Flit at Brighton Dome
Past Event


Wed 4 May 2016

★★★★ Scotsman
★★★★ Herald Scotland
'Green’s musical architecture is a wonder to behold' fRoots

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 and Becky Unthank from The Unthanks, with BAFTA-winning animators whiterobot (Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson) for this extraordinary live 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.

Fronted by the inimitable voices of Becky Unthank and Adam Holmes, this world class band conjures a haunting sonic landscape around Green’s exquisite songs, enveloped on stage within a captivatingly beautiful animated world.

Flit the album is out now, listen here on Spotify:

Produced by Lepus Productions
Co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Barbican Centre, Perth International Arts Festival and Sage Gateshead
Co-produced by Opera North Projects
Supported by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and Beyond Borders