PITCH SHIFTING GROUP

Leaded by a Berlin based saxophonist Grgur Savic, group explores shifting from harmony to the 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 individualized musical vocabulary which are then played without no 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, which can be controlled using live Max Jitter – Visual programming language. A VPL allows visual expression and spatial arrangement of collages and animations. Through coding, Sanja is creating a set of visual semiotic system that is synchronous union of music and image.

with:

Rieko Okuda – piano

Daniel Craig – audio spectrum

Chris Hill – drums / percussions

Sanja Star – live visuals / programming

with:

Richard Scott – modular synthesizer / electronics

Samuel Hall – drums / percussions / preparations 

with:

Rieko Okuda – piano

Marcello S. Busato – drums / objects

Daniel Craig – audio spectrum

with:

Daniel Craig – audio spectrum

Marcello S. Busato – drums / objects

with:

Mark Pringle – piano

Vanja Kevresan – el.guitar

Antonio Borghini – double bass

Oliver Steidle – drums