Buster Keaton and Contempo - together

ConTempo to perform soundtrack to silent movie classic

Buster Keaton in The General.

Buster Keaton in The General.

STEP BACK in time to the cinema of the 1920s, when films had no soundtrack and were accompanied by live music, when the classic 1926 silent film The General is screened in Galway.

The Galway Music Residency and NUI Galway's Huston School of Film & Digital Media, will screen The General in the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance, on the university campus, on Tuesday October 30 at 7pm, with music to accompany the film, performed live by the Contempo Quartet.

The General, inspired by a true story of an escaped train during the American Civil War, is an action-adventure comedy, co-directed by and starring Buster Keaton. ConTempo will perform a live score, specially composed in 1999 for the film, by Baudime Jam.

Tickets are €15/€10 via www.eventbrite.ie or on the door (subject to availability ). Early booking is advised. The event is open to families. For more information see www.thegalwaymusicresidency.ie or call 091 - 586706.

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