K O - H U M is a Berlin based company which curates, develops and promotes stimulating projects by artists working across sound, music, visual and performing arts.
Through close dialogue with a range of collaborators, the company supports artists in releasing their works, facilitating performances and establishing authentic ventures with cultural institutions, bookings, media outlets and venues.
At the heart of the company's practice is a process-based relationship between artist and audiences, which seeks to give the projects space to find their own rhythm, public outputs, and discourse.
Founded in 2017, K O - H U M ’s core aim is to foster a dialogue between a range of disciplines by providing a platform where adventurous minds can encounter art that contextualizes, interprets, educates and expands culture, leading us to the edges of the contemporary experience.
MARC HOULE - 'A PAGE OF MADNESS' LIVE MOVIE SCORE
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Originally created in the 1920s, A Page of Madness (Kurutta Ippeiji) was long believed lost until the creator, Teinosuke Kinugasa, rediscovered it hidden deep in his garden shed. A masterpiece of Japanese silent cinema, Kinugasa uses a striking array of expressionist and surrealist filmmaking techniques to evoke the inner thoughts and feelings of patients in a mental hospital.
A jazz soundtrack was later added to the film when it was first rediscovered in the 1970s. On seeing the film, Houle felt the jazz soundtrack did not reflect the dark and eerie mood that Kinugasa had conveyed through the visuals. With this in mind, he set out to create an original score to bring the film to life, syncing the music and sound effects with the film to enhance the overall cinematic experience.
Artwork by Dave Houle
Live premiere at Melkweg Theater, Amsterdam Dance Event 2015
Trailer by Marc Houle
October 15. 2015 - ADE Playground at Melkweg Theater, Amsterdam
February 14. 2017 - LiveSoundtracks at Soho House, Barcelona
September 28. 2017 - LiveSoundtracks at Soho House, Berlin
In collaboration with
Cineville.nl, Melkweg Theater, Amsterdam Dance Event, Global Publicity, Macorma Artist Management
LiveSoundtracks, Soho House Barcelona & Berlin