Garry Kvistad: Blog

Rockin’ With Nolan and Woodstock Chimes

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I was treated to a great surprise recently while on a trip to North Carolina.  It seems there is an extraordinary boy named Nolan from Chapel Hill that is in love with Woodstock Chimes.  He visits our website daily (www.chimes.com) and has gotten to know our product line better than most people!  The managers of… Read more »

I’m On A Roll

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  Roll Magazine which covers art, music, theater, cinema, lifestyles and events throughout New York’s Hudson Valley region, has an article about little ole me in this month’s (December 2010) issue.  What’s cool about the online version are the video tours of my music studio and the Woodstock Chimes showroom of my products (you can… Read more »

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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