ARTICLE: “Playing backup to Charlie Chaplin” (Marc Ribot)
I had the chance to write about Marc Ribot’s solo-guitar score for Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid in today’s Boston Globe. He performs it tonight at good ‘ole MASS MoCA.
“I don’t want it to be heard as a concert. I want to disappear, which is what good film scoring does. If the effect is done perfectly, people will think they’re seeing what they’re, in fact, hearing. It’s a kind of alchemy.’’