Visual programming, while musical interactivity, has been crucial to Pitch Shift latest practice. Leaded by a Berlin based saxophonist and composer Grgur Savic, group explores a different types of today’s technology together with live electro-acoustic instruments to deliver high quality musivisual language. Shifting from harmony to other dimensions of music where more emphasis is generally placed on mood, texture, performative gesture: timbre, melodic intervals, rhythm and the spontaneous interaction between musicians. Group has been influenced by other areas of exploration, aspects of modern classical music (extended techniques), noise (aggressive confrontation and dissonance), IDM (computer manipulation and digital synthesis), minimalism and electroacoustic music.
“Pitch Shifting Group” is mainly concentrated on developing a highly individualised musical vocabulary closely connected with live visual performance which is then played without restrictions.
Although this group started performing pure electro-acoustic improvised sets, new journey begins with a new member, visual artist Sanja Star. Group sets itself into the new dimension creating improvised audio-visual set. Sanja creates digital and motion collages, using digital and traditional techniques, which can be controlled and navigated using live Max Jitter – Visual programming language. A VPL allows programming with visual expressions and spatial arrangements of collages and animations. Through coding, Sanja is creating a set of visual semiotic system that is the synchronous union of music and image. Add to this the divine music of the groups manual sound design and you have a seductive, dynamic visual world to get lost in.
LIVE @SOWIESO, BERLIN 2020
GRGUR SAVIC | RIEKO OKUDA | CHRIS HILL | DANIEL CRAIG | SANJA STAR
LIVE @PETERSBURG ART SPACE, BERLIN 2020
GRGUR SAVIC | SAMUEL HALL | DANIEL CRAIG | SANJA STAR
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PITCH SHIFTING STUDIO | VISUALS AND ELECTRONICS
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