A triple bill of classic Charlie Chaplin films shown on the big screen is injected with new life by maverick composer Benedict Mason’s ingenious contemporary live score, ChaplinOperas.
Inspired by three short masterpieces, Easy Street, The Adventurer and The Immigrant, ChaplinOperas explores Chaplin’s anarchic vision through an exuberantly inventive score. A riot of voices, classical instruments, toys, a coffee grinder, pop guns, brushes, sirens and sampled sounds, this semi-operatic filmspiel is a foil to Chaplin’s humour. ChaplinOperas wittily takes the movies to new places, playing for laughs as well as on the connections between contemporary stage and silver screen.
Benedict Mason — ChaplinOperas