Califone + Howard Fishman premiere scores to Buster Keaton silent films
Merkin Concert Hall
Kaufman Center
 129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam) New York, NY 10023
212 501 3330
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Groundbreaking guitarists premiere original film scores for silent films by Buster Keaton.

Califone & Buster Keaton's Go West (1925)

Howard Fishman & Buster Keaton's The Frozen North (1922) 

Califone, the Chicago-based experimental rock band whose music the New York Times called “enthralling,” are known for their 11 albums and the independent film All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, which premiered at Sundance in 2010. They will perform an original score to Buster Keaton’s Go West, in which a small-town young man, overwhelmed by a brief taste of life in New York City, tries his luck as a cowboy on a ranch.

  • “Califone scoring music for a Buster Keaton film makes almost too much sense. We will try to capture the inner stillness and the outer chaos on Buster’s migration west. Perfect.”  - Tim Rutili of Califone


A pioneer of the Brooklyn music scene and “an important force in creative music” (, acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, gritty rock and Southern gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic, to create a sound entirely his own. The New York Times has written that his music “transcends time and idiom.”  |