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Flit

Martin Green / Adrian Utley / Dominic Aitchison / Becky Unthank / Adam Holmes / whiterobot
10 - 11 August 2016
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.


Flit is the work of many voices...For Green, sharing out the authorship seemed the only way to tell the fragmented experiences of people forced into exile.

The Guardian


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Venue

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Exchange
150 Morrison Street
EH3 8EE

Supported through the
Scottish Government's
Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

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Martin Green
Adrian Utley 
Dominic Aitchison
Becky Unthank
whiterobot

Co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Barbican Centre, Sage Gateshead and Perth International Arts Festival

Co-produced by Opera North Projects


More information about some of the artists

Martin Green
Facebook

Adrian Utley
Portishead: Facebook

Dominic Aitchison
Mogwai: Facebook

Becky Unthank
The Unthanks: Website
The Unthanks: Facebook

Whiterobot
Website

Flit | The Guardian

August 2nd 2016

Flit is the work of many voices...For Green, sharing out the authorship seemed the only way to tell the fragmented experiences of people forced into exile.

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Review by: 

Kate Molleson
The Guardian

Flit | The Scotsman

August 15th 2016

Unthank's haunting, breathy voice and Holmes' rich, evocative baritonbe, bearing witness with grace, honesty and inescapable sadness

Review by: 

Fiona Shepherd

The Scotsman

Image: Genevieve Stevenson


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.

Tickets

All tickets: £25

Current discounts

Students: 30% off
Senior citizens : 30% off
Unemployed: 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU : 30% off
Under 18s : 50% off
Young Scot cardholders : 50% off