Charly Chaplin: the orchestra man

30 November 2019

Until January 26, 2020, Charlie Chaplin is honored in an exhibition both instructive and fun at the Philharmonie de Paris.

Confronting Chaplin’s cinematic art with numerous works, machines, scores and manuscripts, this exhibition recreates all the “eloquence” of his genius, whose influence extends from the avant-gardes to popular culture. Scrutinizing all that, in her work, makes “noise”, and “speaks” to the eyes as well as to the ear, she shows how the search for a sonorous and musical expression catalyzes her entire imagination.

This exhibition expands the field of music to other objects, such as noise, gesture and rhythm. Resolutely, the mute pantomime of Charlot has established itself as one of the most emblematic “sound bodies” of the twentieth century, and even one of the most visionary and politically engaged.

An exhibition to rediscover the work of Charlie Chaplin in its musical dimension and, more broadly, in its close relationship to dance, rhythm, the illusion of speech and sound.