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Super Percussion – Tokyo Music Joy, 1988

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Garry recently posted on YouTube three excerpts from a concert called Super Percussion, presented as part of the Tokyo Music Joy festival in 1988. It was the fourth annual Music Joy festival, produced by Toru Takemitsu and Koinuma Music, and sponsored by the Seibu-Saison Group in Tokyo. The four-day festival was organized around a jazz… Read more »

Review of From me flows what you call Time…

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Here is a lovely review by Gene Tyranny that Bob Becker has discovered on the Midomi site (visit it here to read the original). The review is undated, but provides a most sensitive description of NEXUS’ signature work, Toru Takemitsu’s From me flows what you call Time… Performed by the percussion group Nexus, and the… Read more »

NEXUS Cover Art #5: Regan Morris

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The NEXUS CD Rune features three major works commissioned by and composed for NEXUS by award-winning Canadian composers John Hawkins, James Tenney and Bruce Mather. It also features cover art by Regan Morris: two works entitled Lightning and Lightning #2.

NEXUS Cover Art #4: Michael Craden

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Michael Craden was a founding member of NEXUS. In addition to his skills as a musician, Michael was a gifted sculptor and painter with showings in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Happy 40th Season, NEXUS!

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NEXUS is celebrating the beginning of its 40th season on Saturday, May 22nd when the group turns 39! Having ushered in their anniversary season with a sold-out concert introducing their new commission from Steve Reich, NEXUS is looking forward to appearances in Toronto, Minnesota, Japan, Europe, New York State, Texas, Virginia and points west. It’s… Read more »

From the Archives #5: Unexpected Pleasures

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The WNYC archive of their New Sounds series carries a program dated January 27, 1989 that will give you the unexpected pleasure of hearing some NEXUS pieces from an early and now-out-of-print LP entitled Music of NEXUS

What an amazing evening with Steve Reich!

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Tonight’s concert at Koerner Hall with NEXUS, Steve Reich, Ryan Scott, Greg Oh, Simon Docking, David Occhipinti, James Brown and Roberto Occhipinti, was SO amazing! There was excitement, complexity, simplicity, anticipation, all sorts of unexpected delights:

From the Archives #4: NEXUS an Inspiration

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In 2008 NEXUS performed at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. Incredibly, this was NEXUS’ first time at the OCMF. They gave three different performances: one in a late-night “after-hours” venue, the second a formal evening solo concert, and the third an afternoon educational concert at the Museum of Civilization. Here is an interesting article and… Read more »

Hear NEXUS with Orchestra in Windsor/Detroit

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On the evening of October 3rd, if you are within driving distance of the sister cities of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, you have a great opportunity to hear NEXUS perform with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

From the Archives #3: “Choreographed noisemaking”

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The mention in my summer festivals post of Toru Takemitsu‘s “Rain Tree” reminded me of an article in the NEXUS Archives. Like my last “archive” posting of the “Offbeat” NEXUS article of 1998, this is another Allan Kozinn New York Times review,

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