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 email@example.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
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A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020 Various Venues Around Glasgow
Evan Parker and Sten Sandell Improvisations for Church Organ & Saxophone
*PLEASE NOTE : A bus will leave CCA on Sauchiehall Street @ 5.15pm sharp.
The third commission for Counterflows 2015 brings two of improvisations musical masters together in a profound but simple conceptual project. Co-commissioned with the wonderful Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival as part of the celebrations last year of Evan Parker’s 70th birthday, Improvisations for Church Organ and Saxophone, explores the amazingly resonant space of the Glasgow University Chapel. Pianist and organ specialist, Sten Sandell, joins Evan in this duel between the acoustic instruments and the actual dynamics of the space. AC Projects and HCMF// gratefully acknowledge the support of the PRS for Music Foundations’ Beyond Borders fund for this commission.