A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi / Myriam Van Imschoot & Doreen Kutzke / Sholto Dobie + Free Vegan Food!

Venue and Date

Maryhill Community Central Hall, 4 April 2019


18:00 doors – 20:00 start
22:30 finish



The opening night of Counterflows 2019 sees an important strand of the festival that we have come to call our “folk night”. Drop by from 6pm for some free vegan food and hanging out.

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi‘s percussion solo performances by far exceed the idea of what to expect from a percussion concert. Performing on traditional Persian handdrums (Tombak & Daf), he pushes the language of the instruments far beyond their traditional folk roots, embracing the simultaneous playing of polyrhythmic beats, sophisticated melodies and a broad spectrum of overtones.

Doreen Kutzke and Myriam Van Imschoot present Hola Hu – a yodel duet performance that juggles glitches and gaps, until silence takes over. Composed by Myriam for her teacher Doreen and sung in strict unison, the piece – based on a well-known yodel phrase or tune from the Harz- mountains in former East-Germany (where Doreen is from) – zooms into the acoustic particularities of the breaking voice as it occurs in yodelling, while questioning the transmission of such vocal traditions.

Scottish artist Sholto Dobie will open the festival with new work that continues his foray into pipe- music and drones, which he has been developing and explored as part ofthe Counterfows/SSW residencyprogramme.

Accessibility: The main venue space can be accessed via an elevator on the ground floor.

Please note: cash only bar.

This event is kindly supported by the British Council/Iran initiative & Goethe Institut-Glasgow.