Buster Keaton Film Music

Ingenious creative score writing for silent movies to bring them to life
Buster Keaton

About Me

Composer, pianist and teacher living in the wonderful city of York with an overwhelming passion to combine music and comedy.

I have written various comedic pieces for piano including “The Magic Roundabout Fugue” – a Bachian style fugue based on the theme tune to “The Magic Roundabout".

More recently I was commissioned to write a score for Buster Keaton’s silent classic “The General”, and my latest work a score for another one of Buster Keaton’s blockbusters "Steamboat Bill Jr"

I am available to offer you my skill and knowledge of music to perfect a score for any film / video. Please get in touch for any futher information or a consultation. Both DVDs are available to purchase by visiting either the Steamboat Bill Jr page or The General page. 

"Joseph Frank Keaton VI (4 October 1895 – 1 February 1966) was American actor and filmmaker, often called The Great Stone Face, he was the first person ever called "Buster", acquiring the nickname from Harry Houdini who saw him take a fall down some stairs as an infant"
The General Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton Steamboat Bill Jr

Steamboat Bill Jr

Steamboat Bill, Jr. is a 1928 silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton. Released by United Artists, the film is the last product of Keaton's independent production team and set of gag writers.

About Steamboat Bill Jr
Buster Keaton The General

The General

The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War.

About The General

"Kieran White's score, and his live accompaniment, raises an already almost perfect film to fresh heights.
Even if you've seen 'The General' a hundred times, this is an entirely new experience. There are emotions and laughs that you may not have spotted before - Kieran presses buttons that may not have been previously pressed.

It's a shame that Buster Keaton never knew that his flawless performance could actually be enhanced.
You can watch 'The General' online for free, you can maybe see it in cinemas occasionally but whatever you do, don't pass on the opportunity to see it like this"

Mark Herman

Director of “Brassed Off”, “Little Voice” and “The Boy in
the Striped "Pyjamas"

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