A Night of Music Boxes at Pollock’s Toy Museum

An evening of live music and art

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Pollock's Toy Museum, LONDON, United Kingdom

A Night of Music Boxes at Pollock’s Toy Museum

An evening of live music and art

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Pollock's Toy Museum, LONDON, United Kingdom

What you need to know

This Event will be a rare chance to explore the museum after hours, with a special night of Music and Art curated by artist Joe Shone and Niki Kohandel. How do music boxes act as a unique form of music storage, how do we listen to them, and what emotions do we bring as listeners? The event will include: a performance of a hand-punched song written for the paper music box by Joe, a film and accompanying handmade Zoetrope by Niki, with a score by Joe Shone, and a selection of objects and recordings from the Museum’s collection, including the chance to hear a 19th century Polyphon play its love song that is waiting to be heard. I also invite you to bring a music box you have at home to perform its song to a small audience during the event. Otherwise, all you need to bring are your ears and an open heart.


Please Note that The event will not be accessible to the hearing impaired & the museum has lots of stairs, so not wheelchair accessible. 

- The performance will be standing up – but chairs available on request - The show may contain flashing lights, dark spaces /moving images / zoetrope strobe?

Location

Pollock's Toy Museum
Pollocks Toy Museum, 1 Scala Street, LONDON, W1T 2HL United Kingdom