After my extensive coverage of The Infernal Device, I almost forgot to mention there are more Steampunk projects on Kickstarter which deserve some attention.
And there is a common theme: Music
This one I find particularly interesting, because it blends Victorian technology nicely with modern audio equipment and I am very exited about t and hope it gets funded (there is still time):
THIS IS THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL RECORDED-ON-CYLINDER and RELEASED-ON-CYLINDER MUSIC SINCE 1924!!!
Reason enough for lending support, I think.
And then there is this Steampunk Opera:
Set on the HMS Annelid (a discovery ship in the spirit of Charles Darwin’s HMS Beagle intermarried with Jules Verne’s Nautilus) this operetta surfs late 19th-century science, history, and geography in a spirited and salacious romp on the high seas worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan.
In this alternate future, the American Colonies have seen the error their ways and reunited with their Fair Queen. All of creation is “subject” to inquiry. The opera takes place during a Inspection by the Queen on the Annelid’s return from a Homeric and triumphant exploration of far-flung corners of the map, now loaded down with newly discovered, exotic specimens.
Pirate lasses mutiny, womenfolk can’t keep their petticoats down, contraptions impressively malfunction, and frank discussions of anatomy are all in a day’s work while in service to Her Majesty the Queen.
So I sincerely hope you find one or both expressions of the musical side of our subculture worthy of supporting.