Programme of works at Counterflows and Tectonics 2016
AC Projects is an independent arts organisation founded by Alasdair Campbell to develop ideas, projects and performance opportunities that support the continued exploration of cutting edge music practices from the grassroots and underground music communities across Scotland, the UK and internationally. One of AC Projects‘ main aims is to offer opportunities for artists to create new work that will challenge conceived notions in music making and will allow musicians, composers and audiences the space and time to explore new ideas.
AC Projects‘ flagship event, Counterflows, is a festival about exploration and collaboration and investigates networks of artists, audiences and producers locally, in the UK and internationally who share an adventurous outlook to the arts and are willing to participate and examine different practices and methods with the goal of creating new experiences within music and the arts. Counterflows is a festival for the curious. It is a festival investigating what underground music is and isn’t and what it can be. Counterflows asks these questions and others and celebrates the desire for exploration.
AC Projects co-curates and co-produces the Tectonics Festival with the BBC and Ilan Volkov, commissioning artists from the local Scottish scene that may never have worked in the context of the orchestra or with the BBC. Tectonics examines the role of the orchestra in new music juxtaposing it with grassroots experimental music makers.
AC Projects seeks to create a collaborative ethos where producers and promoters, artists and audience, venues and towns work together and share their experience.