In association with the Scottish Fisheries Museum, we present a special evening of silent film with live backing vocals and a post-screening Q&A.
Beatboxer and composer Jason Singh performs his live vocal score to John Grierson’s monumental silent film Drifters. Premiering alongside Battleship Potemkin in 1929, Drifters follows North Sea herring fisherman through their dramatic daily routines as well as the industry’s struggles between tradition, modernity, technology, the environment and nature. Jason’s score is a totally unique performance combining live vocal sound effects, voice manipulation, beatboxing and live sampling to create an exhilarating cinematic experience.
This special live event is part of Following the Fleet, a tour of Scotland’s major herring fishing ports produced by Shona Thomson and supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, and by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
Director: John Grierson / UK / 1929 / 1h 10m (40m film + 30min performer Q&A) / Certificate PG