Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”
Co-sponsored by Georgetown University Music Program & Film and Media Studies Program
Ribot’s delicate and at times haunting solo guitar score contemporizes this classic Chaplin film.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 8:00 p.m.
New South Film Screening Room
Rolling Stone points out that “Guitarist Marc Ribot helped Tom Waits refine a new, weird Americana on 1985’s ‘Rain Dogs,’ and since then he’s become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of roots-music adventurers: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp.” Marc works regularly with Grammy® Award-winning producer T Bone Burnett and NY composer John Zorn, and has also composed and performed on numerous film scores such as “Walk The Line,” “The Kids Are All Right,” and “The Departed.”
During his residency, Ribot will also visit the following GU Music Program classes: Music as Labor Seminar (Prof. Harbert), Music in Multicultural World (Prof. Stilwell), Guitar Theory and Composition (Prof. Harbert), Jazz History (Prof. Celenza), and Music and Politics (Prof. Celenza). He will also participate in a dinner with American Musical Culture majors and a private concert for Georgetown and the wider DC musicians community.