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Nik Bärtsch – Ecstasy Through Asceticism


September 23, 2017

Nik Bärtsch – Ecstasy Through Asceticism | Kolkata

At 6:30 pm

Calcutta School of Music, 6B, Sunny Park,, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

+91 33 2461 5375
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September 27, 2017

Nik Bärtsch – Ecstasy Through Asceticism | Delhi

At 6:30 pm

Embassy of Switzerland in Delhi, E-3, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

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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 newdelhi@prohelvetia.in

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.

For more information on Nik Bärtsch


Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi
Calcutta School of Music, Kolkata
The Piano Man, New Delhi

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