Peggy Feltmate: Blog
In 1988, Carolyn McMaster of the Lawrence Journal-World in Kansas interviewed Bob Becker. The article describes some of the most important roots of NEXUS. Here are some excerpts: “In 1984 NEXUS played a memorable concert in Amsterdam – six nonstop hours of pure improvisation. Bob Becker remembers the event as an improvisational high point. The… Read more »
You couldn’t ask for a better Day Trip opportunity than the NEXUS concert on July 31st in “the most famous small town in the world”, Woodstock, New York. Featuring NEXUS, Reich and at the Ojai Festival in California, the audience’s cheers forced three curtain calls and the reviewers used phrases like “one of the peak… Read more »
A BIG Thank You to those of you who came out for a rainy-day outdoor concert on June 26th! Fortunately, the stage was covered. Unfortunately, the audience area was not. A few hardy souls sat with umbrellas, and there were some covered areas to one side where others took refuge. NEXUS “carried on regardless”,… Read more »
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.
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 »