Katz Mulk Q&A

Katz Mulk is a performance collective featuring Andrea Kearney, Ben Knight, Ben Morris, and Siân Williams. Their work pulls together… Read more »

The Hairdressers

The Hairdressers are Robyn Steward (trumpet with fx) and Kathy Hulme (cello) Kathy Hulme is perhaps best known for her work… Read more »

Counterflows: Tasmania

Mona Foma It is really interesting being at other people’s festivals. Mona Foma is in the town of Launceston, Tasmania’s… Read more »

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Letitia Pleiades

Very happy to have Letitia Pleiades on the decks as part of one of our late night Counterflows Social. Highly… Read more »


Part of a prankster club collective PRR PRR from Brussels, Clara!’s mixtape series “Reggaetoneras” – made up of 100% female… Read more »

Eva-Maria Houben

Part of the constantly adventurous Wandelweiser collective – home to the likes of Michael Pisaro, Radu Malfatti and Jurg Frey… Read more »

Sue Tompkins

Sue Tompkins is a collector of found phrases, words, and lyrics. Through her typed and spoken works – created by… Read more »

Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon is a Glasgow-based artist whose work exists on the fringes of sound art, music and broadcasting. A keen… Read more »

ARTISTS          FULL PROGRAMME & TICKETS Counterflows is a four day celebration of underground music, featuring a wide… Read more »

Midori Takada

Midori Takada is a Japanese percussionist whose output over the past 40 years weaves through solo, group and theatrical practices.… Read more »

The Modern Institute

Mutant undulations from the deep belly of the Glasgow underground, brought to life spontaneously by flickering synths, rolling drums and… Read more »

Glorias Navales

Delighted to welcome Chile’s Glorias Navales to Europe for the very first time. The group get together regularly in a… Read more »

Farmers Manual

Farmers Manual are a radical electronic and visual arts group formed in Vienna in the early 1990s. The group are renowned… Read more »

Olimpia Splendid

Olimpia Splendid sound a bit like all our favourite guitar bands rolled up into one. Made up of three woman at the… Read more »

Svitlana Nianio

We first discovered singer and multi-instrumentalist Svitlana Nianio’s music on the aptly titled ‘Music The World Does Not See’ – a… Read more »

Counterflows 2016

Yeah You | Chelpa Ferro | Carnatic Music Ensemble | Aine O’Dwyer | EVOL | Liene Rozite | Franka Herwig… Read more »

Counterflows 2015

Owen Green | Glad Community Choir | Fritz Welch | Adam Campbell | George Lyle | Andrea Neumann | Chinese… Read more »


YEAH YOU make improvised pop music everywhere and anywhere. Filling up hours of dead time spent on motorways, drive-by stations… Read more »

Chelpa Ferro

Formed as part of Rio de Janeiro’s burgeoning visual art scene , Chelpa Ferro straddle the various genres of creative… Read more »

Àine O’Dwyer: Pipe Organ

Counterflows presents Irish composer/performer/musician Áine O’Dwyer in a live improvisatory performance for pipe organ at the Glasgow University Chapel. As… Read more »

EVOL (DJ set)

Since the late nineties, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Steven Sharp – EVOL – have been producing what they call… Read more »


N.M.O. is an acronym serving to frame the work of a rolling computerized ceremonial aerobics unit that operates in a… Read more »

Franka Herwig solo

Franka Herwig solo – 4.15 – 4.45pm Franka Herwig is collaboarting with Liene Rozite on this year’s Counterflows’ residnecy and… Read more »

Chelpa Ferro / Billy Bao / Sensational

Chelpa Ferro (8 – 8.45pm) Billy Bao (9 – 9.45pm) Sensational (10 – 10.45pm) Powered by Eventbrite Powered by Eventbrite

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12.15 – 1am – live band tbc

DJs / Black Top

DJs 11 – 3am Black Top (12midnight – 1am) This event is not ticketed: just turn up! Black Top, the… Read more »

Hour House

Australia’s Hour House offer a musical blueprint marinated in mystery, beauty, sound, and song. Hour House is the duo of… Read more »

Mette Rasmussen

Mette Rasmussen is a Danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway. She works in the field of improvised music, drawing… Read more »

Graham Lambkin

Graham Lambkin (b. 1973 in Dover, England) is a multidisciplinary artist, currently based in Upstate New York, who first came… Read more »


Astor is the moniker of Mark Harwood, Australian publisher, event curator and sound artist who is now residing in London,… Read more »

Inga Copeland

Inga Copeland is best known for her tenure as half of oblique experimental duo Hype Williams. Working alongside Dean Blunt,… Read more »

Pat Thomas

Pat Thomas is a pianist based in Oxford. To us, he is one of the greatest living UK-based improvisers; a… Read more »

