“Ritual Groove” — Hildur Guðnadóttir; Nik Bärtsch & Basel Sinfonietta

Reithalle Kaserne Basel
© mirko b. peeck
Friday, 26 April

Swiss pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch refrains from virtuoso capers in his music, which is characterized by rituals, reduction, and the appeal of repetition. He is inspired by an understanding of time that comes from Zen Buddhism. With his formations, Nik Bärtsch has created completely independent music between jazz, funk, and minimal music. While he has been performing every Monday for almost 15 years at Zürich's Club Exil and touring Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa with his Zen funk group Ronin, he practices a seemingly meditative, tonally and rhythmically highly individual "ritual groove music" with his acoustic formation Mobile. This music is now combined with a large orchestra for the first time in his new work commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta.
The Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir has already won numerous Grammys, Emmys, and an Oscar for her film music for the US thriller blockbuster "Joker." More recently, she caused a sensation with her soundtrack to the Oscar-nominated drama "Tár" about a star conductor and a concertmaster of a large Berlin orchestra (with Cate Blanchett and Nina Hoss as a married couple of musicians).
Tickets are CHF 34-76 for adults, CHF 18-39 for youths under 25 and students, and CHF 5 for kids.


Kaserne Basel
Klybeckstrasse 1b
4057 Basel

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