Counterflows is back for 2013 with a fizzing line-up of artists. Peter Brotzmann, Loren Connors, Jandek, Kan Mikami are just some of the familiar names but there will be new names like Jarse from Finland and Rie Nakajima and local travellers like Hector Bizerk, Gareth Dickson and Richard Youngs There will be a new commission by Lina Lapelyte called Candy Shop looking at the dark disturbing mysogynist language in some hip hop.
Monthly archive February, 2013
lll人

lll人

“I went to a private session of theirs … which I thought was absolutely outstanding. The musicians are Paul Abbott (drum kit), Seymour Wright (alto), and Daichi Yoshikawa (electronics). […] They tell me they have been playing together for quite a while…” – Victor Schonfield
Jarse

Jarse

A power duo from the south coast of Finland, Jarse has been preparing for a psychedelic revolution since 2009, drawing inspiration from the psychedelic music from all decades, from dark prehistorical age to the distant future. In 2011 first official Jarse release, 7″ single Alas (Fonal Records) saw daylight. It holds a record of being...
Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit

Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit

Phill Niblock makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using...
Annette Krebs

Annette Krebs

Annette Krebs has been connected with music since her childhood. She was taught in music among others by Manfred Ridil in Saarland, studied music at the “Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst” in Frankfurt/Main and finished her studies 1992 with the diploma. At the same time, she worked in painting. Since 1993 she has lived...
Janie Nicoll

Janie Nicoll

Janie Nicoll is a visual artist based in Glasgow. She originally trained in Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, gaining a first class honours degree and the Watt Medal for Academic Distinction from the Fine Art Department. After gaining a post graduate diploma at ECA she lived in Budapest, Hungary for a year on a...
Loren Connors

Loren Connors

Loren Connors has improvised and composed music for about thirty-five years, continually charting new territory with the guitar and never “standing still.” His music, sometimes called avant blues, has been recorded on Northern Spy, Family Vineyard, Drag City, and other labels. In addition to his long-time collaboration with Suzanne Langille, he has performed with John...
Suzanne Langille

Suzanne Langille

Lina Lapelyte

Lina Lapelyte

The first of the Saturday evening sessions at Counterflows at CCA is an intriguing exploration of the dark and disturbing male dominated language of Hip Hop. Supported through the PRS for music Foundation’s Women Make Music scheme, artist/musician/composer Lina Lapelyte has brought together a powerful group of female artists all who bring their own distinct...
Gareth Dickson

Gareth Dickson

Based around the acoustic guitar, Gareth DIckson’s compositions employ effects (analogue delay and reverb) in an attempt to recreate something of the modern ambient/electronic musical landscape as well as referencing some of the well known fingerpickers of the past. Sometimes entirely instrumental, sometimes with sparing vocals, always with the idea of exploring and finding new...
Jandek

Jandek

Rie Nakajima

Rie Nakajima

Rie Nakajima is an artist working with installations and performances that produce sound.Her works are most often composed in direct response to unique architectural spaces using a combination of audio materials and found objects.The works created for the purposes of “playing” the sounds she has in mind are often placed matter-of-factly on the floor or...
Gareth Dickson / Suzanne Langille / Loren Connors / Kan Mikami, Alex Neilson & Sterling Smith

Gareth Dickson / Suzanne Langille / Loren Connors / Kan Mikami, Alex Neilson & Sterling Smith

FRI 5 APRIL / ST ANDREWS IN THE SQUARE / 6:45PM – 10:00PM / £12