Jason Singh - The Fleet: Drifters (1929) (live)
and Seiners (premiere)
Friday 15th March, 7.30pm
Tickets £12, £5 u18s
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Sound artist, nature beatboxer and composer Jason Singh performs his live soundtrack to John Grierson’s monumental silent documentary film Drifters. Premiering alongside Battleship Potemkin in 1929, Drifters follows North Sea herring trawlermen through their dramatic daily routines as well as the industry’s struggles between tradition, modernity, and nature.
Originally commissioned by BFI, Jason’s critically acclaimed, and totally unique solo score combines live vocal sound effects, beatboxing techniques and live sampling to create a thrilling cinematic experience.
“So powerful and so beautifully done” – Mark Kermode, The Observer
Opening each performance, landscape writer, Sarah Acton presents a newly commissioned piece. Weaving ghostly fragments of the south west seine fishing heritage alongside atmospheric visuals by Common Ground, Sarah and local Dorset guest artist Emily Burridge premiere new poetic and musical work Seiners. Touring Dorset in partnership with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity.