A Page of Madness: Live

This is an 8 minute excerpt from a live performance by Ensemble N_JP at MoMa performing music by Gene Coleman for the Japanese silent film “A Page of Madness”, an extraordinary work from 1926 directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. This video is from the New York premiere, which took place at The Museum of Modern Art on October 23rd 2010. The music is scored for a combination of Japanese and Western instruments, played here by Ensemble N_JP (featuring the shakuhachi master Akikazu Nakamura), conducted by Rei Hotoda.