The 2018 Apples & Olives Festival begins with "Modul Movements," a collaboration between Nik Bärtsch and the ZHdK and the festival's first collaboration with the ZHdK. The residency of Nik Bärtsch at the ZHdK this semester also includes working with an ensemble of classical and jazz musicians. The group has worked out their own interpretations of existing and new pieces by Nik Bärtsch for the final concert of this project. From the creative cycle of composition, interpretation and improvisation arise modular pieces that are specially shaped by this musical organism.
As the second act of the evening, the New Yorker drummer Greg Fox presents a solo program. Greg Fox is one of the most virtuoso drummers in the US and known for his work with Liturgy and Zs. In his solo music, the sound alchemist creates a fusion of spirituality and virtuosity through his special blend of electronics and live percussion.