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Counterflows is a new series of festivals exploring international networks of underground music. This first festival took place across London, Berlin and Glasgow from 6th-15th April. Produced by OTOProjects in Berlin and London and AC Projects in Glasgow the festival was made possible with support from Sound and Music, The British Council, Creative Scotland, The PRS for Music Foundation and The Goethe Institut.
The festival also proved an all to rare opportunity to see Tomokawa Kazuki, performing for the very first time in London. Tomokawa is a poet, singer, artist, bicycle race commentator, essayist, actor and drinker, an artist who miraculously embodies the romance of the vagabond poet, a rarity in an age where our freedom means we have forgotten how to live. The below clips from Tomokawa Kazuki, Steffen Basho Junghans and Margareth Kammerer are personal highlights from the festival. Other highlights included Kim Doo Soo, who despite nursing a bad cold gave a touching and restrained performance, and Michael Gira, who attracted a younger and rock’n'roll audience.
- Gianmarco Del Re for Fluid Radio