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ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

Photo (c) Sanja Star

Grgur Savic is a Croatian-German, Berlin based experimental composer, soundist and improviser. 

Predominantly experimental, intuitive and non-linear, creating through numerous different mediums and technologies such as graphic scoring, feedback in electronics, field recordings and live performance – working largely in different electro-acoustic environments. Aside from leading his main projects – PITCH SHIFTING, Ensemble The F O R: M and G.S – VORTEX, he dedicate much of his activities in collaborative and solo set performances exploring the combination of amplified acoustic instruments and objects (prepared saxophones, clarinets, flutes, objects, pipes), with main interest to closely blend or to recreate the sounds from different types of human made machines, surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal or plant lives or operates. Since moving to Berlin in 2015, he actively performs and records his main projects.

Grgur Savic graduated music academic studies – classical Saxophone at the University Of Performing Arts in Graz, Austria (class of Peter Straub and Gerald Preinfalk) and studied jazz improvisation at “KONSE” Kärntner State Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Klagenfurt. He mainly performs and collaborates with other artists, mostly musicians and new media creatives with a contemporary approach such as Sanja Star, Rieko Okuda, Richard Scott, Daniel Craig, Samuel Hall, JD Zazie, Ignaz Schick to name a few. Starting from April 2023 he is the curator of the concert series “das Ende” (for acoustic, electroacoustic and diverse experimental works) located in the city of Berlin in Prenzlauer Berg together with Richard Scott and Sanja Star. 

PITCH SHIFTING,  THE FOR:M,  G.S – VORTEX, SPACE TIGERS BERLIN.

PITCH SHIFTING  (together with Sanja Star), audiovisual duo, collaborating with other contemporary musician artists. GRGUR SAVIC – VORTEX  (with Brad Henkel, Matheus Jardim and Ivar Roban Krizic), experimental acoustic quartet. ENSEMBLE THE F O R: M (feat. Berlin local and international artists), performing unconventional notated compositions and musical graphics. SPACE TIGERS BERLIN  (with Vanja Kevresan), electro-acoustic crossover trio. Notable past collaborations include Free Willys – conceptual free music trio, The Unleashed Bop Force – post bop fusion quintet, Mangroove – experimental fusion band. In between composing, recording, and performing, Grgur is dedicated to music production, filming, and video editing, actively contributing to the creation of most of his music videos. His musical works are accessible through both physical and digital releases.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES:

Grgur has performed with the following artists such as Rieko Okuda, Richard Scott, Ignaz Schick, Ute Wassermann, JD Zazie, Nic Collins, Anil Eraslan, Marina Džukljev, Tomomi Adachi, Brad Henkel, Willi Kellers, Samuel Hall, Antonio Borgini, Hanna Schörken, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Emilio Gordoa, Carina Khorkhordina, Rudi Fischerlehner, Sanja Star, Marcello S. Busato, Daniel Craig, Krunoslav Levačić, Ivar Roban Križić and many more..

SELECTED FESTIVALS:

Sonic Matter – Festival For Experimental Music, CTM Transmediale, LPM – Live Performers Meeting, MBZ – Music Biennale Zagreb – 60th Anniversary, 6th Silk Road International Art Festival, Audioart 13 – Experimental & Improvised Music Festival, Berliner Festspiele – Taylor Mac, OCT – LOFT Jazz Festival, Belgrade Jazz Festival, Prilep Jazz Weekend, Jeff Festival.

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

STOPover – Artist Residency at Alte Münze / 2023/24, INITIATIVE MUSIK – Export und internationale Tourförderung 2023, MUSIKFONDS Stipendienprogramm im Rahmen von Neuestart Kultur STIP III / 2022/23, SONIC MATTER Festival, selected electroacoustic works / 2022, DMR Stipendienprogramm im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR / 2022, Sonderstipendium INITIAL der Akademie der Künste / 2021

MEMBER OF:

Reiner Hess Abstract Art Ensemble (DE, Berlin), Criorchestra (HR, Pula)

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