Category: Kaspar Rast

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin – Awase [ECM 2018]

By Marcello Nardi May 20, 2018 0

The sign is a fracture that only ever opens onto the face of another sign (Roland Barthes) The music of Nik Bärtsch confines itself to the essential, at the moment when a sign opens and generates the next sign. Each sign contains those that will follow: a melody contains the scale it belongs to and the musicians who played it as well as a word contains the dictionary and all the people who spoke it previously; it contains all the songs that used only a few intervals that are part of it, that used part of the notes or its… Continue reading