Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – October 27th, 2018
Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin

Sat, October 27, 2018

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is 18 and over

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin
Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin
“Awase,” a term from martial arts, 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. Six years have passed since the last release from the Swiss group. In the interim, trimmed from quintet to quartet size and with new bassist Thomy Jordi fully integrated, Ronin has become a subtly different band. Bärtsch speaks of a new-found freedom and flexibility in the approach to the material, with “greater transparency, more interaction, more joy in every performance”. The freedom here extends to revisiting early Bärtsch modules alongside new compositions including, for the first time on a Ronin record, a piece by reedman Sha. Awase was recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the south of France in October 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618