George Miller's Ozploitation classic gets a pounding live score
New York underground music act Morricone Youth takes its name from Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer of some of the most popular film scores ever written. Morricone Youth create new soundtracks to classic films and perform them live.
For Sydney Festival, Morricone Youth will be doing two film screenings: Night of the Living Dead (1968) and the original 1979 Mad Max. George Miller's futuristic car chase film launched the career of Mel Gibson and became a smash hit around the world.
Morricone Youth features founder, guitarist, DJ and soundtrack obsessive Devon E Levins, along with John Castro (bass and vocals), Dan Kessler (synths and keyboard), Jefferson Rabb (keyboard), Brian Kantor (drums) and Ayo Awosika (vocalist).