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Philadelphia review: “a bang-up occasion”!

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  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”!

NEXUS in Philadelphia November 9 to 16

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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.

NEXUS and Sepideh Raissadat – Oct 27 Toronto

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  A big thank you to Andrew Timar in WholeNote’s “World View” column for the great shout-out to our upcoming concert with Sepideh Raissadat. You can check out the entire issue by clicking here:  Digital format, FREE for all to view. Andrew Timar’s column is on pages 24 and 25. Here is what he says… Read more »

Garry is featured in The Performer:

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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 »

Busy summer – more to come! An Update!

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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 »

Moondog’s musical inventions inspire new suite

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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 »

NEXUS performs with Sepideh Raissadat on June 13

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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 »

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