Nik Bärtsch - Continuum
Mobile is Swiss keyboardist/composer Nik Bartschs original all-acoustic group.
Nik Bärtsch: piano
Sha: bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet
Kaspar Rast: drums, percussion
Nicolas Stocker: drums, tuned percussion
Etienne Abelin: violin
Ola Sendecki: violin
David Schnee: viola
Solme Hong: cello
Ambrosius Huber: cello
After four ECM recordings with his other band Ronin, Bartsch presents this new album featuring Mobile augmented on three pieces by a string quintet. Textures from jazz, funk, new music, minimal as well as ritual and sacred music are organically interwoven with Bartsch and his partners aiming for an energetic total group sound rather than displays of soloistic virtuosity.
Recorded March 21-23 at Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano
Recording Engineer: Stefano Amerio
Producer: Manfred Eicher
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