Nik Bärtsch: Exploring Rhythms and Spaces with Solo Piano (UK Tour, August 10-13, 2023)

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Discover the captivating world of Nik Bärtsch, a Swiss pianist and composer, as he embarks on a UK tour featuring works from his latest solo piano album, “Entendre.” Dive into his unique approach to rhythm, cycle, and space with the release of his sheet music, “Etudes for Rhythm, Cycle and Space Awareness.”

Entendre: An Alluring Sound World

Nik Bärtsch’s most recent album, “Entendre,” offers a mesmerizing and spacious listening experience, showcasing the minimalist element of his band Ronin’s music. The solo piano interpretations of his compositions are intriguing, with carefully crafted rhythmic patterns and a sense of exploration.

Etudes: Exploring Rhythm, Cycle, and Space

The sheet music from “Entendre” reveals detailed and precise notation, providing insight into Bärtsch’s composition process. As a pianist delves into these pieces, the rhythmic patterns and structures become both engaging and educational. The music challenges and expands one’s understanding of rhythm, time signatures, and piano techniques.

A few notable pieces include Modul 58, featuring intricate patterns and captivating interplay between the hands, and Modul 55, which showcases a shimmering pulse accompanied by a simple two-chord phrase. Modul 13 offers a more contemplative mood, with a unique 11/4 time signature and helpful annotations on preparing the piano.

As the title suggests, “Etudes for Rhythm, Cycle and Space Awareness” offers musicians an opportunity to immerse themselves in Bärtsch’s captivating sound world, exploring new approaches to rhythm, patterns, and piano techniques.

Live Performances and Links

Experience Nik Bärtsch’s music live during his UK tour in August 2023:

  • 10 August – Ronnie Scott’s, London RONIN (quartet) / Two houses – DETAILS
  • 11 August – Band on the Wall, Manchester RONIN (quartet) – BOOKINGS
  • 12 August – Houghton Festival (Houghton Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE) RONIN (quartet)
  • 13 August – Houghton Festival Nik Bärtsch solo piano

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Experience the captivating world of Nik Bärtsch and his unique approach to rhythm, cycle, and space during his UK tour and by exploring his sheet music, “Etudes for Rhythm, Cycle and Space Awareness.”

About Me

I’m Dr. Miles Beaumont from the charming town of York in the UK. I’ve spent over three decades as a medical doctor, helping people and contributing to important research. I graduated from Oxford University, and ever since, I’ve devoted myself to improving the health and lives of others.

When I’m not practicing medicine, you’ll find me soaking up the world of jazz music. It’s been a passion of mine since I turned 30, and I’ve been an active part of York’s jazz scene ever since. Whether it’s going to local gigs, listening to records at home, or just enjoying the rhythmic and improvisational magic of jazz, it’s a big part of who I am.