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What an amazing evening with Steve Reich!

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Tonight’s concert at Koerner Hall with NEXUS, Steve Reich, Ryan Scott, Greg Oh, Simon Docking, David Occhipinti, James Brown and Roberto Occhipinti, was SO amazing! There was excitement, complexity, simplicity, anticipation, all sorts of unexpected delights:

NEXUS Cover Art #3: Baumann, Fahrni and Pechel

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  The serene cover art for the NEXUS album out of the blue is in keeping with what Swiss drum-set artist here.)  In out of the blue‘s booklet,  Hauser says, “Improvising with NEXUS is like having 10 extra arms and ears and being surrounded by about 150 years of musical experience …I heard NEXUS in… Read more »

From the Archives #4: NEXUS an Inspiration

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In 2008 NEXUS performed at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. Incredibly, this was NEXUS’ first time at the OCMF. They gave three different performances: one in a late-night “after-hours” venue, the second a formal evening solo concert, and the third an afternoon educational concert at the Museum of Civilization. Here is an interesting article and… Read more »

Hear NEXUS with Orchestra in Windsor/Detroit

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On the evening of October 3rd, if you are within driving distance of the sister cities of Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, you have a great opportunity to hear NEXUS perform with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

From The Archives #2: Cracking the Majors

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Here is another peek into the NEXUS archives, this time an article by Allan Kozinn in the New York Times of May 3, 1998. The article was headlined “Touring Percussionists Who Aren’t Really Offbeat”, and here are some highlights from Mr Kozinn’s piece: “ONE might have thought that five percussionists who wanted to band together… Read more »

From The Archives # 1: The New York Times 1999

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From time to time I will give you a peek into the NEXUS archives. Here are some great excerpts from a 1999 New York Times article by  Leslie Kandell entitled A Percussion Ensemble That Keeps Marching to a Different Drummer. It provides a neat snapshot of NEXUS and mentions a couple of pieces that NEXUS… Read more »

In Memoriam: JOHN WYRE May 17, 1941 – October 31, 2006

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In Memoriam:JOHN WYRE May 17, 1941 – October 31, 2006 John Wyre (second from left) with Bill Cahn, Steve Gadd, and Robin Engelman at PASIC 2005 in Columbus, Ohio (Photo by Lauren Vogel Weiss) John Wyre, one of the founding members of the world renown percussion ensemble NEXUS, passed away on October 31, 2006 in… Read more »

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