Mohammad Reza Mortazavi / Myriam Van Imschoot & Doreen Kutzke / Sholto Dobie

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Maryhill Community Central Hall

Maryhill Community Central Hall
292 -316 Maryhill Road,
Glasgow,
G20 7YE

tel: 0141 331 7676

6:00 pm doors - 20:15:00 start - 10:30 pm finish

Entry £10

The opening night of Counterflows 2019 see an important strand of the festival that we have come to call our “folk night”. Drop by from 6pm to hang out and get some free vegan food. Music kicks off 8.15pm.

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi‘s percussion solo performances by far exceed the idea of what to expect from a percussion concert.
 Playing 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. Radical electronic artist Mark Fell introduced us to Mohammad around 3 years ago as one of the most remarkable percussionists he’s ever heard – and we’ve been addicted ever since. We can’t wait to welcome to Scotland for the first time at this years’ Counterflows.
His performance at Counterflows is supported by British Council/Iran initiative.
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.
This performance is supported by Goethe Institut-Glasgow.

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 of the Counterflows/SSW residency programme.