16 November 2013
15 – 18 – 28 €
Concs 10 – 12 – 15 €
Unemployed 5 €
Ronin were samurai who, being masterless, were both free and poor. And we can be sure that the pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch did not just happen to name his group after them. Having lived in Japan and studied Philosophy, Linguistics and Musicology, he founded the Ronin quartet in 2001.
Today, four hundred live appearances later, the combo has truly honed its superlative repertoire of improvised and composed numbers.
Their focus on poetry and on producing the greatest possible result with the most minimal of means, has created a unique fusion of Zen and Funk—something half-way “between Kurosawa and James Brown”!
creditsNik Bärtsch ’s Ronin
Nik Bärtsch: compositions, piano, Fender Rhodes
Kaspar Rast: drums
Thomy Jordi: e-bass
Sha: bass & double bass clarinet
16 Nov 2013
Workshop with Nik Bärtsch