Bio

Zürich based Black Pitch is an experimental music project made up of members SIANUR (Iran/Kurdistan), Lynn Aineo (Uganda) and TRA (South Africa). The transcultral trio found each other by chance within the Zürich alternative music scene and were instantly inspired to add more colour to the city literally and figuratively. The self-described ‘pitches in exile’ sonically explore memory, identity, protest, joy, pain and everything else in the spectrum of the experience of ‘the other’.


Formed in 2018, Black Pitch has steadily drawn audiences with their blend of electronics, acoustic instruments and voices twisted, spoken and sung. Each member adds their own flavour to the music, which is both composed and improvised. The band walks the edge of electronic and acoustic, analogue and digital, old and new, dark and light. Moving from analogue and digital synthesisers, and effects units, to drums, guitar, shruti box, santur or adungu, Black Pitch will take you on a journey to different parts of the world whilst always illuminating the interconnectedness of the human condition.


Black Pitch have spent the last two years performing extensively in Switzerland including at the Künstraum Walcheturm, LUMA Löwenbrau Museum, Rhizom Festival, Kaserne Basel, Humbug and more.