The Magic and Mystery of Cymbals (lecture-demonstration)

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Brief history of the modern Turkish cymbal and etymology of terms. Discussion and demonstration of basic types of crashes, special effects with two plates, techniques for suspended cymbals, and options for selecting and combining cymbals. Discussion and demonstration, using excerpts from the symphonic and contemporary repertoire, of approaches to performance issues such as misleading and/or… Read more »

NEXUS at EXPO 2000

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Hannover, Germany August 11-16, 2000 Finale Show – August 16 in The Beat Box EXPO photos by Lorraine Dillard, © 2000

Interview with Laura Hartenberger

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(10th Grade Student at the Oakwood Collegiate School in Toronto – November 2000) Q. What is a regular day like in your life? What sort of daily activities does your job involve? A. My daily activities have changed quite a bit over the years. Every day is unique and different in some way. Today, November… Read more »

Rotterdam Conservatory Interview

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Subject: A request from Rotterdam Conservatory Percussion Dept. Students Dear Ozgu Bulut & Martijn Krijnen, In October 2000, I had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful Conservatory in Rotterdam with my friend, Peter Prommel. I was a jurist in Eindhoven for the Tromp Muziek Biënnale Percussion Competition. I also enjoyed meeting and working with Willem… Read more »

NEXUS in Chicago – March/April 2000

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With the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christoph Eschenbach Creates A Gentle Breeze in the Windy City Five Sold-Out Concerts with the Chicago Symphony “Work Wonders with Takemitsu” NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group now in its 29th season of solo and symphony appearances, was the featured guest with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on the… Read more »

“GARDEN OF SOUNDS” – BIS CD # 1108

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February 20, 2000 – For Immediate Release : NEXUS Performs with Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman on a New BIS CD ‘GARDEN OF SOUNDS’ – BIS CD # 1108 Entirely Original Music is Dedicated to Toru Takemitsu A new CD was released by BIS Records in February 2000 featuring NEXUS with the acclaimed clarinetist, Richard Stoltzman. The… Read more »

Interview with Susan Conkling

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Interview with Bill Cahn of NEXUS – September 28, 1999 by Susan W. Conkling, Associate Professor of Music Education Eastman School of Music Conkling: Describe your musical career: Cahn: It’s important to know that I grew up in Philadelphia, which, at the time (1960s) had one of the most comprehensive public school music programs in… Read more »

NEXUS Leaps Through Cultural Boundaries on the Rochester Philharmonic Pops Series

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NEXUS performs an ‘African Celebration’ with master drummer, Abraham Adzenyah NEXUS, the Toronto-based percussion group, continues to present innovative programs with symphony orchestras in its 1998/99 season. The New York Times (Sunday, May 3, 1998) referred to NEXUS as ‘the high priests of the percussion world’ because the group’s inimitable presentations of music for percussion… Read more »

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