Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad
A new documentary film, “Inside Time“
featuring an original score by NEXUS, receives
a 2008 Yorkton Golden Sheaf award for
best social/political documentary
The 30-minute documentary film, ‘Inside Time,’ was produced in 2007 for the National Film Board of Canada. The story is centered on Stephen Reid, a celebrity bank robber, writer and philosopher, who contemplates his life and times from the inside of an 18-year prison term. His acute observations and introspection are captured in a beautifully paced film by Jason Young with recurring images of sea and shore, spider webs, carnival rides, woodlands, and Reid himself, whose experiences have also enabled him to find a degree of wisdom and freedom in his circumstance.
Renowned for its improvisational skills, NEXUS recorded the film’s musical score spontaneously in a single session at the Toronto studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. No strangers to film music; NEXUS created the acclaimed score for the feature-length film, ‘The Man Who Skied Down Everest‘ (1975) which received an Academy Award for best documentary film.
NEXUS has thrilled audiences worldwide with its live performances of silent movie accompaniments including ‘Teddy at the Throttle’, a comedy starring Gloria Swanson and Teddy the Dog (Mack Sennett, 1916), and ‘A Page of Madness’ the classic Japanese experimental drama with an unsettling view of life in an insane asylum (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926).
The Toronto-based ensemble regularly performs in solo recitals, at music festivals and with symphony orchestras worldwide, captivating audiences with an eclectic mix of music that includes contemporary percussion masterworks, novelty ragtime, world music, group improvisations and compositions by the members of NEXUS themselves. The group’s virtuosity and innovative programming have inspired original works for percussion from some of the greatest composers of our time.