Jason Singh is a musician, composer, sound artist and workshop facilitator.He will be bringing his show Drifters to Scunthorpe’s diverse and cultured venue Cafe INDIEpendent on Feb 9th 2015.
Known predominately for his work as a vocal sculptor and beatboxer, Singh’s musical beginnings started with drums, percussion, turntables, computers, electronic instruments and samplers. Today, Singh’s sound and music output is generated through his ongoing exploration of the human voice and its application to art, music technology, education, nature and the environment.
As well as being a solo artist and performer,Jason also collaborates with a diverse range of organisations and artists, some of which include; BBC, National Trust, SONOS, BFI, V&A Museum, Southbank Centre, Jaipur Literature Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Serious, Nitin Sawhney, Rokia Traore, Sebastian Rochford, Leafcutter John, Tim Exile and Arun Ghosh.
Singh’s passion lies in multi-disciplinary and cross art form collaborations and his vocal creations constantly find their way moving through music, sound art, live performance, television, dance, poetry, theatre, film, science, textiles, ceramics, education and research.
For the show Drifters, Jason Singh performs a 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 their underlying struggles between tradition, modernity, technology, the environment and nature.
It will be a totally unique performance which combines live vocal sound effects, voice manipulation, beatboxing and live sampling with one of the most significant works in British film history.
“An astonishing and mesmeric experience” Little White Lies Magazine