So I have returned to the green hills of Rio de Janeiro, not that you can see them this morning, the first day of Novas Frequencias 2015. Rio is going through a very strange attack of Scottish related weather. Rain and more rain, so when we arrived last night the streets looked a bit like Glasgow in mid July. The rain glistening in the street lights. But it is so exciting to be back in the city and when I say we, Charlie Knox and his new wife Skip have accompanied me this time as part of Counterflows’ collaboration with Novas Frequencias. Auntie Flo are also here as part of this Brazil versus Scotland musical sound challenge. I’m meeting Brian this afternoon to go to some studio or other. As Counterflows has just launched its first wave of artists and the early bird is on sale how appropriate to find myself back in Brazil and to be greeted at the airport by the ever lovely Maria Claudia. More to come from the streets of Rio. Let the festival begin! Off to find breakfast.
This research trip was kindly supported by: