carnatic music ensemble

Image: Clare Hoare

…In music, when you do something new, something original, you’re an amateur. Your imitators – these are the professionals. Morton Feldman.

Counterflows is a contemporary music festival produced by AC Projects & OtoProjects and curated by Alasdair Campbell & Fielding Hope.

The festival features a wide array of artists bound together by their questioning spirit and refusal of easy categorisation. Whether born out of the likes of so-called DIY scenes, the internet or geographically remote communities, we believe that the underground belongs to a myriad of voices and is best engaged with when we come together, share ideas, break down borders, challenge hierarchies and push boundaries.

The festival unravels over a selection of carefully picked venues and spaces around Glasgow. We hope to create a space for you to enjoy music that feels inclusive, anti-elitist and fun, and hopefully in some way feels like an extension of the activity and community at the heart of Glasgow’s own music/art scene(s).

Held in April, Counterflows also promotes events during the year. The festival is about exploration and collaboration and and we are delighted to work with networks of artists, audiences and producers internationally and locally who share an adventurous outlook to the arts and are willing to participate and examine different practices and methods.

Counterflows would not be possible without the help from extended team: Alison Murray, Gavin Robertson, Claire Hoare, Silja Strøm, Oliver Pitt, Hamish Dunbar, Tim Matthew and many more.

AC Projects gratefully acknowledges the support of PRS for Music Foundation, Creative Scotland and Goethe Institute.