This is the perfect time for a posting about Bill Cahn’s workshop The Influence of Non-Western Music In Western Art Music. Several upcoming NEXUS concerts contain globally-influenced music. In Syracuse on Feb 25 and 26, and again in Austin TX at the beginning of April, NEXUS will perform Takemitsu’s From me flows what you call… Read more »
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NEXUS will From me flows what you call Time, Reich’s crowd-pleasing Music for Pieces of Wood, and Sibelius’ Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 43. The Takemitsu piece was written specifically for NEXUS at Carnegie Hall. Reviewers have called it a ‘strangely beautiful, lushly erotic work”, played on “a dazzling array of instruments” including… Read more »
In October 1996, NEXUS celebrated their 25th anniversary with an appearance in Toronto with members of the Steve Reich ensemble, accompanying images by the highly acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan.
On an icy January day it was a pleasure to hear from Garry about a springtime project. He has been asked to present a paper in May in Seattle at the biannual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.
The NEXUS CD Voices was released in 1994. It features NEXUS with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Peter Bay. NEXUS is delighted to be performing with Maestro Bay once again this year, on April 1st and 2nd in Austin, Texas! In addition to his duties with the Austin Symphony, Maestro Bay is Music Director… Read more »
Holidays are over and everyone is back to work, and that includes NEXUS. The finishing touches are being put in place for the group’s upcoming visits to Eric Ewazen’s Eternal Dance of Life in Barrie (just north of Toronto), and new works at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Theatre, both taking place in March. Travel and transportation,… Read more »
The Musical Heritage Society (Oakhurst NJ) has published their “Best of the Year” lists and the Canadian Brass CD “Stars & Stripes – Canadian Brass Salute America” featuring NEXUS members has reached the rarified air as a TOP 5 CLASSICAL BEST SELLER based on sales of all new titles released throughout the year 2010 at… Read more »
NEXUS will appear with the http://www.syracusesymphony.org/store/february-2011/product/nexus-2/ in the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Syracuse NY on February 25 and 26 at 8:00 pm. Conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuyoshi_Akiyama it will be a wonderful evening of Takemitsu’s From me flows what you call Time, Reich’s Music for Pieces of Wood, and Sibelius’ Symphony No 2 in D… Read more »
Everyone is busy at this time of year, and NEXUS is no different. Bill has been in Japan where, judging from his blog posts, he is gathering plenty of repertoire inspiration, and having the creative fuel-tanks refilled. Garry, white beard flowing
The Short List for the 2010 Atlantis Music Prize has just been announced and it reminded me that the 2009 winner was a percussionist. The Atlantis Music Prize is awarded to the best full-length album from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, “judged on artistic merit, without regard to genre or sales”. Percussionist/composer Curtis… Read more »
December is glowing: Hanukah candles, Christmas trees, Kwanzaa lights, Solstice and New Year preparations. Gifts and music are a major part of the celebrations and it has me thinking about the gifted artists in NEXUS and their offerings, ranging from choral to kids.
We had a query from the UK today, asking if NEXUS has any plans for a performance trip to Europe. I was delighted to be able to tell him Yes, NEXUS is planning a trip overseas in October 2011. It is too early for these plans to appear on our Upcoming Events list, but as… Read more »
Following our blog post about Michael Craden‘s cover art on the NEXUS recording Garden of Sounds (with Richard Stoltzman), we heard from Nick Moreau at the Art Gallery of Peel here in Canada in downtown Brampton, Ontario. The Art Gallery has a Michael Craden work in its permanent collection.
Almost exactly 21 years ago, on November 13, 1989, NEXUS performed at the the “NEXUS Now” CD. Also on the WNYC broadcast is Wendy Mae Chambers’ “Night of the Shooting Stars,” (a tone poem for 16 percussionists inspired by The Leonids meteor shower), that features Jack-in-the Boxes, key chains, conch shells, sleigh bells, and slide… Read more »
NEXUS will be performing on Saturday, November 20th at 8 p.m. in Stone Ridge, New York, about 90 minutes north of New York City. With this fantastic autumn weather we have been having, you could enjoy an afternoon hike in the nearby Catskills Park, perhaps at wonderfully-named Peekamoose or Buttermilk Falls