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