Monday 30 July 2012
Marko Karlovčec performing Shinafest on October 6. Location: Grad Gewerkenegg, Idrija, Slovenia.
Marko Karlovčec is a musician (saxophone, no-input effects, mixing table, guitar) who works and explores the legacy of free-jazz, noise, hardcore, avant-garde and contemporary improvisation and as such is an active artist in the field of Slovenian alternative and improvisational scene. During his career he collaborated with artists such as Tomaž Grom, Seijiro Murayama, Jaka Berger, Italian duo Mimesys, etc… He so-constructed a musical dance improvisational performance with butoh dancer Ryuzo Fukuhara, arranged a few multidisciplinary performances combining music with poetry, film and painting, formed and led musical group Sinai that performed their own compositions and John Zorn’s interpretations of Jewish music.
In his vision performing live or in recording sessions Marko Karlovčec perceives saxophone not only as an instrument in classical sense but also as a medium of communication with the world that surrounds us. Saxophone no longer serves only as a horn, it expands itself beyond it’s sole purpose as an origin of huge variety of sounds accessible by diverse playing techniques. As a solo act Marko Karlovčec interacts with surroundings via saxophone, he resonates and reaches into intimacy that is constituted by us, listeners.
More about his work can be found on his MySpace profile where you can also find a link to his blog: