Welcome to the NEXUS site and my blog. All five Nexonians were in Toronto this week preparing the new piece by Eric Ewazen to be premiered in Dallas and Austin next week at PASIC. The 4-movement work is scored for five percussionists and wind ensemble. The final version of the solo parts arrived only a… Read more »
Bill Cahn: Blog
Sept. 2009 through June 2010 – Bill is an Associate Professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music, along with Professor Michael Burritt and Charles Ross, the Principal Timpanist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. October 29, 2009 – Bill will present a one-hour “Creative Music Making” workshop for the percussion studio class at the… Read more »
WORKSHOPS presented by Bill Cahn CREATIVE MUSIC-MAKING (Four Simple Steps to Cultivating the Inner Musician) For a more detailed description, click here What is Creative Music Making? Creative Music Making is an interactive workshop in which musicians and music teachers of any age, student or professional, performing on any instrument will have the opportunity to… Read more »
an essay by Bill Cahn. This is a downloadable PDF document. Please ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.
As one of the Eastman School of Music’s World Music Institutes in July 2008, Bill Cahn presented a week-long workshop on “Creative Music Making” for participants from Canada and the U.S. The daily 3-hour sessions, based on Bill’s book (“Creative Music Making” – Routledge, 2005) gave participants – many of whom had never improvised on… Read more »
Here is a video of Bill in Japan performing with Mika Yoshida. You can read more about Bill on his personal page.
The following interview with Bill Cahn occurred in November 2007 at the request of Joe Spurlock, a student of percussion at Ohio State University. Q1. Very much of your music is influenced by other cultures, specifically eastern ones. How did you come about these influences and what intrigues you so about them to make them… Read more »
(Stressing The Fundamentals : Getting a Good Sound with a Relaxed Technique) Presented by Bill Cahn – member of NEXUS Time: 60 minutes Requirements: bass drum on a cradle, xylophone, glockenspiel, 2 tables, 4 music stands Fundamental Principles for Selection and Setup of Percussion Instruments: 1. Have a variety of instruments to increase musical options;… Read more »
William L. Cahn Publishing 8740 Wesley Road Bloomfield, New York 14469 Tel./Fax: (585) 582-2508 Email: email@example.com Website: www.nexuspercussion.com_______________________________ Recent Releases 1. Night Ride – scored for timpanist (4 timpani) and 4 percussionists (2 marimbas, vibraphone, glock, sus. cym. and 4 tuned gongs. Previewed at PASIC ’05; now also published in Japan by Komaki Music (@¥5000… Read more »
by Bill Cahn – member of NEXUS The form in which we ask our questions will determine the answers we get. To put it more broadly: all the knowledge we ever have is a result of questions. Indeed, it is commonplace among scientists that they do not see nature as it is, but only through… Read more »
A Symphony Musician’s Point of View by William L. Cahn © 1992 William L. Cahn, 8740 Wesley Road, Bloomfield, NY 14469 All Rights Reserved For the performing musician, symphony orchestras represent perhaps the greatest paradox in the state of art music in the late twentieth century. On the one hand these venerable institutions – born… Read more »
Preface – In the 20th century world of specialization, artists found their position in society as the purveyors of new possibilities through open and free thought – from Picasso and Stravinsky to Jackson Pollock and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Having broken away from the intellectual boundaries of the Victorian era, their artistic direction, known as the… Read more »
New Book Release Creative Music Making (Four Simple Steps to Cultivating the Inner Musician) by William L. Cahn Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books, Inc., New York/London Estimated Release Date – February 2005 CREATIVE MUSIC MAKING is a “how to” guide in creating free-form improvisational music on any combination of musical instruments to expand… Read more »
Bill Cahn brings decades of experience world-wide in performance, education, arts administration, and community outreach to his residencies. Planned in collaboration with host organization(s), the goal of the residencies is to celebrate the power of music to enrich lives and the joy of music-making through skill development and the interactive sharing of ideas and concepts…. Read more »
(Four Simple Steps to Cultivating the Inner Musician) A Workshop Presented by Bill Cahn EQUIPMENT NEEDED- audio cassette (or DAT, CD, MD) recorder, mic(s), amp, speaker(s), marimba(s), vibraphone, 5 pairs of marimba mallets What is Creative Music Making? Creative Music Making is an interactive workshop in which musicians and music teachers of any age, student… Read more »