Hayden Chisholm is a New Zealand saxophonist and composer. After studying in Cologne with a DAAD scholarship he continued his music studies in Japan and India. In 1995, he developed a new microtonal system for saxophone which he revealed on his debut solo CD “Circe”. Since then his compositions have been recorded by the BBC and WDR radios and he has toured and recorded extensively worldwide. He has created music for several Rebecca Horn installations as well as composing scores for her films. In 2008, he was assistant director at the Salzburger Festspiele. He has taught at Universities throughout the world and gives yearly master classes in Greece. He curates the annual Plushmusic festivals in Cologne and Bremen and was artistic director of the Thessaloniki Jazz Festival in 2018. In 2013, he released the 13CD Box Set “13 Views of the Heart’s Cargo” and received the German SWR Jazz Prize. In 2015, he was “Improvisor in Residence” in Moers and opened the Moers Jazz Festival. In 2016, he released his second 13CD box “Cusp of Oblivion” on the Moontower Foundation Edition and directed his first short film “Sisyphus Runs”. For the last 5 years, he has been based in Belgrade and continues to perform and teach internationally.