La Colonie Volvox is a band whose music is constantly changing and shifting genres. Starting in 2002 as a mixture of avant-garde and improvised jazz fusion, and evolving into more narrative sonic concepts referring to sacred chants and political viewpoints. Such musical journeys, transcending from the traditional songs into the world music and embracing the ambient music within free jazz, were defined in their releases:
Abstractology (2006, SJF Records)
Wasteland (2006, SJF Records)
Europa (2009, EGoEast Records)
East West And Rest (2010, EGoEast Records)
AEIOU (2012, EGoEast Records)
The most recent musical exploration of La Colonie Volvox cultivates the acoustic sounds produced as a new expression that drifts from the melo-poetic motifs of the European legacy to the American blues culture or the Sufi music, intertwined with the Macedonian vocal and instrumental tradition. These resulted with an authentic ethno-global product that incorporates Macedonian, Occitan, French, Ladino, Bulgarian and Bosnian language.
Love, as the essence of the troubadour song and its universal message is the fundamental idea integrated within their music.
Currently La Colonie Volvox is a sextet consisted of:
Sasho Gigov – Gish (vocals, percussion)
Kalina Velkovska (vocals)
Predrag Ikonomovski (ac.guitar, vocals)
Kristijan Evgo (oud, vocals)
Dragan Stojkovski (tambura, vocals)
Goce Naumov (percussion, vocals)
La Colonie Volvox has a prosperous concert experience with performances on notable festivals such as EXIT (Serbia), Interzone (Serbia), Bansko Jazz Festival (Bulgaria), Venice Biennial (Italy), Balkan Ante Portas (Belgium) etc.