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“Just Ducky”

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Today, Drum Corps International spotlights a Guardsmen DVD and its percussion feature – NEXUS’ “Xylophonia”: “a delightful work written by Joseph Green, older brother of famed recording xylophonist George Hamilton Green. The piece had been identified in pre-season promotional materials as “Just Ducky,” due to the duck whistle sounds that were added in the “Nexus… Read more »

A Most Excellent Week!

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What a great week! NEXUS was honoured to be a part of Soundstreams’ 30th Anniversary Spectacular at Koerner Hall. It was an ear-opening concert, beautifully presented, and a fitting tribute to Lawrence Cherney and Soundstreams, and their many accomplishments. Reviewer Margaret Lam wrote: “The works were presented by some of the best musicians this country… Read more »

October 11th will be an amazing evening

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Rehearsing Mallet Quartet Oct 9

NEXUS is deep into rehearsals for their performance of Steve Reich’s Mallet Quartet at  CELEBRATE WITH SOUNDSTREAMS! 30th Anniversary Season Spectacular concert on Thursday Oct 11 at Koerner Hall here in Toronto.

NEXUS & PASIC in Austin TX November 1st

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NEXUS is preparing for their return to Austin TX on November 1st for PASIC 2012. PASIC is billed as “the biggest percussion event in the world.”  For the NEXUS performance Bill has been creating a new water gong and working on sound triggers for Cage’s The City Wears A  Slouch Hat. You can read more… Read more »

The Lost is Found: NEXUS brings lost works back to life

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NEXUS has brought many “lost works” back into the spotlight, expanding possibilities for modern percussion – everything from 1920s novelty ragtime music to silent film accompaniments to John Cage works. On  November 17th NEXUS will be a part of the  newly staged revival of John Cage’s The City Wears a Slouch Hat, written for CBS… Read more »

Facebook, a Free workshop, and a party concert!

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Whew! What a busy week! NEXUS is on Facebook! Please visit our Page. And while you are there, click “Like” to stay connected to NEXUS for updates. We are going to have fun with photos, news, soundbytes, links to videos – check it out!

Coming up!

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Summer vacation is over. Mine featured a 4000 km. road trip (2000 km. each way), with two musicians (husband and son), so we made tracks to the accompaniment of wonderful music showcasing some great jazz drummers. It got me thinking about the great drum-set artists with whom NEXUS has performed: Peter Erskine, Ed Thigpen, Steve… Read more »

Drum Boogie this weekend, Woodstock NY

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If you are in upstate New York around Woodstock and area this weekend, check out Garry Kvistad’s Drum Boogie Festival, a part of the Byrdcliffe Festival of the Arts. Drum Boogie is scheduled for Saturday at 4 PM (a concert of world class percussionists playing world class music) and Sunday at Noon (a very cool… Read more »

Garry’s Baschet

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NEXUS enjoyed a wonderful night at LPR on Bleeker Street yesterday, and e-mails are coming in from some of those who were lucky enough to enjoy this International Night of Awesome(ness). Garry Kvistad created some instruments for last night’s performance, and that reminded me of his Baschet. Like all the NEXUS members, Garry has lots… Read more »

Countdown to New York City, June 18th!

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Click here to see what the New Yorker has to say about the upcoming International Night of Awesome(ness) June 18th, 7 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street – with NEXUS, So Percussion, Meehan/Perkins Duo, Mantra Percussion, Akros Percussion Collective, Tigue and Siren. What an incredible night it will be! NEXUS will be performing… Read more »