Together + Momma Don’t Allow - Jazz and the Image

LONDON Barbican Cinemas 2&3
Barbican, Beech Street

A special screening of the dialogue-free ‘Free Cinema’ classic presented with a newly-commissioned live jazz score for saxophone and percussion.

At this screening we present Together with a new live jazz score commissioned by the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo'ness. Saxophonists Raymond MacDonald and Christian Ferlaino will perform their new live score with percussion and join the audience after the screening for an informal Q&A.


The story of two deaf-mute dockers, played by artists Eduardo Paolozzi and Michael Andrews, in London’s East End whose disability isolates them from the outside world.

Introduction and post-screening Q&A enhanced by BSL interpretation and electronic note-taking

Raymond MacDonald

Raymond MacDonald is a saxophonist and composer who has released over 60 CDs and toured and broadcast worldwide and has written music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations.

Christian Ferlaino

Italian-born saxophonist, improviser, composer and ethnomusicologist Christian Ferlaino focuses on the intersection between composition and improvisation.

Falkirk Community Trust is supported by PRS Foundation’s Beyond Borders, a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Part of our 25 for 25 commissioning programme.

  • 25 for 25 New Music Matters