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:
The serene cover art for the NEXUS album out of the blue is in keeping with what Swiss drum-set artist Fritz Hauser calls “the serene mastery” of NEXUS in performance. Out of the blue
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 »
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.
NEXUS, like everyone else, is heading “back to school” this month. Beginning on September 30th NEXUS is performing and giving workshops at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, including one tailored especially for High School students.
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,
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 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 »
The Woodstock Beat Concert July 17, 2004 Woodstock, New York
Tiki Time by Garry Kvistad World Premiere: July 29, 2006 Walter Hall – University of Toronto
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 »
in Toronto – April 14, 2006
December 1, 2004 University of Toronto
November 12, 2004 Nashville, Tennessee photos by Eleanor Engelman