All aboard for this event in March
Sound artist, nature beatboxer and composer Jason Singh performs his live soundtrack to John Grierson’s monumental silent documentary film Drifters.
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.
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 guest artists @emilyburridgecello.official Emily cellist & composer (Dorset), Julie Macara pianist (Cornwall) and Becki Driscoll violin (Devon) premiere new poetic and musical work Seiners.
Real conversations, records, walks and memory talks form inspiration for this series of sketches.
They remember fishing communities, seine boats and everyday life along the coast to link the story of these communities to the wild coastal seasons and cycles of mackerel, salmon and pilchards once fished in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall; where voices and music drift into the memory sea.
All shows start at 7.30pm Dates for the diary in Dorset –
Friday 15/03/24 Royal Manor Theatre
138A Fortuneswell, Portland DT5 1LT
Saturday 16/03/24 Hythe & Dibden Parish Hall
6AA, West St, Hythe, Southampton
Sunday 17/03/24 Langton Matravers Village Hall, 59 High St, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HA
More info on @soundukarts website :https://www.sounduk.net/events/fleet/
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