This project explores the extraordinary wealth of sound and music in Charlie Chaplin’s films, highlights his relation to music at large, including sound, dance and rhythm. From the beginning of his career in music-halls to the invention of his character “Tramp”, his work as a self-taught musician working on musical accompaniment, the exhibition also examines the way he refused at first to go into talkings then invented a “sound burlesque”…
This exhibition offers a discovery of Chaplin’s cinematographic work from the largely unexplored viewpoint of music. It provides an audiovisual immersion into inventive montages appealing to all age groups with both small and large projections, interactive devices, and also even a Chaplin hologram. Children can enjoy many playful installations such as puzzle or interactive machine which adds sound effects to silent films.
Available Package Options
Collection and interpretation
More Details About Technical Requirements
Designed for a 800 sqm/ 8610 sq ft space (can be adapted).
A reduced version of 150 sqm/ 1615 sq ft is also available - hire fee upon application
2 members of the Philharmonie teams are required to supervise the installation (venue to cover cost of transport, accommodation, per diems):
One person for the audiovisual supervision – 5 days
One person for the supervision of the interactive units – 5 days
One person for the sound supervision - 5 working days
All right cleared for content.
AV and light equipment are not provided with the exhibition (Philharmonie to give requirements upon application).
Musée de la musique provides to the Venue the following :
- overall content of the exhibition : artworks and texts (available in French and English)
- adaptation study with the Venue
- all rights cleared for content
- promotional kit : 10 images free of press - 25 images for communication
- supervision of the installation (Venue to cover costs of transport, accommodation and per diems)
Past and Future Venues
Philharmonie de Paris - Musée de la Musique:
October 11th, 2019 - January 26th 2020
Chaplin's World - Corsier-sur-Vevey - Switzerland :
March 11th 2020 - reopening June 13th - August 31st 2020
Discovery of the childhood of the young Charlie Chaplin in London, as well as his half-brother Sydney, and their stage debuts, through photographs, posters and rare documents.
Screening: variations around the imaginary world of the music hall in Chaplin's work, and the recurring presence of certain motifs, in particular, that of the drunk.
Chaplin at work : Original scores, working documents and unpublished recordings to understand Chaplin's creative process, with, in conclusion, the musical orchestrations of his films.
The Gold Rush : an epic film shoot, the story of the premiere and of the 1942 rerelease with music, including different musical accompaniments for the legendary "Dance of the Rolls".
30 Years of Cameras : Through the cinematographic equipment on display visitors will appreciate the technological revolution that cinema went through in Chaplin's time, before and after talking pictures.