Season 19/20 Premiere
Although he didn’t have a musical background and didn’t know how to read a score, Charlie Chaplin played several instruments and began composing the soundtracks for his films as soon as sound was introduced to the cinema. The classic Modern Times soon followed, which premièred in 1936. It’s a comedy anchored in the industrialised world, whose restoration in 1999 served as a pretext for commissioning Timothy Brock to restore the score. We now have the opportunity to hear this precious work, directed by Brock and performed by the Gulbenkian Orchestra, accompanying the screening of Chaplin’s iconic film.
Charlie Chaplin’s film screening with live performance of the soundtrack.
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