Canadian techno artist Marc Houle has been mastering the art of live performances for over a decade. Always one to challenge himself, the devoted live performer has decided to push himself even further this year by creating a techno soundtrack to accompany the 1926 silent Japanese cinema masterpiece: A Page of Madness (Kurutta Ippeiji) by director Teinosuke Kinugasa.
When expressing his motivations behind this new project, the techno veteran has said: “When I first discovered the movie I was really drawn to all the beautiful visual elements and the emotions that were involved. 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."
The film will make its premiere as part of the Films at ADE programme presented by Cineville, Melkweg and DJ Broadcast.
Watch a preview below or head to the Amsterdam Dance Event's website for more info here.
Marc Houle is set to perform his composition live in Amsterdam on October 15, 2015.