Counterflows 2021

Q&A Annea Lockwood & Sam Green with Kate Molleson


1 April 2021




We are really pleased to launch Counterflows At Home with the first of live event discussions, introducing our Featured Artist for our 10th edition of the festival, Annea Lockwood. Annea will be joined by film maker Sam Green, the director behind the beautifully intimate documentary ‘Annea Lockwood – A Film About Listening’, which makes its world debut screening at the festival. The talk will be hosted by writer and broadcaster Kate Molleson, and will explore Annea’s artistic practice and processes, as well as provide insight into Sam’s film and Annea’s commissioned sound work for the Counterflows, ‘For Ruth’.

Whether recording burning or drowning pianos, the sound maps of rivers or the resonance of glass, Annea Lockwood is one of the most exploratory artists in experimental music history. As part of being our Featured Artist at Counterflows at Home, she has shared with us this intimate new audio work, ‘For Ruth’, which threads together conversations with her late partner Ruth Anderson and field recordings of the places that are evocative of their time together.

Sam Green is a documentary filmmaker. He’s made many movies including most recently A Thousand Thoughts, a live cinematic collaboration with the Kronos Quartet. Previous “live documentaries” include The Measure of All Things and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, featuring the indie rock band Yo La Tengo. Sam’s documentary The Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award and included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

Kate Molleson is a journalist and broadcaster. She presents BBC Radio 3’s New Music Show and Music Matters. Her documentaries (BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service) have investigated music in Greenland, opera in Mongolia, lost recordings of Arabic classical music and the Ethiopian nun/pianist/composer Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou. Her articles are published in The Guardian, The Herald, BBC Music Magazine, Opera, Gramophone and elsewhere. She was commissioning editor of Dear Green Sounds, a history of Glasgow’s music venues commissioned by UNESCO. She teaches music journalism at Darmstadt and Dartington.