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Swiss pianist & composer Nik Bärtsch will tour India this November 2015 with RONIN, a quartet that proceeds with the work on his ‘ritual groove music’.

Swiss pianist, composer and producer Nik Baertsch will be in India on the invitation of Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. Nik Baertsch will tour India with the zen-funk quartet RONIN founded in 2001. RONIN proceeds with the work on his RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC together with Kaspar Rast (drums), Thomy Jordi (he replaced Björn Meyer on the bass in 2011) and Sha (bass/contrabass clarinet).


Tour schedule:

DELHI / Thursday Nov 26th 
The Piano Man Jazz Club
Entry open to all
KOLKATA / Friday Nov 27th 
Jazz Fest
Entry as per Festival rules
BANGALORE / Saturday Nov 28th 
Jazz in the Garden VR Bengaluru
Entry as per Festival rules
GOA / Sunday Nov 29th 
GOA International Jazz Live Festival at 7:00 pm
Entry as per Festival rules

Note: Please visit www.prohelvetia.in for venue details closer to the event.

 

About Ronin
With the zen-funk quartet RONIN founded in 2001, Nik Baertsch proceeds with the work on his RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC together with Kaspar Rast (drums), Thomy Jordi (he replaced Björn Meyer on the bass in 2011) and Sha (bass/contrabass clarinet. Percussionist Andi Pupato joined the band 2002-2012). Their music consistently follows the same aesthetic vision under various instrumental guises: creating the maximum effect by minimal means. 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. (Michel Mettler)

Visit Ronin on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nikbaertschsRONIN
For more information on Nik Baertsch: www.nikbaertsch.com

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