Margareth Kammerer / Bill Wells National Jazz Trio / Kazuki Tomokawa
Margareth Kammerer | 7pm
Opening the final evening the amazing evocative vocals of Berlin based artist Margareth Kammerer. She composes minimalist, abstract songs which are influenced by fields as diverse as experimental voice, sound research and early Blues. She is unusual in seeming equally at home improvising with the likes of Fred Frith and Otomo Yoshihide as singing jazz standards in a haunting voice that recalls the likes of Karen Dalton and Sibylle Baier.
Bill Wells’ National Jazz Trio of Scotland | 8pm
Bill Wells’ music is a sacred thing. With a reputation across the world for haunting, fragile and incomparable music, Wells is also a prolific composer with projects like the recent Lemondale involving an all star Japanese ensemble and Jim O’Rourke. NJTOS is his personal vehicle for unravelling standards.
Kazuki Tomokawa | 9pm
Counterflows closes with an extremely rare UK appearance of legendary Japanese underground folk singer Kazuki Tomokawa. Tomokawa emerged out of the Japanese folk scene of the early seventies with a sound unlike anything else and
has since gone on to create some of the most powerful, raw, utterly unique outsider-folk music to be found. Tomokawa has only visited these shores once before at Le Weekend 2003 in Stirling so grab the chance to see this beautifully poised and intense musician now as it might not come again.