June 01, 2011

Score! Lee Ranaldo and Marc Ribot add sound to silent movie classics at ELLNORA

Lee Ranaldo will perform the world premiere of his solo guitar score for Buster Keaton's 1922 silent film Cops at ELLNORA, the guitar festival at Krannert Center in Urbana, Illinois, on September 9, 2011.

Ranaldo's score was commissioned by Krannert Center and will feature the solo guitar playing of this American musician/record producer/visual artist who's best known as a co-founder of Sonic Youth.

Marc Ribot will unveil a new score for the Charlie Chaplin classic The Kid:

Style-morphing icon Marc Ribot, who has lent his mercurial guitar sounds to collaborations with Robert Plant, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and John Zorn, will share the bill, performing his score to Charlie Chaplin's The Kid, which was commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival. The opening titles to Chaplin's 1921 masterpiece describe the story as "a picture with a smile, and perhaps a tear," and the film is notable for its bittersweet combination of comedy and drama.

» ellnoraguitarfestival.com

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