Flit, 10 août 2016 21:00, Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Featuring some of today’s most influential musicians, this intimate, visually rich production explores themes of migration through darkly atmospheric songs and breathtaking stop-motion animation.
Award-winning composer and Lau’s visionary accordionist Martin Green brings together Portishead’s Adrian Utley, Mogwai’s Dominic Aitchison, Becky Unthank from The Unthanks and Edinburgh-born folk singer-songwriter Adam Holmes, with BAFTA-winning animators whiterobot (Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson) for this extraordinary new show.
Flit is inspired by first-hand stories of human migration, some heart-warming, others heartbreaking, and features songs and original music by Green with lyrics from Karine Polwart, Anaïs Mitchell, Sandy Wright and Aidan Moffat. Set within a captivating animated world, these exquisite songs are performed live by a world class band fronted by the inimitable voices of Becky Unthank and Adam Holmes.
Martin Green / Adrian Utley / Dominic Aitchison / Becky Unthank / Adam Holmes / whiterobot