Flit / The Future

We are into Year 2 of our project with Shetland Arts.

Through an inspiring education programme delivered both in the gallery and the classroom we will work towards a final body of work involving performance, music and an exhibition in the main gallery space at Bonhoga at the end of the project year.

Last night we had 3 Art Ambassadors from Baltasound JHS attend the performance of Flit, at Mareel in Lerwick.

Some of today’s most influential musicians explore themes of migration through darkly atmospheric songs set within a world of breathtaking stop-motion animation.

Green’s musical architecture is a wonder to behold” Froots

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.

Set within a captivating animated world and a haunting sonic landscape, these exquisite songs are performed by a world class band fronted by the inimitable voices of Becky Unthank and Adam Holmes.

This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to be part of a live and dynamic performance, showcasing exceptional music and artistic talent. All of us who attended came away with ideas and inspiration from what was a thought provoking piece of work.


Below is the time lapse video (from the ShetNews website) showing the stage for Flit being created.