Garry Kvistad: Blog

From Xylophone to Cellphone

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Google has come out with a new cell phone called the NEXUS S.  Maybe they need a ringtone from NEXUS, the percussion group.  How about John Cages’s 4′ 33″ or Steve Reich’s Complete Drumming (that would give you an hour to answer your phone)?   This phone, the Nexus S, bears little resemblance to Google’s… Read more »

The Next Drum Boogie Festival – September 17th 2011

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I am planning to present the second Drum Boogie Festival on September 17th (rain date 18th), 2011 in Kingston New York.  NEXUS will be featured along with other world class percussionists and groups.  I will update the event announcement as the information comes in, so check the festival website for up to date news:  www.drumboogiefestival.com   Media Contact:… Read more »

NEXUS in Woodstock 2011 with The Canadian Brass

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  NEXUS members have been performing in Woodstock New York for the past 20 years to benefit the original arts group founded in 1903 called the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony.  This annual concert, sponsored by the Woodstock Chimes Fund is called the Woodstock Beat.  Last summer it brought NEXUS, So Percussion and Steve Reich and Musicians to the… Read more »

The Genius of Pat Metheny

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What do Ling Lun, Antonio Stradivari, Robert Moog, Harry Partch and Pat Metheny have in common?  They have all built musical instruments that have had a profound influence on the music which followed. Pat Metheny’s music and his playing style is unique, complex and masterful.  Yet, it is accessible, fun and beautiful.  He has gone… Read more »

Hello World!

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Hi, this is Garry and welcome to my blog.  I’d be happy to communicate to you about any of the Nexus activities.  In our workshops I offer a session dedicated to the acoustics of percussion I call Sound Advice.  I am interested in instrument building and tuning.  In fact, you might want to check out… Read more »

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