23 March 20:15
NovikoffMakowski sound project is a new collaboration between the young composer, performer improvisor Stanislav Makovsky and a multidisciplinary saxophone player Evgeny Novikov. Both graduates of Conservatoire de Paris, they naturally started to experiment and improvise with sounds at the live electronics studio at the Conservatoire, in early 2017. After having recorded a few sets of improvisation for saxophone and electronics, by using Ableton live, Max MSP, GRM and IRCAM tools, musicians have discovered a huge palette of sounds and possibilities for this setting: the saxophone overtones and flexibility of sound permitted to create original material for the live performances.
Novikoff-Makowski played their debut concert at the Gaudeamus Music Week in Utrecht (the Netherlands) in September 2017. AIt was well received by the audience and professionals. The project is based on the prerecorded elements, that were evolved and transformed during the performances in such a way that the piece was taking a very different directions in terms of acoustics, style, sound and rhythm. As a crossover project, it observes classical contemporary saxophone techniques, free improvisation, jazz-rock, techno and more.