Posts By: Peggy Feltmate

What Happens When You Boogle

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BOOGLE  (v.)  Google For Books! I was just googling around, and Google Books popped up the Contemporary Music Review’s issue on Contemporary Percussion – Performer’s Perspectives This is Part One of Volume 7 and is edited by our very own Bob Becker. Bob has contributed the editorial “The Paradoxes of  Percussion”, Nexus member emeritus Robin… Read more »

Make a Day of it in Don Mills

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For our Ontario and Northern New York fans, you have an opportunity to enjoy a June afternoon with NEXUS at Toronto’s lifestyle centre known as Shops At Don Mills.

NEXUS in Woodstock, New York, May 29th

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NEXUS will be performing at the Kleinert/James Arts Center on Saturday evening. (May 29th, 7:30pm, Address: 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY. )  This will be a great opportunity to take in some of their new quartet arrangements, especially NEXUS’ justly famous ragtime selections.

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:

A Reminder re Reich!

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THIS JUST IN: APRIL 29th CONCERT IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! THERE ARE STILL A FEW TICKETS LEFT FOR April 28th FUNDRAISER. Is it on your calendar?  Have you bought your tickets? The NEXUS guys are converging on Toronto today to begin the final rehearsals for the STEVE REICH LIVE! concert on Thursday night, April 29th,… Read more »

Blog Bits: “Magical Playing From NEXUS”

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Every once in a long while I have a look to see who has been blogging about NEXUS. For example I just caught a glimpse of our very own quartet at percussionist Abby Savell’s website, where they were captured on film with her new baby during rehearsals for the Ojai Music Festival in 2008. Likewise,… Read more »

Are You Ready for Reich?

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The New Yorker has called Steve Reich “the most original musical thinker of our time.”  Steve Reich has called NEXUS “probably the most acclaimed percussion group on earth.”  Clearly, this is a match made in heaven! NEXUS has been very busy preparing for the up-coming premiere of their exciting and much-anticipated Steve Reich commission, taking… Read more »

Steve Gadd tap dancing with Nexus

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NEXUS has had some wonderful opportunities to play with some of the drum-set greats: Ed Thigpen (who sadly just passed away in January this year); most recently Peter Erskine at the Cool Drummings Festival; Fritz Hauser whom you can hear on NEXUS’ Out of the Blue CD; and of course the inimitable Steve Gadd. NEXUS… Read more »

To The Beat of a Different Drummer

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You can catch a recent article about NEXUS by clicking here. The Varsity, the newspaper of the University of Toronto, ran the article in mid-March, this time featuring NEXUS’s Bob Becker, who talks about the genesis and evolution of both NEXUS and himself as a musician. Enjoy!

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