Catch Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin online at Kolkata Jazz Fest
Images: Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin by Jonas Holthaus
Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin will be performing live online at Kolkata Jazz Fest on 19 December 2020.
Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin
Kolkata Jazz Fest
19 December 2020
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With the zen-funk quartet ‘Ronin’ founded in 2001, Nik Bärtsch explores ritual groove music together with Kaspar Rast (drums), Jeremias Keller (bass) and Sha (bass/contrabass clarinet).
Despite the multiplicity of the band’s influences, Ronin’s music always possesses a strong individuality. They incorporate elements of disparate musical worlds, be they funk, new classical music or sounds from Japanese ritual music.
However, these forms are never merely juxtaposed in a post-modernist fashion but instead amalgamated into a coherent new style. Ultimately, these sounds and rhythms are highly idiosyncratic. The music consists of very few phrases and motives, continually combined and layered in new ways. Ronin thus creates a consistent aesthetic across all levels of musical expression. Composition, phrasing, sound structure, performance, and musical form all combine to form a system of interrelated elements.
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