The November 1987 issue of Percussioner Audio Magazine featured NEXUS in three separate articles. The cover says: “NEXUS On Tour: The World’s Best Drummers”
Click HERE to read about the recognition by the Toronto Arts Awards of NEXUS’ 40th Anniversary season.
Click HERE to read about the NEXUS concert with the 2X10 Piano Duo at the University of Toronto.
In October 1996, NEXUS celebrated their 25th anniversary with an appearance in Toronto with members of the Steve Reich ensemble, accompanying images by the highly acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan.
The NEXUS CD Voices was released in 1994. It features NEXUS with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Peter Bay. NEXUS is delighted to be performing with Maestro Bay once again this year, on April 1st and 2nd in Austin, Texas! In addition to his duties with the Austin Symphony, Maestro Bay is Music Director… Read more »
December is glowing: Hanukah candles, Christmas trees, Kwanzaa lights, Solstice and New Year preparations. Gifts and music are a major part of the celebrations and it has me thinking about the gifted artists in NEXUS and their offerings, ranging from choral to kids.
Following our blog post about Michael Craden‘s cover art on the NEXUS recording Garden of Sounds (with Richard Stoltzman), we heard from Nick Moreau at the Art Gallery of Peel here in Canada in downtown Brampton, Ontario. The Art Gallery has a Michael Craden work in its permanent collection.
Almost exactly 21 years ago, on November 13, 1989, NEXUS performed at the the “NEXUS Now” CD. Also on the WNYC broadcast is Wendy Mae Chambers’ “Night of the Shooting Stars,” (a tone poem for 16 percussionists inspired by The Leonids meteor shower), that features Jack-in-the Boxes, key chains, conch shells, sleigh bells, and slide… Read more »
Garry recently posted on YouTube three excerpts from a concert called Super Percussion, presented as part of the Tokyo Music Joy festival in 1988. It was the fourth annual Music Joy festival, produced by Toru Takemitsu and Koinuma Music, and sponsored by the Seibu-Saison Group in Tokyo. The four-day festival was organized around a jazz… Read more »
NEXUS performs “Kpanlogo” at Tokyo Music Joy concert in 1988, with Abraham Adzenyah on congas, Steve Gadd on drumset and Samul Nori from Korea.
NEXUS performs Steve Gadd’s “Duke’s Lullaby” at Tokyo Music Joy concert in 1988, with Steve Gadd on drumset and Abraham Adzenyah on congas.
NEXUS performs Bob Becker’s “Palta” at Tokyo Music Joy concert in 1988, with Steve Gadd on drumset.
Here is a lovely review by Gene Tyranny that Bob Becker has discovered on the Midomi site (visit it here to read the original). The review is undated, but provides a most sensitive description of NEXUS’ signature work, Toru Takemitsu’s From me flows what you call Time… Performed by the percussion group Nexus, and the… Read more »
The NEXUS CD Rune features three major works commissioned by and composed for NEXUS by award-winning Canadian composers John Hawkins, James Tenney and Bruce Mather. It also features cover art by Regan Morris: two works entitled Lightning and Lightning #2.
Michael Craden was a founding member of NEXUS. In addition to his skills as a musician, Michael was a gifted sculptor and painter with showings in Los Angeles and Toronto.