Rian Treanor

Rian Treanor (b.1988) is an artist and producer based in Glasgow. His sound practice re-imagines the intersection of club culture,… Read more »

Aby Vulliamy

Aby is a musician and composer, performing and recording frequently as a violist, pianist and vocalist in a range of… Read more »

Still House Plants

Originally formed of Artists David Kennedy, Jessica Hickie-Kallenbach and Finlay Clark, Still House Plants started to write music together during… Read more »

Billy Bao

Billy Bao is a Spanish noise rock group featuring notorious experimental musician and theorist Mattin. Guitar, drums and vocals create… Read more »

Cüneyt Sepetçi

***Unfortunately Cuneyt Sepecti has had to cancel his appearance as his visa was turned down.*** In Istanbul, close to the… Read more »


Sensational is an experimental hip hop artist based in New York. Over the last three decades he has challenged the… Read more »

Maurice Louca

AC Projects present Maurice Louca. Since Tectonics and Counterflows 2015 we have been busy planning our next steps, researching, listening… Read more »

Owen Green

Owen Green is an Edinburgh based composer-improviser who focuses on electronic music. He is active in a number of groups,… Read more »

Fritz Welch

Fritz Welch is a drummer, percussionist and vocalist determined to stretch the escalator of possibilities into the bloodshot eye of… Read more »

Florian Hecker

He dramatises space – This slot on Friday evening of Counterflows is developing into a time to explore the ever… Read more »

Fish Police

South London based Fish Police bring their joyous jumble of urban sprawl north of the border for the first time.… Read more »

The Flexibles

In our features artist, Richard Youngs’, words: “The Flexibles are a trio with a combined age of 106. They are… Read more »

Adam Campbell

Adam Campbell is a musician and sound artist from Glasgow. He works in the fields of improvisation, live performance, software… Read more »

Andrea Neumann

Counterflows’ residency collaborator, Andrea Neumann, presents her solo work “Letraton Nr. 9” (2014) for Innenklavier (inside piano).

George Lyle

It is a really important and special thing to me to have George Lyle perform at Counterflows 2015. I’m not… Read more »

Andrea Neumann

Andrea Neumann is a wonderfully explorative artist. After studying classical piano in Berlin she soon looked for new ways of… Read more »

Day Seven Bauhaus

And so the last day of strolling around the beautiful city of Berlin. After a failed attempt to gather a… Read more »

Negro Leo

When Chico Dub, director of the Novas Frequencias festival in Rio De Janeiro, sent me music from Brazil to consider… Read more »

The Flexibles

Music sometimes reeks of its own self-worth. And then sometimes it just is. Richard Youngs our featured artist sometimes makes… Read more »

Florian Hecker

Prolific and provocative, we are delighted to have extreme German computer artist Florian Hecker at this years’ festival. Working independently and… Read more »

Sacred Paws

Great to have this lively and utterly joyous duo play Counterflows ahead of the launch of their new mini LP… Read more »

Angharad Davies

It is great to have Angharad Davies at Counterflows 2015, especially doing her own music. I have known Angharad’s work… Read more »

Raymond Boni

This will be the second time I have brought the incomparable Raymond Boni to the UK. The first time was… Read more »

Fish Police

The Fish Police – a South London-based band on the cutting edge of the learning disability music scene – create… Read more »

Yong Yong

Originally key figures in Lisbon’s buzzing underground scene, Yong Yong relocated to Glasgow just over a year ago to re-assess… Read more »

Noura Mint Seymali

Way back then… when record shops ruled (not that they don’t now of course!) Into our store dropped an amazing… Read more »

Hisato Higuchi

If anyone hasn’t yet noticed, there does follow me a yearning to understand the music of Japan, especially the relationship… Read more »

Rabih Beaini

Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis is a lone voice in electronic music. Few dis thread as challenging and intriguing sounds together,… Read more »

Daniel Carter

So to get started… this is going to be a great year and for one reason at least, Daniel Carter… Read more »

Alasdair in Brazil

Some of you may have met Chico at last year’s Counterflows. He runs the amazing Novas Frequências festival in Rio de… Read more »

Queen’s Park Arena

Queen’s Park Arena is located within Queen’s Park on the Southside of Glasgow. It has been recently removated and is… Read more »


Formed originally as a jam-based project in the ever-fertile analogue studio ‘Green Door’, Whilst jump seamlessly between free jazz, dub… Read more »

Golden Teacher

Golden Teacher started life as a studio collaboration between Glasgow’s noise punk trio, Ultimate Thrush and Glasgow’s all analogue house… Read more »

Ai Aso

Tokyo’s Ai Aso (朝生愛, Asō Ai) is a Japanese psychedelic pop singer-songwriter whose work has a whisper-thin acid folk quality… Read more »

