Announcement

It is with great sadness we have to announce the decision to cancel Counterflows Festival 2020 due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19.

Putting international artists through the stress of cancelled flights and being potentially quarantined is just too much of a risk to take given the current situation. On top of this, it feels increasingly irresponsible to be holding social events of our scale given the risk of the virus spreading.

We will be issuing refunds for the festival via Eventbrite right away. Funds should be back in your account within the next 7 working days.

Counterflows is a small grassroots festival and we appreciate the love and support the artists, audience members, supporters/funders, staff and everyone else have given us on this venture.

As a small statement of solidarity, if you want to help support artists due to perform and their respective independent labels, we have made a list of music that is available for purchase on their bandcamp pages

We are working out our budgets at the moment and aim to pay all the artists cancel fees. If anyone is able is able to help boost the amount we give them you can do so by donating to us via PayPal at counterflowsfundraising@gmail.com. 100% of donations will be spread equally between the artists.

As it stands we will be focussing our energy on the 2021 edition of the festival, which will be our 10th year anniversary. The plan is to hopefully reschedule as much of the line-up for the 2020 festival as possible, as well as add some additional projects on top. This of course depends on funding and finances, but our fingers are crossed. We'll keep in touch.

Please look out for and support one another during this difficult time. We all need one another more than ever.

Love and strength,
Alasdair & Fielding – Team Counterflows

Original website still available below
A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow

Weld Mignon – Antanas Dombrovskij & Gailė Griciūtė

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Gailė and Antanas started playing together as Weld Mignon in year 2014, their collaboration is an extension of probabilities and capabilities. It’s a constant search for sounds as an attempt to communicate

Gailė Griciūtė is a pianist, composer and sound artist, based in Lithuania. Graduate of Sibelius Music Academy in Finland, at the moment finishing her composition studies at The Lithuanian Music of Theatre and Academy. Gailė Griciūtė has been a member of various sound projects, she has participated in number of improvised music festivals and events in Finland, Germany, Holand, Japan, Kingdom of Bhutan and Lithuania. As a pianist and composer she is elaborating the notion of indeterminacy in music using improvisation as a composition technique, questioning, layering and inter – weaving sounds, thoughts and perceptions.

Currently Gailė is working extensively with a German based Artist Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi. As a member of contemporary art music ensemble “Varjo” Gailė has performed in Tokyo, Berlin London and Helsinki. While living in the Kingdom of Bhutan Gailė has formed free improvisation group called “Driklam Namza”.

Antanas Dombrovskij is a Lithuanian sound artist constantly looking for this ‘other’ sound which reminds of the original instruments as little as possible. It is common for the artist to drift among various genres, concepts and projects under the influence of collaborations with different artists. He became a member of the audio-poetic band Betoniniai triušiai in 2005. Poetry of Tomas S. Butkus and electroacoustic music of Antanas Dombrovskij is joined in the works of the band (the band has released 3 albums). Since 2005 he has been a member of the laptop quartet Twentytwentyone. The activity of the quartet (founded by Arturas Bumšteinas) started from the interpretations of graphical scores and soundtracks for silent experimental movies of the beginning of 20th century. In 2009 Antanas Dombrovskij and sound artist Vilius Šiaulys formed a joint project Tiese. Their debut cassette tape Ant širdies was released in 2013. He has also created music for several modern dance performances and from time to time continues performative collaborations with the theatre artist Benas Šarka and the singer Skaidra Jančaitė.

Antanas Dombrovskij performs as a solo artist and as a member of all the above mentioned bands and projects. He can be seen performing in art galleries, summer open-air festivals and underground clubs. His works can be heard at the main Lithuanian electronic music festivals: Garso Zona, Jauna Muzika, Centras, Enter, TARP, Speigas, Sumirimas, STRCamp. In foreign countries he usually performs as a member of Twentytwentyone and Betoniniai triušiai.

Gailė and Antanas started playing together in year 2014, their collaboration is an extension of probabilities and capabilities. It’s a constant search for sounds as an attempt to communicate.

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