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Nik Bartsch's Ronin at Turner Sims


Turner Sims
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
+44 (0)2380595151


Fri, November 9, 2018

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Nik Bärtsch: piano
Sha: bass clarinet, alto saxophone
Thomy Jordi: bass
Kaspar Rast: drums

The extraordinary pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch brings his group Ronin to Turner Sims for the first time to present music from his new ECM album Awase.

A term from martial arts, Awase means ‘moving together’ in the sense of matching energies – a fitting metaphor for the dynamic precision, tessellated grooves and balletic minimalism of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin.

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....

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Jo Roberts uploaded this event on June 11, 2018

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