Flit

Video & Production Design

We’ll be providing video design and technical support for Flit this summer and autumn. Flit is a gig and theatre show dreamed up by Lau member Martin Green and commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Barbican Centre, Perth International Arts Festival and Sage Gateshead, and is produced by Penny King for Lepus Productions, co-produced by Opera North Projects. Here’s what they’re saying about it:

“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.”

Credits for imitating the dog:

Video Design: Simon Wainwright

Video engineer: Andrew Crofts

Video System Design: Alan Cox


Tour Dates:

For tour dates please see Martin Green’s site at http://www.martingreenmusic.co.uk/gigs/