multimedia work written by local composer Neil Campbell and based on the famous Mary Shelley novel.  The composition has been scored to be performed by an expanded version of the Neil Campbell Collective (Neil’s band) an ensemble which combines the energy and intensity of a rock band with classical instrumentation such as classical guitar, cello and operatic soprano.  The piece will feature sound design, narration and specially developed visuals synchronised with the live music.  This world premiere performance in St. George’s Concert Room in Liverpool, will take the audience on a musical journey through the Frankenstein story.

Neil Campbell said “The piece uses the Frankenstein story as a basis to construct a series of musical movements for rock band with classical instruments and choir integrating specially developed visuals and sound design… it will be a gothic and dramatic musical experience taking the listener into the world of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary whose high scientific ambitions ultimately lead to tragic consequences “.

Neil Campbell’s FRANKENSTEIN is being produced by the team that brought Liverpool ‘Ghost Stories – A Night Opera’, a spectacular performance which took place at St. Luke’s (Bombed Out) Church on Thursday 16th July.  In the spirit of a Halloween Monster Double Bill the reduced album version of ‘Ghost Stories’ will also be performed in the first half of the concert before concluding after an interval with the exciting new 50 minute premiere of the classical rock masterpiece Neil Campbell’s FRANKENSTEIN.

The event promises to be an atmospheric one.  As with the St. Luke’s Church performance earlier this year the choice of venue is crucial.  Built in the 1840s, St. George’s Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building. The opulent Victorian Concert Room surroundings will make for an unrepeatable experience and an unforgettable Halloween event.

Neil Campbell – composer and classical guitar
Nicole Collarbone – cello
Anne Taft – soprano
Chris Bradshaw – keyboards
Andy Maslivec – bass
Mark Brocklesby – drums
Michael Beiert – sound design
Brian Dodd – recorded narration

Music Composed and Arranged by Neil Campbell
Visual Projections Designed by George Jones and Valeria Di Matteo

Event Produced by Bill Elms in association with Gordon Ross of Creative Universe Ltd
Marketing and PR – Bill Elms Associates Ltd

Performance Details
Neil Campbell’s FRANKENSTEIN
St. George’s Hall Concert Room
North Entrance, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L1 1JJ
Friday 30th October 2009 – Doors: 7.30pm, Performance 8.30pm
Tickets £16.50 (Stalls and Curved Seating) and £12.50 (Balcony)
Box Office:  0151 709 4988 or in person at the Unity Theatre, Hope Place, Liverpool.
Tickets: Public on sale Tuesday 8th September 2009

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