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 email@example.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
Motherese with Aby Vulliamy + Maria Jardardottir + Laura Cole + Nerea Bello
photo @ Classic Grand by Martin Gray
Music therapist and violist Aby Vulliamy will facilitate a fun and accessible music workshop, with support from pianist Laura Cole, vocalist Maria Jardardottir, music therapist and trombonist George Murray plus some local guest musicians. Inviting volunteers from children and adults of all ages and abilities to ‘conduct’ the ensemble in whatever manner they like (anything from minimal eye movements to free-style dance), we will create a thrilling and intimate experience of interactive music-making, using instruments, body percussion and vocalisations. The workshop explores concepts of ‘attunement’ (mirroring and tuning into the feelings behind actions and facial expressions) and cross-modal communication (eg translation from movement to sound and vice versa), both of which are powerful aspects of the instinctive relationship between a pre-verbal baby and parent.
WORKSHOP #1 Glad Café Foundation – 11:00
Performance #2 Glad Café Bar – 14:00
Meet at Glad Café at 11am.
There will be three sessions:
Session 1 – 11.30 – 12pm
Session 2 – 12 – 12.30pm
Session 3 – 12.30 – 1pm
Motherese with Aby Vulliamy, Laura Cole, Maria Jardardottir & George Murray
Glad Café/venue – 2pm
The workshop culminates in a ‘musical group self-portrait’, a vibrant and dynamic experience of spontaneous group expression, proving that whatever our age or ability, we are all inherently musical…