LIVE: Marc Ribot & Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” @ MASS MoCA, 7/9/11

July 14th, 2011, 1:30 pm by Greg

You never know what’ll happen when today’s musicians apply their sensibilities to classic films of the silent era: Dave Douglas gave Fatty Arbuckle’s creations a decidedly modern twist; Steve Bernstein’s Millenial Territory Orchestra stayed pretty traditional when they backed a series of Laurel & Hardy shorts; and the ever-unpredictable Bill Frisell took sounds from both eras to add to the madness of Buster Keaton’s 1920 two-reeler “One Week.”

So what kind of original music (and accompanying style) would Marc Ribot bring to MASS MoCA’s screening of “The Kid,” Charlie Chaplin’s first feature-length film?

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