Gagi Petrovic is a composer, performer, producer and teacher of music. As a musician he mainly works in performative settings, with a versatile taste and diverse expertise. He writes pieces and songs with elements that are acoustic and electronic, intense and intimate, which are something between odd and familiar. The use of technology often plays a big role in his creative process, as well as his preference to keep pushing music forward. As a composer he mostly works in an autonomous fashion. He has received commissions from organisations such as Gaudeamus, Fringe Festival, Dansmakers Amsterdam, Rewire, LeineRoebana and GRIP, asking him to write for soloist, ensembles, theatre and contemporary dance. He releases electro-acoustic albums and performs his own works with his custom-built instrument GEST and as a singer-songwriter. Frequently, he produces music for other media too, such as podcasts, documentary and video art.
Aesthetically his work balances in the grey area of contemporary composition, digital electronics and alternative pop. Conceptually his music often covers themes revolving around oppression, isolation, destruction and what it means to be free. He has a special interest in how music moves us both physically and mentally; how such abstract languages enable us to reflect on a particular sense of reality, escape it or even question it.