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.
The weekend ahead. All you need to know

The weekend ahead. All you need to know

If you have a ticket booked please bring either: a print out of the eventbrite email show us the email on your phone use the eventbrite iPhone or Android app. Everyone will be given an old school proper event ticket on the door If you have a Festival or a...
1 day and counting: Rie Nakajima

1 day and counting: Rie Nakajima

It is great to get new stuff happening at the festival. Rie Nakajima is one such soul. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she does. Of course she comes with serious recommendations. Phill Niblock is a friend. In fact we were thinking that she could join them at their...
Sterling Smith extra...

Sterling Smith extra…

Counterflows likes to throw some curved balls into the mix just to see what might happen. Well, now we have another one to wet the appetite of fans of the dark and wonderful world we all inhabit. As Cafe Oto put it “a mind boggling late addition”, to a programme...
11 days and counting: Counterflows Commission - Lina Lapelyte's Candy Shop

11 days and counting: Counterflows Commission – Lina Lapelyte’s Candy Shop

I first worked with Lina Lapelyte at Le Weekend 2010 when she played violin as part of a commission devised by Mark Wastell.
16 days and counting: Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille

16 days and counting: Loren Connors & Suzanne Langille

As we head towards the festival weekend  wanted to just say few words on the artists. At the heart of Counterflows is the mix of local and international acts and the commissioning of new music and creative partnerships. In the run up to the 5th April I’ll be doing some...
Peter Brotzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love

Peter Brotzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love

Peter Brötzmann and Paal Nilssen-Love played together for the first time in 1998. Since then the two have collaborated in many groups, amongst them Hairy Bones, Roma trio, Ada trio, The Chicago Tentet and not least as duo. The duo has toured several times in Europe, played concerts in Japan...
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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
Ticket Info

Ticket Info

Up to now, Counterflows festival tickets have only been available on-line via eventbrite. The physical tickets are now back from the printers and available from the venues as below. For anyone that buys a ticket via eventbrite however we will happily give you one of the printed tickets when you check in at the door....
Late Night Counterflows: Jarse / Hector Bizerk / DJs till late

Late Night Counterflows: Jarse / Hector Bizerk / DJs till late

FRI 5 APRIL / MONO / 10:00PM – 3:00AM / FREE
Hector Bizerk

Hector Bizerk

The experimental hip-hop duo comprises of drummer Audrey and rapper Louie. They have been building a solid reputation for their illustrious live shows, inking a new page in an exciting new chapter for Scottish music. With a growing fan base the dynamic duo have drawn comparisons from music journalists as a being like a hybrid...