Announcement

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 counterflowsfundraising@gmail.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

Original website still available below
A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
2 – 5 April 2020
Various Venues Around Glasgow

Mountain/Full Edition / Soft Tissue

Venue and Date

Maryhill Community Central Hall, 4 April 2020

Time

15:00 doors – 15:30 start
17:00 finish

Entry

£8

**please note it will be a cash only bar at this event**

Kentaro Imai aka Kren is pondering the unstable ensemble that counts him as its architect “I’m always getting asked what kind of band Mountain is but it is different every time”.

Mountain/ Full Edition make their UK debut at Counterflows, uniting multiple generations of artists and activists in Japan’s western Kansai region they make a virtue of their impracticability. Performances by the loose-knit collective may feature anything from 3 to over a dozen members, few whom have any or little musical experience. Performances can encompass, meandering jams, readings, screenings, absurdist theatre, breakdancing, wrestling bouts, sometimes all at once.

“It’s like a really bad drunken karaoke night”.

Soft tissue is a collaboration between Glasgow-based artists Feronia Wennborg and Simon Weins. Working with DIY electronics, everyday objects and digital processing, the duo produce hyperreal textures and hesitant melodies through strategies of shared agency and friendship.

In December 2019 soft tissue released their self-titled debut on Penultimate Press, a collection of sonic explorations based on recordings from everyday life and experiments in analogue feedback. With attention towards quiet noises and small interventions, the duo plays within networks of lo-fi amplification, blurring the boundaries between initiated and environmental sounds.