Tubophone Question

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As mentioned in several previous blog postings, I frequently receive emailed questions on various percussion-related subjects. Question: After seeing the tubophone photo in your blog posting titled, “Instruments You Can’t Buy (Part 1 – Orchestra Repertoire)“ I’m considering the possibility of constructing one.  Can you offer any suggestions? Response: For the tubophone described in the blog,… Read more »

Wilbraham Monson Academy, Wilbraham, Mass.

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Every now and then I have the pleasure of working with young students and it happened recently when I was invited to give workshops and a concert at the Wilbraham Monson Academy in central Massachusetts. The students there were wonderfully receptive to the concepts and ideas that I presented relating to instrument building, tuning, business… Read more »

Wildly varied array of percussion music at Percussion Rochester, May 1st!

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Join us for an exciting FREE concert of new works at Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 PM on Friday May 1st at the Eastman School of Music. Newly commissioned works by Grammy-winner Libby Larsen, the exceptional Michael Burritt and our very own Bill Cahn will be featured, performed by NEXUS with Michael Burritt and mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski.

Awareness of the Autism Spectrum

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April is National Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. I am very proud of the initiative that we took a year ago in developing the Woodstock Chimes for Autism, which was inspired by 8-year-old Tyler Doi, who has high-functioning autism and an extraordinary musical acuity that enables him to identify… Read more »

NEXUS and Sepideh Raissadat on Voice of America Persia, today

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Happy Nowruz! Today is the Persian New Year and at 3:30-4:30 pm (GMT) Sepideh Raissadat’s performance with Nexus and Sarv Ensemble will be broadcast at Voice Of America as a Nowruz celebration. (11:30 a.m. local Toronto time.) We can listen via computer link at http://ir.voanews.com/?mobile=no

So many exciting Spring projects!

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We have set the clocks ahead, so it is officially Spring, and NEXUS has a busy season ahead with a number of exciting projects. This month began with a recording session with Sepideh Raissadat for VOA Persia. The video program is to be broadcast over Voice of America throughout Iran. Follow us on Facebook for… Read more »

Woodstock Chimes: Drumming to a Different Beat

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Drum circles in the broadest sense have been around since the first caveman started beating on a log. There is something about drumming that is both primal and cathartic. Unlike most other instruments, it is possible for anyone – including non-musicians – to play rhythms on a drum (or any percussion instrument) immediately and join… Read more »

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