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/He rubbed shoulders with Stravinsky and dreamed up beautiful film scores in his sleep. So why don’t we know more about Chaplin’s love affair with song? It might seem odd to claim that one of the most universally popular entertainers in the world is underrated. But Charlie Chaplin is. Not necessarily as a comedian, actor or director, but as a composer. Most people know the themes Smile, Eternally, and This Is My Song, but they probably don’t know that Chaplin wrote them – for Modern Times, Limeli...A world record was set on Sunday in Switzerland for the biggest gathering of Charlie Chaplins. A total of 662 people congregated at the Chaplin’s World museum in Corsier-sur-Vevey. Each participant recreated Chaplin’s comic’s signature creation, the Little Tramp. The gathering marked the anniversary of Chaplin’s birth 128 years ago. Continue reading...A world record was set on Sunday in Switzerland for the biggest gathering of Charlie Chaplins. A total of 662 people congregated at the Chaplin’s ...
/Hollis and the ‘post-rock’ band made a name with 1980s hit singles including It’s My LifeFigures from the world of music have paid tribute to Mark Hollis, frontman of the band Talk Talk, after it was reported that he had died at the age of 64.With Hollis as its singer and creative mastermind, the group made a name with 1980s hit singles such as It’s My Life, Today, Talk Talk and Life’s What You Make It. They progressed to albums like Spirit of Eden, which was hailed as a “masterpiece,” and Laugh...
/His first gig at the Milan court was not to paint but to play his skull-shaped violin. A new project explores a lesser known side of Leonardo – his musicJust when you think you’ve got the measure of Leonardo da Vinci – painter, anatomist, pioneer of flight, animal-rights prophet – he turns out to have one more talent up his sleeve. On the 500th anniversary of his death on 2 May, art historian Martin Kemp has collaborated with early music singers I Fagiolini to create a tour and album centred on ...
/Snap is in discussions with major record labels for broader licensing deals, according to the Wall Street Journal. The plan is to add more musical features to Snapchat, to better compete against the offerings of rival apps such as TikTok. The post Snap reportedly wants more music in Snapchat to compete against TikTok appeared first on Digital Trends. Snap Inc. is reportedly in discussions with major record labels to add more music to Snapchat, as the company looks to better compete against riva...
/ ByteDance, best-known for the TikTok video-sharing app, is reportedly looking to launch its own phone. It has a deal with phone maker Smartisan, it even hired some of its employees and acquired a patent portfolio (both companies are based in Beijing). ByteDance is one of the Chinese unicorns with over 800 million daily active users. Those come not just from TikTok, but also from the Toutiao ("headlines") news and information app (which is quite popular in China). Musical.ly was acquired i...
/Soundtracks exist to enhance and heighten the on-screen experience, but even if the films fail to find a home in our hearts, the music just mightHigh off the success of 1984’s Purple Rain – the No 1 film and soundtrack album, which took $220m (£170m) at the global box office – Prince dived into a follow-up, with more power, more control, more whimsy, and more self-indulgence. Feeling invincible, he directed 1986’s Under the Cherry Moon himself. A meandering oddity shot in black and white in Fran...
/Viral videos can quickly garner millions upon millions of views, but even they fall well behind the view counts on the most watched YouTube videos ever. Those have been watched billions of times. The post These are the 10 most viewed YouTube videos of all time appeared first on Digital Trends. YouTube is closing in on its decade and a half birthday and what better way to celebrate the streaming site’s awkward teenage years than by taking a look back at the most viewed YouTube videos of all time...
/A new project from the SETI Institute (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) will give the public the chance to submit compositions to be beamed into space, with the aim of connecting people around the world through music. The post Got some music that’s out of this world? SETI will beam it out of this world appeared first on Digital Trends. If you could send a message to a potential alien civilization, what would it sound like? It’s worth thinking about, as a new project from the SETI...
/Is it a metropolis like London or a New York – or a smaller city where music is the focus?The event was advertised as a “pedal steel all-dayer” – something you would usually be unlikely to see outside of Nashville. But on a recent Sunday afternoon it was a pub in central London that opened its doors to eight pedal-steel guitar players.“London, and its small independent venues, embrace the wacky and wonderful with open arms,” says Joe Harvey-Whyte, a pedal steel player who attended the annual eve...
/(4AD)The band’s eighth album hymns other artists including REM on understated songs full of trademark emotional intensityDo the National do a lot with a little, or a little with a lot? On the one hand, theirs is a lush, grandly developed sound, in which every element fits into place, where textures and tones brush up against each other to create an effect that’s often overwhelming. On the other hand, their desire to never be obvious means the National’s catalogue is hardly replete with bangers: ...
/The mythic musical was the night’s big winner but Sam Mendes and The Ferryman also made an impression in a diverse ceremonyA box office record-breaking season on Broadway led to a varied set of winners at 2019’s Tony awards along with a quieter night for politics on stage.While last year saw Robert De Niro making headlines for his attack on Donald Trump, the mood this year in New York was far more muted. The night’s big winner was Hadestown, a folk opera musical based on the ancient Greek myth o...
/Symphony Hall, BirminghamThis refined outing of painter/composer Čiurlionis came complete with Norman Perryman’s live paintingsMikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis is regarded as Lithuania’s foremost visual artist, as well as one of its leading composers. Although he died at just 35, in 1911, Čiurlionis left more than 400 musical works and 300 paintings. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s latest concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra began with the first British performance of her countryman’s ...
/Anne-Sophie Mutter, Tom Stoppard and other friends and collaborators on the maestro’s passion, improv and ‘wicked sense of humour’Conductor and composer André Previn dies at 89Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist and ex-wifeWe were companions in music for four decades, and closest and dearest soulmates in the last 19 years. These years have brought me an abundance of deeply moving and challenging violin works. One of the first of them, the violin concerto, was an engagement present. I am for ever grate...
/In 1873, the Fisk Jubilee Singers embarked on a gruelling international tour that changed the course of history. Their remarkable story is told in a new oratorioIn 1873, a choir of African American students – all but two of them former slaves – set off for London on a fund-raising tour. Recommended by Mark Twain, who wrote “I would walk seven miles to hear them sing again ... they reproduce the true melody of the plantations”, the Fisk Jubilee Singers went on to give concerts across Europe and b...

News list for the tuneful tramp the forgotten musical genius of charlie chaplin music