A Festival Of Underground, Experimental & International Music
April 2021
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Nicole Mitchell & Mark Sanders duo/ Viaduct Tuba Trio & The Gorbals Youth Brass Band play the music of Bill Wells

Venue and Date

Maryhill Community Central Hall, 6 April 2019


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



Three years ago Chicago-based composer, flautist and educator Nicole Mitchell and London-based percussionist Mark Sanders performed together at Cafe OTO in London. Having never met before, they created a strikingly sparse and minimal sound, marrying Mark’s deft, subtle touches on skins and cymbals with Nicole’s spiralling flute and emotive vocal delivery. To this day their duo remains one of the highlights of Cafe OTO’s expansive archive, and we’re delighted to present this duo’s 2nd ever show atCounter ows this year.

Bill Wells is one of the unsung heroes of Scottish underground music, making music that touches the worlds of pop, jazz, classical music and experimental music, but with a tender singularity at its core. After seeing remarkable footage of his music performed by Viaduct Tuba Trio beneath the Glenfinnan Viaduct, we had to look at how we could do Bill’s music justice and expand upon the ideas resonating from his music. For this special commission for Counterflows Festival 2019 the Viaduct Tuba Trio and The Gorbals Youth Brass Band will join forces to present new works by Bill.

The Viaduct Tuba Trio are: Danielle Price, Mark Reynolds & Anthony Hook

Gorbals Youth Brass Band (GYBB) is an inclusive music programme situated in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. Established in 2012 by two MMus brass students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the band continues to aim to remove all barriers to participation in instrumental music making, within and area of multiple deprivation.

Gorbals Youth Brass Band are:

Cornet: Iman, Lauren, Adam, Nathan, Isabelle.
Horn: Katie, Kayley, Angel. Trombone:Assia, Marta, Helen, Michelle.
Tuba: Esther

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

Please note: cash only bar.