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For Counterflows At Home we asked radio producer Alannah Chance to help us create our Counterflows podcast series. We love radio, the way the focus is a purely aural experience and those radio waves play with your mind. We asked artists to think about this idea and to work with Alannah to create a work that reflected in some way their world of experiencing music. And what a brilliant collection of podcasts they have created. Quinie produced her own two-part reflections on her work. The first part Conyach followed by Nawken.

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Conyach

This is a 2 part podcast exploring the cultural context of Nawken (Scottish Traveller) song traditions and their links with wider social justice struggles for Scottish Travellers. This is part of a wider piece of work that me and Davie have been doing looking at the relationships between Nawken cultural ‘outputs’ (song /storytelling/craft) and access to sites. Read more

It’s Not Music

The artist Yan Jun guides us through the ‘non music’ scene in Beijing, starting from the four walls of his studio and travelling out to a busy underpass and a local restaurant to meet artists in the city to talk about what non music means to them.  Yan noticed things starting to happen a few years ago, when a group of artists in the city began making performances which defied easy categorisation. Read more
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Reimagining Ramayana

“I am from a Brahminical background. Nrithya comes from a marginalised community. So, how do we work out those politics?”. Composer/singer Nakul Krishnamurthy embarks on an ambitious project with dancer/activist Nrithya Pillai. Read more
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Water Rhythms: Listening To Climate Change

Susie Ibarra and Michele Koppes present a podcast of soundscapes and stories in Water Rhythms: Listening to Climate Change. Water Rhythms is the story of climate change as told by the ice and water. It is the acoustic story of our entanglements with a changing climate and changing landscapes of our own making. Through Water Rhythms, we […] Read more

Requiem For Survivors

What are the sonic manifestations of trauma? In this podcast the artist and musician Thefuries explores how the experiences of sexual violence can manifest in sound and in the act of listening. We hear their journey through the making of a series of intensely personal pieces for Counterflows At Home, including the making of several bells and exploring how the idea of the bell resonates as both alarm or announcement. Read more

Kuduro: Electronic Music of Angola – Part One

Kuduro is the electronic dance music of a generation born and raised during Angola's traumatic and protracted civil war. It started life on Angola's margins, in the clubs and ghettos of the nation's capital, Luanda, but its influence can be heard in Angolan hip hop, R&B, and techno. Read more
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Nawken

This is a 2 part podcast exploring the cultural context of Nawken (Scottish Traveller) song traditions and their links with wider social justice struggles for Scottish Travellers. This is part of a wider piece of work that me and Davie have been doing looking at the relationships between Nawken cultural ‘outputs’ (song /storytelling/craft) and access to sites. Read more

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