Peter Nicholson

Peter is a cellist/improviser/composer/teacher who has recorded and toured extensively with various new music ensembles, improvising groups, professional symphony orchestras,… Read more »

David Maranha

David Maranha was born in Figueira da Foz in 1969. His work encompasses sculpture, music and architecture. In 1986 he… Read more »

Mats Gustafsson

Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden, Mats Gustafsson is a Saxplayer, improviser and composer. He is a well known solo… Read more »


The Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is an art gallery, performance space, cafe, and cinema on Sauchiehall Street. The CCA… Read more »

Glad Café

The Glad Cafe is a cafe/venue in the southside of Glasgow, the heart of Scotland’s most ethnically diverse community. With… Read more »

Sarah Kenchington

Sarah Kenchington builds her own remarkable mechanical instruments, including a pedal-powered hurdy-gurdy, a giant rotating kalimba and her own brass… Read more »

The Space Lady

Often seen performing in 1980’s Boston, and then a decade later in San Francisco’s Castro community – where she would… Read more »

Mark Sanders

Always searching for new sounds to use within the drumkit and playing in a variety of music settings the past… Read more »

Will Guthrie

Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He works in many different settings of music: live… Read more »

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

The electronic pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius lives in Baden near Wien (Austria) and is a legendary figure in popular music. He… Read more »

Stefan Schneider

Dusseldorf based Stefan Schneider’s music has a breadth of vision that creates a deep sense of space and an aching… Read more »

Lee Patterson

Working with amplification as both a form of manipulation and a mode of enquiry, Lee Patterson has devised a range… Read more »

Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler is an artist based in Glasgow working at the threshold of film and sound. His films are informed… Read more »

Sonic Bothy

Glasgow-based inclusive ensemble Sonic Bothy have an eclectic approach to collaborative composition.  With interests spanning free improvisation, aleatoricism, minimalism, early… Read more »

Maja Borg

”The work of Maja Borg exists at the intersection of documentary, fiction and experimental film fusing the languages of these… Read more »

Ela Orleans

Ela Orleans is a Polish born musician and artist currently based in Glasgow. As a solo artist she uses voice,… Read more »

Steve Noble

From drumming with the last incarnation of wayward pop mavericks Rip, Rig and Panic, to head to heads on turntables… Read more »


Heatsick is the project of musician and visual artist Steven Warwick. Using a solitary Casio keyboard and a myriad of… Read more »

John Edwards

Edwards has always been involved with a wide diversity of musical styles and situations. At home with composed and improvised… Read more »

Mika Vainio

Mika Vainio, currently based in Berlin, was one half of the minimal electronic duo Pan Sonic from Finland, (the other… Read more »

John Butcher

John Butcher is one of the most prolific and versatile performers and creators in the scene today. His commitment to… Read more »

Aki Onda + Akio Suzuki

Akio Susuzki A Legendary sound artist Akio Susuzki has been performing, building instruments and presenting sound installations for 40years. His… Read more »

Joe McPhee

A rare musician who is equally comfortable on brass and woodwind instruments. Benny Carter might be the only other musician… Read more »

Sonic Bothy

Great to have Sonic Bothy at Counterflows. AC Projects worked with them last at the amazing Otoasobi Project last September… Read more »

Counterflows 2013

Annette Krebs + Rie NakaJima + Peter Brotzman & Paal Nilssen-Love + Fuaim is Solas + Death Shanties + Phill… Read more »

Rie Nakajima

Rie Nakajima is an artist working with installations and performances that produce sound. Her works are most often composed in… Read more »

Sami Sanpakkila

Counterflows Film Screenings explore the work of artists who cross boundaries and use different medium to introduce music and the… Read more »

Annette Krebs

Somewhere Video miniature by Mona Breede (Karsruhe/ Germany) Sound by Annette Krebs: 4:17 Gleichgewichtsstoerung Video miniature by Annegret Bleisteiner (Muenchen/Germany)… Read more »


Working with Cafe Oto, it is always great to hear from Hamish what is coming through their programme which is… Read more »

Hector Bizerk

I first heard about Hector Bizerk through asking Fielding Hope of Cry Parrot who was this band with such a… Read more »


It is a common misconception of the way we lead our lives that we are meant to aspire to this… Read more »

Fuaim is Solas

Counterflows is about bringing music together from all the myriad of strands of creativity that exist out there. I have… Read more »

Kan Mikami

Kan Mikami It came as no surprise to me to find out that last year’s festival revelation Kim DooSoo and… Read more »

Tracers Trails Afternoon

Join maverick old school dadaist Sven-Ake Johansson and local heroic performance artist Iain Campbell F-W for an afternoon spent disconcerted… Read more »