SOLO RECITAL

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NEXUS SOLO RECITAL NEXUS recital programs are approximately two hours in duration with a 15-minute intermission. The music draws from NEXUS’ rich and varied repertoire of jazz and novelty ragtime music, ethnic music (works based upon drumming from India and Africa), improvisation, and contemporary works written for NEXUS by composers such as Steve Reich, John… Read more »

Zwilich CD Reviews

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Naxos CD# 8.559268 (52′ 02″) ZWILICH: Violin Concerto, Rituals for five Percussionists and Orchestra Pamela Frank (violin), NEXUS, IRIS Chamber Orchestra, Saarbrücken Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern, conducting. ClassicsToday.com Review by Victor Carr, Jr. Rituals (2002) is a celebration of percussion as used in various world cultures, and is so different a work from the violin… Read more »

NEXUS Members Receive Honors from SABIAN Ltd.

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NEXUS Members Receive Honors from SABIAN Ltd. SABIAN Ltd., the manufacturer of fine cymbals for Percussionists the World over, presented its ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to NEXUS members Bob Becker and Bill Cahn. Retired NEXUS member, John Wyre, was also a recipient. The Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented during the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in… Read more »

Bob Becker: List of Compositions

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Lahara, 1977, drum solo (with melodic and drone accompaniment). Published in 2003 by Keyboard Percussion Publications. Palta, 1982 (revised 1998), tabla or drum set solo, with accompaniment by six percussion, piano and bass. Recorded by NEXUS on Dance of the Octopus (CBC Musica Viva). UrbhanaMudra, 1990, four percussion, choreography by Joan Phillips. Commissioned by INDE… Read more »

Creative Music Making – Book Release

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New Book Release Creative Music Making (Four Simple Steps to Cultivating the Inner Musician) by William L. Cahn Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Books, Inc., New York/London Estimated Release Date – February 2005 CREATIVE MUSIC MAKING is a “how to” guide in creating free-form improvisational music on any combination of musical instruments to expand… Read more »

What is a Xylorimba?

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(Are the overtones tuned differently in various ranges of its keyboard?) The term ‘xylorimba’ clearly refers to some kind of hybrid instrument, but it depends on who is using the term, and when. Even the word itself is a composite: xylo is the common Greek root meaning ‘wood’; and rimba is an arbitrary clipping of… Read more »

Additional Choral Repertoire

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Nexus and Choir Below is a partial list of works for percussion and choir presently in NEXUS’ repertoire. These and other works can be combined and further suggestions by choir directors are welcomed. The 21st Century: Four Rituals (for percussion quintet, choir and audience) – by Christos Hatzis The 20th Century: Carmina Burana (complete or… Read more »

NEXUS Nominated for JUNO Award

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For Immediate Release Toronto, Canada, February 8, 2005 – The “high priests of the percussion world” (New York Times) Nexus has been nominated for a 2004 Juno Award for Drumtalker (Nexus Records 10713) in the Best Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble category. Drumtalker features Peter Schickele’s Percussion Sonata No. 2 –… Read more »

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