Marko Danilovski

BA Ethnomusicology

Marko Danilovski is a Macedonian Kaval, Zurla, and saxophone player with the overarching goal of cross-genre music creation. Being born in Skopje, Macedonia, he was exposed to a rich musical culture at an early age. Even though he immigrated to the United States in late 2004, he has been spending his summers in the Balkans learning about music from local musicians while spending time with family. Throughout high school in central California, he focused on saxophone in jazz big bands and bass clarinet in wind ensembles performing in festivals throughout California and Nevada. As a current Ethnomusicology undergraduate, he performs with the Balkan Ensemble and Intercultural Improv Ensemble. He is also currently practicing audio engineering through the Melnitz program. Using inspirations culminated through his different experiences, he has formed the group “Balkunfusion” in which the styles of Macedonian folk music are experimentally fused with flamenco, classical, and jazz. He performs and composes in styles including various Balkan traditional, jazz, Electronic Dance (EDM), flamenco, and more. One of his greater goals at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA is to collaborate with as many different musicians from different musical worlds as possible.

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