A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
April 2021
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Usurper is the Edinburgh-based duo of Malcy Duff and Ali Robertson, a mischievous outfit whose off-radar activities have manifested over 15 years in tragi-comic one-off performances, on the spot collaborations, countless CD-rs, zines and underground miscellanea. Traversing the worlds of British improvisation, post-fluxus performance art, absurdist comic book fiction and Scottish luddite humour, they create a world that exists “through” music, where the mundane is illuminated and notions of “talent” and “expertise” are de-mystified.

As featured artists, Usurper will perform across the festival in various spaces, creating new work especially for Counterflows 2018 in collaboration with Belgian based artist Jelle Crama.