September 23, 2017
Nik Bärtsch – Ecstasy Through Asceticism | Kolkata
September 27, 2017
Nik Bärtsch – Ecstasy Through Asceticism | Delhi
Swiss pianist, composer and producer from Zurich, Nik Bärtsch will be in India this September to perform solo in Delhi and Kolkata.
Workshop – 23 Sep 2017 at the Calcutta School of Music
Performance – 23 Sep 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Calcutta School of Music
Contact The Calcutta School of Music for details.
Workshop – 25 Sep 2017 at The Piano Man
Performance – 27 Sep 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Embassy of Switzerland
Entry by registration. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the tightly organized compositional construction, improvisation plays an important role in Nik’s music. Accentuation, ghost notes, and variations within a composition are tossed back and forth resulting in groove habitats and emergence of void musical space of raw poetry. Nik’s thinking and music are based on the tradition of urban space. They are not distilled from a national or stylistic tradition but from the universal sound of cities.
The city in its roaring diversity requires an ability to focus and concentrate on the essential: to measure one’s actions, to remain silent at the right place. This music draws its energy from the tension between compositional precision and the selfcircumvention of improvisation. From self-implied restriction stems freedom. Ecstasy through asceticism.