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 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

Film Screening – Yodel Portraits with Myriam Van Imschoot & Dorreen Kutzke

Venue and Date

CCA Theatre, 5 April 2019


12:45 doors – 13:00 start
14:30 finish



Myriam Van Imschoot & Dorreen Kutzke present two films that explore and celebrate different forms of yodelling.

Yodal Portrait – Phil Minton: This portrait pays tribute to the British music legend Phil Minton and the many voices that live within his wide vocal range. Originally a trumpet player, Phil Minton developed a unique approach to his voice that sings back to the hum and din of the world. Sound is paint. The moving camera as well as the light encircles the singer as if meditating a riddle.

The film ends with a rare testimony of Phil Minton’s performing. He brings for the camera three mesostics in honor of John Cage, who loved this poetic form in which the organizing word runs down the middle instead of the side.

Accessibility: The CCA Theatre is on the 1st floor of the building and can be accessed from a lift on the ground floor.



Yodel Portrait – Doreen Kutzke – “I wanted to deliver proof of my existence. I had a voice and couldmake myself heard.”

Doreen Kutzke took to yodeling from early childhood in the former GDR. Now she makes a living as a singer in various pop and art formations, and runs a yodel school in Berlin. Myriam Van Imschoot pursues with the video Yodel Portrait Doreen Kutzke her interest in breaking voice techniques as they are rooted in personal histories and lifelong passions with cultural echo.