6 Seasons

The EXIL in Zurich offers a permanent basis for MONTAGS – a platform for the continuous work on the RITUAL GROOVE MUSIC by Nik Bärtsch, as well as for a wider community interested in the related musical ideas.

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  • MONTAGS 763 - Nik Bärtsch's RONIN

    Episode 1

    „Bärtsch’s mysterious music will be around for a lot longer than the quick fix that majority taste seems to clamour for.“ The Observer (UK)

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  • Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN

    Episode 2

    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.

    Recorded 07/05/2019
    MONTAGS #753

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  • MONTAGS #746 - Trio Special Jordi, Rast & Sha

    Episode 3

    The RONIN Section Sha, Rast, Jordi plays without the absent Nik Bärtsch as a trio. This will provide some surprises and well-known RONIN pieces in a new guise.

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  • MONTAGS #666 Special Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN

    Episode 4

    EXIL CELEBRATEED MONDAYS #666 with Matthieu Michel (trumpet) who played over grooves and Piet Klocke, who spoke about Groove!

  • MONTAGS #662 Special - Duo Nik Bärtsch & Sha

    Episode 5

    After several concerts abroad, the duo Bärtsch Sha also plays MONTAGS again. Without Ronin Rhythm Section with bass and drums, the detail richness of Sha's and Bärtsch's play is heard quite differently without the groove being lost: "In this sound cosmos, Sha appears, a beatboxer on the bass clar...

  • MONTAGS #658 - Special RONIN Rhythm Clan

    Episode 6

    Nik Bärtsch's RONIN together with Fabian Capaldi (sax, flute), Martial In-Albon (trumpet), Michael Fluri (trombone) and Manuel Troller (guitar).