Check out this wonderful article in the February issue of Rhythm! Scene written by Lauren Vogel Weiss on the Philadelphia celebration of percussion for Alan Abel’s 85th Birthday! Great photos too. Read all about it by clicking here: Abel_85_Bday_Concert-RS
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NEXUS is in residence at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC today and tomorrow and will be participating in North Carolina’s Days of Percussion on Saturday and Sunday.
Bob has shared with us some great photos taken by Lauren Weiss at the Alan Abel birthday concert in Philadelphia.
Russell and Bob and NEXUS received a very nice notice in the the Philadelphia Inquirer. David Patrick Stearns’ entertaining review enjoys covering this “bang-up occasion” – the 85th birthday tribute to Alan Abel on November 16th. The stage was so full of “instrumental hardware”, it was a case of “marimba gridlock”!
Hard on the heels of NEXUS’ beautiful Toronto concert at Walter Hall and recording session at Noble Street Studios with Sepideh Raissadat, the fab four are now heading to Philadelphia for a busy week of concerts, coachings and clinics.
Thank you to everyone who helped us fill Walter Hall last night, here in Toronto! What a wonderful evening!
NEXUS with Sepideh Raissadat, 7 pm
Iranian singer and setarist, Sepideh Raissadat. is an articulate and talented performer who, in the midst of a busy touring schedule, is currently studying ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto.
Here is a great article, (with photos!) on our very own Garry Kvistad. Garry recently helped celebrate Jan Williams’ birthday in Buffalo, performing Ionization under Jan’s baton, and performing Steve Reich’s Clapping Music with Allen Otte who was in Blackearth Percussion with Garry a number of moons ago. Jan Williams is honoured as a long-time… Read more »
Robin has posted Part 6 of his NEXUS World Tour Diary from 1984 on his blog. Check it out by clicking HERE! This segment looks at NEXUS’ visit to the Great Wall, a Peking Duck dinner, and NEXUS treating their Chinese hosts.
It’s been a busy summer for the NEXUS members, with more to come! Following Bob’s performances with Amadinda in Budapest, and Russell, Bob and Ray’s participation in the Live Lab phasing project at McMaster University (exploring the phenomenon of phasing in Steve Reich’s music using motion-capture technology and LED-equipped mallets!), the summer began with NEXUS’… Read more »
NEXUS and Sepideh Raissadat were greeted by a sold-out house on the weekend at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener, Ontario.
Russsell Hartenberger’s new “Moondog Suite” will premiere on June 13th at Open Ears Festival. Russell was inspired to explore Moondog’s work not only by the eccentric composer’s “snaketime” rhythms (see last week’s posting) , his unusual uses of ambient sound, and influences that ranged from Native American through jazz to classical, but also by Moondog’s… Read more »
On June 13 NEXUS and the Iranian vocalist Sepideh Raissadat join forces in a unique concert performance at the Open Ears Festival (Registry Theatre, Kitchener, ON). Russell Hartenberger has created several very special new arrangements for NEXUS and voice that will receive their premiere at the concert. Sepideh was born in Tehran, and began studying… Read more »