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Structure and roughness

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin plays a unique blend of cerebral yet rhythmic music

Ronin, which was formed by Nik Bärtsch, is made up of (from left) Kaspar Rast, Sha, Bärtsch, Bjorn Meyer, and Andi Pupato. Ronin, which was formed by Nik Bärtsch, is made up of (from left) Kaspar Rast, Sha, Bärtsch, Bjorn Meyer, and Andi Pupato. (Marc wetli)
By Siddhartha Mitter
Globe Correspondent / February 24, 2008

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In the Japanese tradition, the ronin is the masterless samurai. The consummate free agent, he rejects conventional authority and moves through the world with defiance and dignity. (Full article: 971 words)

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