Music: Michael Borkovic
Michael Borkovic is a senior student at Wilfrid Laurier University and is following his degree in music education with a second degree in composition and improvisation. He has spent the last year performing in various venues around Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph including Hillside Festival, The Jazz Room, The Button Factory and café’s and coffee houses. Michael draws on extended techniques extensively in his performances in an attempt to not only detach the saxophone from it’s conventional role in jazz music but also its role as a melodic instrument. By allowing the saxophone to react naturally to changes in his throat and body during the performance, he introduces the element of chance in his improvisations creating unique sonic textures and atmospheres.