Boris Baltschun, JI organ, sines, composition
Koen Nutters, upright bass, composition
Morten Joh, JI vibraphone, cassette tape delay, composition
Michael Thieke, clarinet, composition
The Pitch was founded in Berlin in 2009 and is operating between Berlin, Amsterdam and
Stavanger these days.
With acoustic instruments and minimal live-electronics they collectively compose structures
which generate hypnotic melodic movement and deep acoustic textures. Bowed and struck
vibraphone tones resonate with bowed bass harmonics, doubled by clarinet and reinforced by
organ and sine tones. An intensely focused performance creates an atmosphere where the
listeners perception is slowed down to make the smallest sonic details move from background
to foreground. The group continually expands into new terrain of musical material and playing
styles inspired by fundamental states of matter (and variations thereof) - frozen surfaces,
gaseous states, plasmatic fibrils, liquid patterns and molecular
Intensely colourful, shifting densities, concentrated, slowly-shifting patterns and fluctuations.