HippFest on Tour

We are delighted announce that both 'Together' and ‘By the Law’ commissioned for this year’s HippFest will be touring 2017/18.

By the Law (Po Zakonu)

By the Law (Po Zakonu)

with live guitar accompaniment from RM Hubbert (aka Hubby)

Tour Dates 2017

Multi-award-winning, post-rock, Scottish composer and song-writer RM Hubbert (aka Hubby) performs his brand new guitar score, commissioned by HippFest, for this pared-back Soviet Western. Legendary director Lev Kuleshov adapted a short story by Jack London, fashioning a tense, existential study of moral pressure… Three gold prospectors are holed up in a cabin – one driven to murder by greed, the other two wrestling with whether to wait for the snow and ice to thaw and go for the authorities or to take the Law into their own hands. The stage is set for a claustrophobic drama of raw power, combining naturalism and the grotesque, realism and melodrama…

An exhilarating match for the candid and genre-defying music of one of Scotland’s best-loved artists.

"Hubbert's careful, sensitive score makes the film sparkle like a diamond in the rough." **** The List

“Mesmerising” **** The Skinny

Dir Lev Kuleshov | Soviet Union & Russia | 1926 | 1h 20m
With: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Segey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel

R.M. Hubbert

R.M. Hubbert

Affectionately known as Hubby, R.M. Hubbert is a Scottish guitarist and singer who is best known for his solo work and as a member of Scottish post rock band 'El Hombre Trajeado'. In 2010 Hubby released his debut solo album 'First & Last' which was later re-released by Chemikal Underground Records label. His second album 'Thirteen Lost & Found' won the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year Award, and his third solo album 'Breaks & Bone' was shortlisted for the same award the following year.


With live accompaniment from Raymond MacDonald and Christian Ferlaino (saxophone and percussion)

Tour Dates 2017/18

Raymond MacDonald and Christian Ferlaino perform their new score written to accompany Italian-born Lorenza Mazzetti’s dialogue-free film ‘Together’ set in London’s East End. The film was made without synchronised sound as part of the British ‘Free Cinema’ movement whose manifesto celebrated freedom for filmmakers from orthodoxy and conservatism. It follows two deaf dockers in the midst of the wary, hearing community and stars the then unknown 32 year-old Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi in the lead.

Introductions and post-screening Q&As will be enhanced by BSL interpretation and electronic note-taking.

Dir Lorenza Mazzetti | UK | 1956 | b&w | 52m | cert PG
With: Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Andrews

Raymond MacDonald and Christian Ferlaino

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. Collaborating with musicians such as Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, Evan Parker, David Byrne and Jim O'Rourke, he plays in many collaborative free improvisatory contexts and his roots in jazz and pop music can also be heard in his playing and writing. He is also Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation at Edinburgh College of Art and lectures, publishes and runs workshops internationally.

Christian Ferlaino

Italian-born saxophonist, improviser, composer and ethnomusicologist Christian Ferlaino focuses on the intersection between composition and improvisation. His recent work focuses on the use of sound materials of Calabrian folk music, his birthplace in the South of Italy, in a contemporary jazz and improvised music realm.

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Last updated: 28 September 2017 at 10:22