MARC HOULE LIVE MOVIE SCORE, A PAGE OF MADNESS
BOOKING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
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
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