On the eve of a performance of Takemitsu’s “From me flows what you call Time” with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Peter Bay and NEXUS members William Cahn and Russell Hartenberger were interviewed by WXXI’s Julia Figueras to talk about the piece. Click HERE to listen to the complete interview.
Articles and Interviews
In April, 2013 I received an email from Jesse Strauss, a student at Belmont University, asking for my thoughts about an article by Vida Chenoweth in which she reached some conclusions about the terms ‘xylophone’ and ‘marimba’. I have discussed the distinctions that differentiate these terms in clinics, as well as in the Xylorimba article… Read more »
Here HERE to read a review from the City Newspaper of NEXUS’ performance of Takemitsu’s “From me flows what you call Time” on May 8th, 2013 with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. You can also check out the review in the Democrat and Chronicle HERE.
I had a very intense spring season, with NEXUS performances in California, Arkansas, Georgia, Ohio and New York, as well as extended solo tours of my own in Ohio, Indiana and Arizona. Usually I am unable to compose while traveling, and also I find it difficult to work creatively on writing projects without having at… Read more »
NEXUS is preparing for Percussion Rochester, a new festival debuting on May 4 & 5. Bill Cahn says, “The idea behind Percussion Rochester is to showcase an eclectic mix of music that features percussion
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 »
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 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 »
Click HERE to read the Toronto Star’s article on David Kent and his long-time association with NEXUS.
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 »
Click HERE to read an article by Andrew Timar about the current state of percussion in the concert hall. Andrew specifically looks at the NEXUS March 12, 2011 concert at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
The reviews are in from Syracuse and they are excellent: Here are highlights from the Syracuse Post-Standard today (Linda Loomis and James Welsch): NEXUS didn’t vex us, it spun us into breathlessness.
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.
NEXUS is featured in the July 2010 issue of “Percussive Notes”. The article by Daniel R. Smithiger. Click HERE to view a PDF file of that article.