Articles and Interviews

Answers to questions about the beginning of NEXUS

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In December, 2011 I received a request from Yale graduate student Victor Caccese to answer a few questions about how NEXUS began and developed. VC: Mr. Becker, I mainly wanted to ask you about the start of NEXUS with your first performances in 1971. Even though all of its members have accomplished a great deal… Read more »

Answers to questions about New-thaan

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In March, 2010, I received a request from graduate student Bruce Salyers to answer some questions about my drum solo New-thaan, which is included in NEXUS Portfolio for Snare Drum, published by HoneyRock. Bill Cahn recently posted his answers to similar questions about some of the pieces in Portfolio, and so I thought it might… Read more »

NEXUS in Barrie: “Wildly Exhilarating”

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Yes, I know you can click over to the PDF posted on our site – but sometimes you don’t have time for that “extra click” and I wanted to make sure you saw this wonderful review!   Sandra Ruttan of the Barrie Examiner reviewed the NEXUS performance with the University of Toronto Winds, conducted by Gillian… Read more »

Garry and Ryan TV Interview in Syracuse, NY

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Click HERE to view the interview with Garry and Ryan on Channel 9 – WSYR – discussing the upcoming NEXUS concert with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.  Click on “A Feast for the Eyes and Ears” on the right hand side of the page in the video player.  The date of the video is 2-24-11.

To The Beat of a Different Drummer

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You can catch a recent article about NEXUS by clicking here. The Varsity, the newspaper of the University of Toronto, ran the article in mid-March, this time featuring NEXUS’s Bob Becker, who talks about the genesis and evolution of both NEXUS and himself as a musician. Enjoy!