Pitch Shifting is an experimental audio-visual collaboration established in 2019 between musician Grgur Savic and multimedia artist Sanja Star. Continuous journey of wave motion and alternating currents through highly abstract visual and sound, performing electro-acoustic sets in close conversation, dissolving boundaries across media and genres: musical, visual, art, animation, video, improvisation, compositions, real-time performance, analogue, digital, acoustic and electronic.
Creating visual expressions and spatial arrangements of collages and animations for audio-reactive visual set, Star uses a visual semiotic system of digital motion collages, using 3D art, creative code, animation and design techniques. Recreating the sound of different types of machines, in – out scenery and other human-made objects, Savic fuses together an intermix of classical music (extended techniques), noise (aggressive confrontation and dissonance), IDM (computer manipulation and digital synthesis), minimalism and electroacoustic music.
Pitch also performs in larger groups and different music set-ups, diversifying their sound, working and collaborating with other artists, mostly musicians with contemporary approach – Richard Scott, Ute Wassermann, Rieko Okuda, Samuel Hall, Emilio Gordoa, Sofia Borges, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Daniel Craig, Tomomi Adachi, Nicolas Collins to name a few.
Among others, work has been presented and performed at the 31st Zagreb Music Biennale, 6th Silk Road International Art Festival Xi’an China, CTM Vorspiel Festival, LPM Festival Italy, Audioart Festival Pula, Universität der Künste Berlin – Medienhaus, Catalyst – Institute for Creative Arts and Technology Berlin, Porgy & Bess Austria, Multiversal Festival Berlin, Hošek Contemporary, Kunstfabrik Schlot, PAS.
“A fusion of space and time, sounds of electronic and acoustic instruments, music and video art, the experience of a whole previous life and an intuitive presage of the future. All of this is an improvised performance of the Pitch Shifting Group: four personalities who energize the common light of the imagination” – Panda Platforma, October 20th, 2020