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Vlad Makarov

Vlad Makarov is the free improv musician, painter and improviser cello & guitar. He is the pioneer of Russian new improvised music and Russian alternative art. From the different styles; free improvisation, contemporary classic, new jazz, avant-rock, experimental, noise, electro-acoustic music. Makarov’s aesthetic is not postmodernism but the authentic own language for making the art whole. Makarov as a musician follows the aesthetic creed of free improvised music. He has developed his own structural method and style of improvisation. His music filled emotional pressure of the tragic freedom.

Worked with both Russian and Western alternative music stars: John Fisher, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Greg Goodman, Jim Menesis, LaDonna Smith (USA), Elton Dean, Chris Cutler, Maggie Nichols, Phil Minton, Vladimir Miller, Alex Kolkovsky (England), Erhard Hirt, Martin Teurer, Heinz-Erich Goedecke, Alfred Harth, Hans Schuttler, Martin Verborg, Paul Schwingenschloegl (Germany), Ive Robert, Didier Petit, Misha Lobko (France) Jacques Siron, Markus Eichenberger, Fahrt Art Trio, Duo Fatale (Switzerland), Dror Feiler and “Lokomotiv- Konkret” (Sweden), Ryoji Hojito (Japan). with Russian musicians: Sergey Kuryokhin, Sergey Letov, Sainkho, Valentina Ponomareva, Vjacheslav Gayvoronsky, Alexandr Nesterov, Valery Dudkin, Alexey Aigui, Michael Yudenich, Nick Sudnik, Ed Sivkov, Alexey Borisov, Nick Rubanov, Yury Yaremchuk, Dmitry Kachovsky, Roman Stolyar, Ilia Belorukov

o.a. Since 1980 he is performing as solo cellist-improviser and with various musicians. He has been participant of many festivals, actions, concerts of jazz, rock, contemporary and avant-garde music: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Smolensk, Vologda, Arkhangelsk; Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Parnu, Kiev, Kharkov, Minsk, Lvov; London, Berlin, Cologne, Muenster, Dresden, Hamburg, Dortmund, Hagen, Val Poschiavo, Switzerland.

  • 1991-92 Music organizer of Smolensk Humanitarian Foundation Festivals and various actions
  • 1992 Participant of international project “MITROPA EUROPIUM” (Berlin, Podewil with M. Bangerter, M. Nichols, V. Kuchan, T. Stanko a. o.)
  • 1994 German tour with Moscow Composers Orchestra (Cologne- Hamburg-Kassel-Berlin)
  • 1995 German tour - The Makarov Quartet (Hagen-Dortmund- Muenster)
  • 1996 London. The Queen Elizabeth Hall “Unsung Music Festival”
  • 1998 StPetersburg SKIF 3- Trio V.Makarov-Dror Feiler- M.Yudenich
  • 1999 Berlin. Pushkin festival
  • 2000 StPetersburg SKIF 4 Duo Shelley Hirsch - V.Makarov
  • 2001 StPetersburg SKIF 5 Makarov- Quintet
  • 2003 StPetersburg SKIF 7 Dark Side of the Sound project
  • 2003 Moscow tour. Xtra-project with Markus Godwin, Dmitry Khahovsky
  • 2003 Berlin. Mudd-club. New Russian Project with Paul Schwingenschloegl, Eugeny Makarov, Valia Chesnes
  • 2004 Moscow FSK < 15 Years After> with Henry Kaiser, John Oswald StPetersburg SKIF 8 < XTRA-trio> with D.Khahovsky & Eugeny Akarov
  • 2004 Berlin Tour MAKARoff DEFRAGMENT feat.

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