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An interview with Andrew W. Marlowe about Castle‘s recent steampunk episode

Following the great success of Castle’s recent steampunk episode, “Punked” (for anyone in need of background on “Punked”, please see author G. D. Falksen’s recent review), we asked G. D. Falksen to conduct an interview with Castle’s creator and executive producer, Andrew W. Marlowe, and ask him a few questions about the show. As you may or may not know (but as Mr. Marlowe will soon reveal), the idea for the Castle steampunk episode was born from a blog post written by G. D. Falksen last year. It’s funny how you never know who is reading what, or where it might go.

Enjoy.

[Questions and Answers]

Series: Steampunk Fortnight

The Amazing Fantastic Steampunk Timeline of Music and Things

Steampunk music is built on the idea that the themes, imagery, and aesthetics of the steampunk genre can be translated into musical form. Like its literary parent, it explores the path not taken, and wonders what might have been had the sounds and styles of Victorian and Edwardian eras not given way to modern rock and club music. Steampunk music feels timeless and vintage, but it is not against theadvantages of modern technology. Steampunk musicians often enjoy using synthesizers and computers to blend and remix vintage sounds and instruments in ways that musicians a hundred years ago might have done had they enjoyed the benefits of our technology. In essence, steampunk music combines the taste and style of the 19th century with all the advantages possessed by modern musicians, creating a form of music that those living in the 19th century could have understood, even if they could not have created it themselves. It is music that would have been enjoyed in the dance halls of the 1890s, if they possessed the ability to rapidly exchange and combine forms of music from around that world that we have today thanks to the internet.

[This way to the timeline of music and things]

Series: Steampunk Fortnight

Steampunk has taken over Oxford

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, monsters of all ages, come one, come all, to the glorious and spectacular Steampunk Art Exhibition opening today at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford. See some of the best that the world of steampunk art has to offer, housed in the beautiful Ashmolean Building. This historic event was devised by its curator, one of the world’s greatest artists in his own right, Art Donovan, whose wonder and talent can be seen in this very show. Dear readers, an interview with Mr. Donovan will follow, but only after some of you have seen the show.

Now, you’re asking yourself: “What wonders will I see at this once-in-a-lifetime, first-of-its-kind show at Oxford?”

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Series: Steampunk Month