Marc Houle To Premiere Film Score In Amsterdam
Techno producer Marc Houle will perform his original score for 1920s silent film A Page Of Madness at the Amsterdam Dance Event this year. Houle will perform his composition live on October 15th, as part of the Films @ ADE programme, a series of documentaries and films hosted at Melkweg Cinema.
Originally created in the 1920s, A Page of Madness (Kurutta Ippeiji) was believed lost forever until creator Teinosuke Kinugasa rediscovered it in his garden shed. A jazz soundtrack was later added to the film in the 1970s.
“When I first discovered the movie I was really drawn to all the beautiful visual elements and the emotions that were involved,” says Houle. “The 70’s jazz soundtrack that was later added seemed to detract rather than add to the overall mood. I kept imagining a very dark sound to equal the dark story and decided to create one myself. The results were so moving and I am hoping to share this experience with others at ADE this year.”
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More info on the Amsterdam Dance Event can be found at the event website