The Pitch Frozen Orchestra plays: Frozen Surface No.4 (Berlin)

The Pitch Frozen Orchestra plays: Frozen Surface No.4 (Berlin)

Friday 22.3.2013 at 20:00

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The Pitch Frozen Orchestra plays: Frozen Surface No.4 (Berlin)

‘A work of minimal movement and maximal color’


The Pitch:

Boris Baltschun         - electric pump organ

Koen Nutters              — upright bass

Morten J Olsen          — vibraphone

Michael Thieke          — clarinet


Chris Heenan             - bass clarinet

Matthias Muller          — trombone

Biliana Voutchkova   - violin

Johnny Chang            — viola


Valerio Tricoli              — revox


Warm up DJ set by DJ MFK—-

Entrance  €5

The Pitch has created a personal musical language and a body of work ranging from quartet music to extended, large scale ensemble pieces involving guest musicians and further conceptual elements.

Improvisation is an important element in their music, used as a generative device within specific shapes, structures and ideas for different pieces of music.

Their piece ‘Frozen Orchestra’ focuses on slowly changing textures, pitch-set constellations and the subtle blending of instruments. Previous versions of ‘Frozen Orchestra’ have included Lucio Capece (bass clarinet), Chris Heenan (contrabass clarinet), Biliana Voutchkova (violin), Johnny Chang (viola), Okkyung Lee (cello), Nils Ostendorf (trumpet), Robin Hayward (tuba) and Valerio Tricoli (revox tape delay).

As a Quartet they are currently engaged in what they call ‘Liquid Music’ which focusses on Pattern based structures and more rhythmic interplay in an environment of prescribed pitch combinations and specific kinds of interaction.

In a nutshell: The Pitch has a growing number of pieces which highlight the different possibilities of the instrumentation of the band and the interaction of its sounds.

And the combined experience of the four members of the band, in new music, improvised music and sound-art makes The Pitch an ideal starting point for new ideas in collective composition and the execution of conceptually grafted, open-form pieces.

In addition to concerts The Pitch also gives workshops about their musical language.

Their debut album Transposition Zero was released in 2010 by the French label Gaffer Records and a second album (with the Frozen Orchestra) is about to be released by Monotype records.

The Pitch is based in Berlin.


Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance
(Berlin Carré 1. floor)
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13
10178 Berlin

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