by Buster Keaton + Buster-Pedro + Buster Rocha + Buster Figueiredo
At the beginning of the session, an aperitif film showed us the adventures of two musicians arriving at the theatre. Meanwhile, jumping out of the screen, Buster Pedro and Buster Rocha entered the room and the film-concert would begin. Reduced to the bass-drum skeleton of a rhythmic section, the duo — like Buster on screen — engaged in a frantic run through various instruments, to bring sound and music to Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.”. “Sherlock Jr.” is one of many masterpieces from the comic who never laughed, where Buster projectionist dreams he enters the movie screen and becomes Sherlock Jr., the greatest detective of all time.
Drums, piano, voice, melodica, percussion, effects António-Pedro
Double bass, electric bass, piano, effects Filipe Rocha
Film Aperitif (2009)
by António-Pedro and Rita Figueiredo
silent, black & white, 7 min. — title cards in Portuguese
Coproduced by Festival IndieLisboa
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
by Buster Keaton
silent, black & white, 44 min. — title cards in English, narrated in Portuguese.
Supported by CENTA, SOPA, IndieLisboa, Maria Gonzaga, CP, REFER
Commissioned by Mediateca da Guarda
Premiered in 2003 at Mediateca da Guarda