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Nik Bärtsch

With the zen-funk quintet RONIN founded in 2001, Nik Bärtsch, a composer and pianist from Zurich,- together with Kaspar Rast (drums), Björn Meyer (bass), Andi Pupato (percussion) and lately Sha (bass/contrabass clarinet), proceeds with his work on RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC. 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.

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Discography

Awase

Awase

ECM Records
2018

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Continuum

Continuum

ECM Records
2016

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Live

Live

ECM Records
2012

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Llyrìa

Llyrìa

ECM Records
2010

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Holon

Holon

ECM Records
2008

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Stoa

Stoa

ECM Records
2006

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