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,

From The Archives #2: Cracking the Majors

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Here is another peek into the NEXUS archives, this time an article by Allan Kozinn in the New York Times of May 3, 1998. The article was headlined “Touring Percussionists Who Aren’t Really Offbeat”, and here are some highlights from Mr Kozinn’s piece: “ONE might have thought that five percussionists who wanted to band together… Read more »

From The Archives # 1: The New York Times 1999

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From time to time I will give you a peek into the NEXUS archives. Here are some great excerpts from a 1999 New York Times article by  Leslie Kandell entitled A Percussion Ensemble That Keeps Marching to a Different Drummer. It provides a neat snapshot of NEXUS and mentions a couple of pieces that NEXUS… Read more »

In Memoriam: JOHN WYRE May 17, 1941 – October 31, 2006

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In Memoriam:JOHN WYRE May 17, 1941 – October 31, 2006 John Wyre (second from left) with Bill Cahn, Steve Gadd, and Robin Engelman at PASIC 2005 in Columbus, Ohio (Photo by Lauren Vogel Weiss) John Wyre, one of the founding members of the world renown percussion ensemble NEXUS, passed away on October 31, 2006 in… Read more »