Posts By: Peggy Feltmate

Philadelphia review: “a bang-up occasion”!

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  Russell and Bob and NEXUS received a very nice notice in the the Philadelphia Inquirer. David Patrick Stearns’ entertaining review enjoys covering this “bang-up occasion” – the 85th birthday tribute to Alan Abel on November 16th. The stage was so full of “instrumental hardware”, it was a case of “marimba gridlock”!

NEXUS in Philadelphia November 9 to 16

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Hard on the heels of NEXUS’ beautiful Toronto concert at Walter Hall and recording session at Noble Street Studios with Sepideh Raissadat, the fab four are now heading to Philadelphia for a busy week of concerts, coachings and clinics.

Garry is featured in The Performer:

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Here is a great article, (with photos!) on our very own Garry Kvistad. Garry recently helped celebrate Jan  Williams’ birthday in Buffalo, performing Ionization under Jan’s baton, and performing Steve Reich’s Clapping Music with Allen Otte who was in Blackearth Percussion with Garry a number of moons ago. Jan Williams is honoured as a long-time… Read more »

Busy summer – more to come! An Update!

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It’s been a busy summer for the NEXUS members, with more to come!  Following Bob’s performances with Amadinda in Budapest, and Russell, Bob and Ray’s participation in the sell-out engagements at the Open Ears Festival in Kitchener Ontario, where Sepideh Raissadat helped us Moondog Suite” and his “Persian Songs Suite”. This was followed by a… Read more »

Moondog’s musical inventions inspire new suite

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Russsell Hartenberger’s new “Moondog Suite” will premiere on June 13th at Open Ears Festival. Russell was inspired to explore Moondog’s work not only by the eccentric composer’s “snaketime” rhythms (see last week’s posting) , his unusual uses of ambient sound, and influences that ranged from Native American through jazz to classical, but also by Moondog’s… Read more »

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