Spin, Rotation and Plain weave

The work is a structured improvisation based on the reverberation of materiality, in a progression from the room, from hand to mouth. The audience participates by embroidering freely throughout the concert. A peace occurs, a calm pulse, many people’s hands at the same time in focused efforts. The musicians keep the musical sounds in relation […]


During 2016 we made a number of concerts with the singer Avin Omar who initiated us with the Kurdish tradition. The encounter between her musical tradition and the reminiscence of Western art music in Makadams “Schubertbath” has been rewarding and we look forward to further cooperation. 2016 started with a new musical happening. Inspired  by […]


Ensemble Makadam experiment with the format of live performance as an installation in Art Galleries. The project explores musical durations and live music performances as installations in art- galleries and museums based on written music – as well as the ensemble’s free improvisations. The contemporary music searches, like other performative expressions (dance, performance, theater), a […]

Knitted – DYS III

2014 The ensemble collaborates with Ann Rosén, who extends the tonal resources by means of textile sensors connected to the computer program Max/MSP. Through their movements that stretch and relax the tension in the material, the musicians direct sound files and processes. The first performance of the work, DYS III, will be in the spring […]


2013 Bo Wiklund is investigating how the process of composing is influenced by interplay with the musicians’ improvisations. From a tonal material with some given intervals and rhythmic phrases we play an improvisation which is recorded and then serves as the starting point for the actual composition. In the completed work there will also be […]


2012-2013 Here we combine at random classical works with free improvisation. In the middle of the movements we let go and branch out into planned and spontaneous improvisations, finding new approaches to the expression and forms of the music.  

Mutations and Morphologies

2011 In a concert at Atalante in Gothenburg on 4 April, with solo pieces, smaller constellations of the ensemble and the first performance of a work by Lars Carlsson, ‘Mutations and Morphologies’ (2011), we experiment in binding together the different works with our own improvisations.