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[March] Jason Singh - The Fleet: Drifters (1929) live & Seiners (premiere)

Updated: Jan 25

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Unleash your inner navigator and prepare to be captivated by:

  • Jason Singh's groundbreaking live score for "Drifters"

  • Sarah Acton's evocative "Seiners" celebrating Dorset's fishing heritage

  • A unique blend of film, music, and storytelling

  • An unforgettable night at the Portland Royal Manor Theatre on Portland

Dive into the Depths of Sound and Story: Jason Singh's Live Score for "Drifters" Sails into Dorset

Prepare to be swept away by a tidal wave of sight and sound as renowned sound artist, nature beatboxer, and composer Jason Singh brings his critically acclaimed live score to John Grierson's silent documentary masterpiece, "Drifters", at the Portland Royal Manor Theatre on Friday, March 15th, 2024, at 7:30 PM.

A Silent Film Reborn with Sonic Fury

Originally released in 1929 alongside the legendary "Battleship Potemkin," "Drifters" plunges us into the heart of the North Sea, where herring trawlermen battle the elements and navigate the ever-shifting tides of their industry. Witness their perilous routines, their triumphs and struggles, captured in stark black and white.

But this is no ordinary silent film experience. Singh's solo sonic tapestry breathes new life into "Drifters," weaving a mesmerizing web of live vocal sound effects, electrifying beatboxing, and dynamic live sampling. Prepare for the roar of the waves, the creak of the ship, the rhythmic clatter of machinery, all conjured live by Singh's vocal wizardry and cutting-edge technology.

A Deeper Dive into Local Waters with "Seiners"

Before embarking on "Drifters," let yourself be carried away by "Seiners," a newly commissioned piece by Dorset-based landscape writer Sarah Acton. This evocative prologue blends poetry, field recordings, the voices of local musicians, and captivating stories of the South West's fishing communities. Immerse yourself in the region's maritime heritage and feel the deep connection between people and the sea.

Don't Miss This Unique Voyage of the Senses

This is an event not to be missed for cinephiles, music lovers, and anyone seeking a truly immersive and unforgettable experience. Book your tickets now at £12 (£5 for under 18s) by calling 03336 663366 or visiting the Royal Manor Theatre website.

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