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Modern Times with Musical Accompaniment

Presented by Yoshi Marshall

Yosi will be accompanying music to the classic 1936 Charlie Chaplin silent `comedy : Modern Times.

Yosi Marshall will be composing and playing music to accompany the Charlie Chaplin masterpiece, Modern Times. Charlie Chaplin wrote and directed this film in which his iconic Little Tramp character, struggles to survive in the modern, industrialised world.

As well as Charlie Chaplin, it stars Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman and Chester Conklin. Modern Times has won many awards including one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the US National Film Registry for being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Yosi will be playing piano, organ, synths, sax, clarinet, flute and percussion to accompany the film. He will improvise freely to suit the scene, whether it is comedic, tragic, action-packed or dialogue based – telling the story through the music. He is looking forward to giving you a taste of his talent.

He performed Charlie Chaplin Modern Times at the OSO Centre in Barnes to a packed house as well as having been a regular performer at the Classic Cinema Club, the International School of London and Addison Primary School. He has played musical accompaniment on such films as the Artist, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger, The Passion of Joan of Arc, the Arabian Nights, the Man who Laughs, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, Buster Keaton : The General, the Voyager, Balloonatic and the Electric House. During lockdown, he steamed musical accompaniment online to films such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and the comedies of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

More recently, Yosi has accompanied and shown a few silent films at the All Saints Centre, the first being The Temptress, 1926, starring Greta Garbo as well as Metropolis , the Fritz Lang classic. The screening of Nosferatu is the first time that they showed accompanied silent films at the Brighton Unitarian Church on 29th October.

The film lasts 1 and a half hours and there will be an interval.

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17th Nov




All Saints Centre

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