Buster Keaton Film Music

Ingenious creative score writing for silent movies to bring them to life
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"Dear Kieran,

Thank you so much for your fantastic performance of:
"The General"! Apart from being magnificently played
I found the whole performance highly entertaining.
You very skilfully gave the actors and the whole
sequence of the film a voice, that resonated with the
heart of the audience.

The infinite variety of dynamic and complexity in the
musical score is also highly commendable.

I highly recommend this performance!"

Lorenza Cangiano
North Yorkshire (Musician)

"I thoroughly enjoyed the black-tie gala at Fairfax
House where Buster Keaton’s silent movie
“The General” was accompanied by a delightfully
witty score making tangential references which, at
times, really made me laugh out loud."

Dave Taylor
Marketing Manager City Screen Picturehouse.

Kieran White has created a musical “Tardis”, through
which you can revisit a land where apples and
blackberries were filling for a pie not a pocket ! He has
created an amalgam of sound and image -
engaging to film buffs, historians and musicians alike."

Ian Donaghy
Events Promoter

"Quite simply wonderful, Kieran's amazing score
brought the Buster Keaton classic 'The General' to life,
giving us a brief glimpse of how our forebears must
have enjoyed cinema in the first quarter of the 20th

Tim Addyman
Film Archivist

"There are no gaps, no rests, no breaths, just red hot
black & white keys adding infinite colour to black &
white pictures. Kieran has given audiences a step
back in time to when Sky was the blue thing above
the sea & the Net was a fish catching device. ."

Ian Donaghy
Events Promoter

"An exceptionally witty and incredibly clever and apt
musical accompaniment to Keaton’s silent Classic.."

John Fogarty
Research Manager & Lap Steel guitar player

"With awe-inspiring wit, Kieran weaves a variety of
themes of every genre conceivable into the
cinematic drama – both complementing the
on-screen hilarity and adding another layer of

David Scarth
Musician and Media Composer

"Kieran has written a new score to go with the classic
Buster Keaton film “The General”, and plays it live to
the movie. There are tunes that you’ll recognise and
recurring themes. It’s brilliant. And funny. I recommend

Clare Helen Blakely
HR Administrator and Silent Film Enthusiast

"Covering every twist of the plot from drama to
slapstick, with a wonderful contemporary feel, the
score worked a treat and was an absolute delight
from beginning to end. I've never enjoyed a night out
more and from the reaction of the rest of the
audience I wasn't alone. When's the next one!'."

Tim Addyman
Film Archivist

"Kieran is one of the most innately talented musicians
I have ever worked with. His knowledge and
understanding of music is profound and crosses many
genres. He can move from deep pathos to genuinely
funny in the twinkling of an eye. I unreservedly
recommend him."

David Ward Maclean

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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
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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
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