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Sun, 24 Mar


St Michael the Archangel (Church Hall)

The Fleet - feat. Jason Singh (Live)

An atmospheric double bill of film, with live-looping soundscore, music and spoken word.

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The Fleet - feat. Jason Singh (Live)
The Fleet - feat. Jason Singh (Live)

When? Where to?

24 Mar 2024, 19:30

St Michael the Archangel (Church Hall), St Michael's Road, Newquay, TR7 1RA

The details...

THE FLEET: Jason Singh Live (Drifters, 1929) & Sarah Acton (Seiners, premiere)

SproutSpoken is delighted to present an atmospheric double bill of film, along with live-looping soundscore, music and spoken word. Presented in conjunction with Carn to Cove, don't miss internationally recognised sound artist, nature beatboxer and composer JASON SINGH and his critically acclaimed live vocal soundtrack to John Grierson’s monumental silent film Drifters (1929).

“So powerful and so beautifully done.” - Mark Kermode (The Observer)

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.

Opening the performance, landscape writer, Sarah Acton weaves ghostly fragments of the south west seine fishing heritage alongside atmospheric visuals by Common Ground. Sarah and local guest artist Julie Macara premiere new poetic and musical work Seiners. Real conversations, records, walks and memory talks form inspiration for this series of sketches that 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.

The show will be followed by a Q&A with Jason Singh and Sarah Acton, hosted by Dicky Souray.

Sunday 24th March 2024

Doors open: 7pm

Event start: 7.30pm

Age guidance: PG

£6 - Under 18  |  £8 - Earlybird  |  £10 - Standard

Please note that there is no parking on site at St Michael's - however Manor Road Car Park is just over the road and free after 4pm.


Jason Singh is a sound artist, nature beatboxer, producer, DJ, facilitator and performer. His work is an ongoing exploration of the natural word, voice, spatial audio and music technology which includes live performance, installations, sound walks, radio broadcasts, music workshops and DJ sets. He is referred to as the “human sampler” by Cerys Matthews (Radio 6) and his immersive soundscapes have been called “beautiful, strange, calming music” by nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Singh’s collaborations and commissions include a diverse range of organisations and artists including BBC, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, V&A Museum, WOMAD, Kew Gardens, Chester Zoo, SONOS, BFI, Celtic Connections, RNLI, National Trust, Tate Britain, Sir David Attenborough, George Ezra, Big Narstie, Yazz Ahmed, Shabaka Hutchings, Natacha Atlas, Sarathy Korwar, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh and Rokia Traore.

Sarah Acton creates work including collaborative performances, community theatre, myth- making and socially engaged arts projects. She has received commissions from Dorset AONB and Stepping into Nature and long-standing partnerships with local museums, Dorset libraries, and Alzheimer’s memory cafes. Her recent book, Seining Along Chesil (Little Toller, 2022) captures memories, voices and stories of Dorset Seine fishing traditions. She is founder of the Heart of Stone oral history project about quarrying on Portland. She lives in Devon.

Julie Macara is a multi-media visual artist, composer and musician living in West Cornwall. She writes both classical and electronic music, focusing on the contrast between urban and nature. Her most recent works include a composition for RE-Voice, performed at the Tate St

Ives; and a musical score for We've Been Here, exhibited at the Hall for Cornwall.


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