Counterflows Community Interventions
The idea of community is surely about getting together in some way. How can people get together for a festival in our currents circumstances? We can’t but we can try something different. We consulted Belfast composer extraordinaire Brian Irvine to lay down a couple of challenges, things to get us thinking and doing. The Counterflows’ Community Interventions are the results.
It has been hard for us all over the last year. Cooped up inside, watching too much television, so we decided to look at ways that we can all take part in something together. There are always ways to make music, make noise, shout out, whether that is in the house or outside next to your favourite tree. For the Community Interventions we have asked various community groups and artists to think of how to make music in different and unusual ways.
Below are a wide range of ways that participants have taken part. One thing to note is that you can and should at different points play more than one of the files at a time. Especially the wonderful Alternative C contributions. If you press a selection of these at once you will create a wonderful cacophony of sound.