Composer Adrian Ellis is charged with scoring the strangest, most violent film of his career.

He abandons his classical instruments to create music from items as ugly as the film itself: discarded metal boxes, power saws, jars, crowbars. He plays them with drumsticks, with violin bows, he pulls apart a piano and plays it with fishing wire. It’s a creative and poetic documentary that takes us through the demanding process of composing a film score. THE MUSIC OF MADNESS is an exploration of the challenges and power of experimentation, hand-crafted for any filmmaker, composer, cinephile or musician alike.

Film Details

Director: Tate Young

Run Time: 52 Minutes

Color | HD | 16:9 Full Frame | Stereo

Country of Production: Canada

World Premiere: September 2019


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