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Grgur Savic

Grgur finished Music Academic Studies – classical and jazz at the University of performing arts in Graz and Klagenfurt, Austria (class of Peter Straub and Gerald Preinfalk). In New York he took private lessons with revered jazz greats such as saxophonists George Garzone and Andrew D’Angelo.

He is part of a broad, cross-breed Berlin improvisation, crossover & experimentation music scene. He is focused across a wide range of sound research, visual compositional practices, electronics and traditional genre to adhere to a commitment with pure improv making it exciting in trying to bridge the gap between composed and improvised.

Since moving to Berlin in 2015, he actively performs and records his main projects:

PITCH SHIFTING, THE FORM, VORTEX FOUR, SPACE TIGERS BERLIN.

His primary groups as a leader are the Grgur Savic Pitch Shifting (together with Sanja Star + featuring guests), Space Tigers Berlin (with Vanja Kevresan), Grgur Savic – Vortex Four (with Igor Lumpert, Matheus Jardim and Ivar Krizic) and GS the Form, (music ensemble performing visual compositions and graphical scores feat. local and international artists) 

Highly interested in understanding the close relationship between various composed experimental musics in relation to free improvisation, this year Grgur has released his debut album as a leader and composer with his “The Form“ (with Quentin Tolimieri, Fyodor Stepanov, Chris Hill and guest Vedran Ruzic) with strong intension in trying to bridge the gap between visualy composed and improvised. 

Grgur has performed with the following artists such as Ute Wassermann, Tomomi Adachi, Rieko Okuda, Richard Scott, Ignaz Schick, Anil Eraslan, Willi Kellers, Samuel Hall, Quentin Tolimieri, Antonio Borgini, Oliver Steidle, Yorgos Dimitriadis, Sofia Borges, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Chris Hill, Emilio Gordoa, Sanja Star, Krunoslav Levacic, Gerald Preinfalk, Vanja Kevresan, Bojan Krhlanko, Pavle Jovanovic, Domen Gnezda, Zvonimir Sestak, Borko Rupena, Igor Lumpert, Marko Churntchetz, Ivar Krizic, Jure Pukl, Mark Pringle, Marcelo Busato, Daniel Craig..etc

In between recording and playing shows, Grgur is producing music, filming and making short documentaries and movies which are involved in major of his music videos. Grgur’s music is available through the CD-s he has recorded, Spotify, Deezer, Bandcamp, Youtube and other.

Awards

2021 Sonderstipendium INITIAL der Akademie der Künste Berlin


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Downbeat Jazz, November 17th.2017

“Space Tigers usually have a trumpet, alto saxophone, guitar and drums lineup, but their regular trumpeter was replaced at late notice by a second altoist, thereby creating a grouping that recalled the Spy vs. Spy combination of Tim Berne and John Zorn, or the twinned altoists of the English band Led Bib. Space Tigers locked into a metallic cross-hatching of rock-funk patterns, maintaining this hard intensity throughout their set, either with jointly entwining altos or with solo horn stretches, attaining a pinnacle of piercing precision.”

-Martin Longley, Downbeat

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