Internationally renowned beatboxer and sound artist JASON SINGH returns with a major UK tour of his astonishing live vocal score to John Grierson’s groundbreaking 1929 silent documentary Drifters in August/September 2017.
Touring to six former major fishing ports on the UK’s East coast from Scotland to Norfolk, Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS presents Jason’s atmospheric score alongside new artistic interpretations of Britain’s fishing heritage and future, performed live by a diverse range of artists from poets to DJs across the country.
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Jason Singh is a musician, composer, sound artist, creative facilitator, producer and performer whose work features an ongoing exploration and collaboration between the voice, body and music technology to vocally mimic nature, birdsong, wildlife natural phenomena, acoustic and electronic instruments. Collaborations and commissions include the BBC, Tate Britain, English National Opera, Sage Gateshead, Nitin Sawhney, Aidan O’Rourke, Scanner, Glastonbury Festival, Rajasthan International Folk Festival, and Celtic Connections. Find out more about Jason and his work on his website: jasonsinghthing.com.
Originally commissioned by the BFI for the film’s DVD/Blu-ray release, each performance of Jason’s score is totally unique combining live vocal sound effects, voice manipulation, beatboxing and pioneering live sampling techniques to create an exhilarating cinematic experience.
It was so powerful and so beautifully done. The soundtrack was every bit as big as the image you were seeing and it’s very, very hard to do that – to get the sound as powerful as the film. I thought it was thrilling, genuinely properly thrilling. I loved it.Mark Kermode - BBC Radio 5 Live, The Observer
Amazing! … Sensory and emotional new experience – awesome! … Fantastic combination of old and new. Taking the film to another level, thanks!2016 Tour Audience Feedback
An astonishing and mesmeric experienceLittle White Lies Magazine
Following the Fleet: DRIFTERS is presented by A Kind of Seeing in partnership with venues, museums and commmunity organisations across the country. A Kind of Seeing is curator/producer Shona Thomson developing and delivering innovative community engagement projects across cinema, live music and performance. Driven by a passion for connecting archives and shared heritage with place, A Kind of Seeing projects are collaborations with artists, venues, festivals and communities across Scotland, the UK and internationally. Collaborators and clients include: BFI, Festivals Edinburgh, Centre for the Moving Image/Filmhouse, Falkirk Community Trust, Drew Wright, Jason Singh, Scottish Libraries Information Council, Glasgow Film, Unique Events, University of Edinburgh. See more at Shona’s website: akindofseeing.co.uk.
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