Peggy Feltmate: Blog

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 »

NEXUS performs with Sepideh Raissadat on June 13

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On June 13 NEXUS and the Iranian vocalist Sepideh Raissadat join forces in a unique concert performance at the Open Ears Festival (Registry Theatre, Kitchener, ON). Russell Hartenberger has created several very special new arrangements for NEXUS and voice that will receive their premiere at the concert.  Sepideh was born in Tehran, and began studying… Read more »