Michael Craden was a founding member of NEXUS. In addition to his skills as a musician, Michael was a gifted sculptor and painter with showings in Los Angeles and Toronto.
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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 »
On the evening of July 6th, NEXUS will be performing to a sold-out house at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona, Minnesota.
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 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.
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 »
Just a reminder that CBC will be broadcasting the Steve Reich Live! concert featuring Steve and NEXUS on May 14th on Radio 2’s The Signal, 10 pm to midnight, 94.1 FM. Tune in!
The now-out-of-print LP entitled Music of NEXUS
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:
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 »
The serene cover art for the NEXUS album out of the blue is in keeping with what Swiss drum-set artist here.) In out of the blue‘s booklet, Hauser says, “Improvising with NEXUS is like having 10 extra arms and ears and being surrounded by about 150 years of musical experience …I heard NEXUS in… Read more »
A spectacular fundraiser will take place at “the most- talked-about house in Toronto” on Wednesday, April 28th at 7:30 pm. We hope you will join NEXUS in this opportunity to meet Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Steve Reich,
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 »
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 »
NEXUS has had some wonderful opportunities to play with some of the drum-set greats: Out of the Blue CD; and of course the inimitable Steve Gadd. NEXUS performed with Steve at Gotanda Kan-I Hoken Hall in Japan at “Super Percussion”, part of the Tokyo Music Joy Festival. Bob Becker not only arranged several pieces that… Read more »