Nik Bärtsch

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ECSTASY THROUGH ASCETICISM

Nik Bärtschs own trademark sound, the RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC, points out to the fundamental concept of his musical thinking. The music shows a close affinity to architecturally organized space and is governed by the principles of repetition and reduction as well as by interlocking rhythms. A piece of music can be entered, inhabited like a room. It moves forward and transforms through obsessive circular movements, superimposition of different meters and micro-interplay. The listeners attention is directed toward minimal variations and phrasing.

 

Nik Bärtsch Porträt (german)

Nik Bärtsch Interview (swiss, engl subtitles)

NIK BÄRTSCH RONIN in Jarasum Korea

 

NIK BÄRTSCH’S MOBILE music video for Module 29_14 

The bands Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin & Mobile become an integral organism – like an animal, a habitat, an urban space. One must think with ears and hands.

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NIK BÄRTSCH’S MOBILE : CONTINUUM album presentation 2016

LIVE VIDEOS NIK BÄRTSCH’S MOBILE 2016

 

NIK BÄRTSCH RONIN in Dehli/ India Set 1

NIK BÄRTSCH RONIN in Dehli/ India Set 2

Nik Bärtsch Ronin Live (4tet) @ Band On The Wall Manchester

Nik Bärtsch Ronin Rhythm Clan (8tet) @ Exil Zürich

NIK BÄRTSCH’S MOBILE EXTENDED (with string 5tet) LIVE 2014

NIK BÄRTSCH’S MOBILE LIVE 2014

Nik Bärtsch & Sha (duo) @ Bundeskunsthalle Bonn


photo copyright Martin Möll