Nik Bärtsch: Entendre
Piano - Nik Bärtsch
A fascinating solo album from the Swiss pianist, composer and conceptualist. Entendre offers a deeper insight into the musical thinking of Nik Bärtsch and illuminates aspects of his playing and the nature of his modular pieces. Nik's numbered "module" pieces can be seen as templates rather than fixed and definitive compositions: He compares them to "a basic training in martial arts that can be adapted to all kinds of situations. My way of working is to create new contexts. Each piece plays with the idea of composition, interpretation and improvisation and is nourished by the same force, but can produce very surprising results..."