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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.
Supported through the
Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund
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
Flit | The Guardian
Flit | The Scotsman
Unthank's haunting, breathy voice and Holmes' rich, evocative baritonbe, bearing witness with grace, honesty and inescapable sadness
Image: Genevieve Stevenson
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