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Nexus

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place at Walter Hall.
Performers : Nexus (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad)

Nexus

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Nexus (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad)
Event tracks :

  • Dance music for Eflrid Ide (1940) / Cage, John. Amores (1943) / Cage, John CREDO IN US (1942) / Cage, John
  • Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion / Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945.

Composers :

  • Cage, John
  • Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945

Nexus percussion ensemble

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Nexus Percussion Ensemble (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad) ; Phil Nimmons, clarinet.
Event tracks :

  • Sound Sculpture / Nexus
  • Nimmons 'n Nexus / Nexus ; Phil Nimmons
  • The invisible proverb / Russell Hartenberger
  • Percussion sonata no. 2 "Woodstock" / Peter Schickele
  • Bye bye medley / Bob Becker, arr.

Composers :

  • Hartenberger, Russell
  • Schickele, Peter
  • Becker, Bob
  • Nimmons, Phil

Faculty artist series : Nexus

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place at Walter Hall.
Performers : Nexus (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, John Wyre).
Event tracks :

  • Away without leave: The army 2/4 / anon. arr. Bob Becker
  • Duke's lullaby / Steve Gadd ; arr. Bob Becker
  • Crazy army / Ed Lenley ; arr. Bob Becker
  • Sons: Will tomorrow, I wonder, be cloudy or clear / Toru Takemitsu ; arr. Robin Engelman
  • Sakura "cherry blossoms" / trad. ; arr. Takemitsu ; Engelman
  • Unseen child / Takemitsu ; arr. Bob Becker
  • I just sing / Takemitsu ; arr. Bill Cahn
  • Handmade proverbs / Takemitsu ; arr. Engelman
  • A song of O's (circles) and ∆'s (triangles) / Takemitsu ; arr. Engelman
  • Wings / Takemitsu ; arr. Becker
  • Ching / Bill Cahn
  • The invisible proverb. Okarche ; drumtalker ; darkwater ; sky ghost / Russell Hartenberger
  • Masala / Nexus
  • Tongues / Nexus.

Composers :

  • Gadd, Steve
  • Lenley, Ed
  • Takemitsu, Toru
  • Cahn, Bill
  • Hartenberger, Russell

New music festival : Nexus and friends

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall. A concert of improvisations by Nexus with guests Phil Nimmons, Parmela Attariwala, Mark Laver and others.
Performers : Nexus (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad)

Event tracks :

  • Improvisation 1
  • Improvisation 2
  • Ustad Bismillah Khan

Nexus percussion ensemble

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall.
Performers : Nexus Percussion Ensemble (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad)
Event tracks :

  • Music for pieces of wood / Reich
  • Spiegel im spiegel / Part
  • Chess pieces / Cage
  • The birds / Cahn
  • Prelude- winter song / Stout
  • Drumming, part 1 / Reich
  • Kebjar Bali / Cahn

Composers :

  • Reich, Steve, 1936-
  • Pärt, Arvo, 1935-
  • Cage, John
  • Cahn, William L.
  • Stout, Gordon

Nexus workshop on African music

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Nexus
Event details :

  • Track 1
  • Track 2 [with introductory remarks]
  • Track 3 [with introductory remarks]
  • Track 4 [with introductory remarks]
  • Track 5 [with introductory remarks]
  • Track 6 [with introductory remarks]
  • Track 7 [with introductory remarks]
  • Track 8
  • Track 9 [with introductory discussion and examples]
  • Track 10

New music festival : Nexus and 2x10

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : NEXUS (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger and Garry Kvistad) ; 2X10 (Midori Koga and Lydia Wong) ; singers from the Opera Division, (David Diston ; Adanya Dunn ; Jan Nato ; Andrea Nunez ; Laurelle Froese) ; Ray Dillard, conductor.
Event tracks :

  • Vergiliana (world premiere) / Norbert Palej
  • The city wears a slouch hat / John Cage.

Composers :

  • Palej, Norbert
  • Cage, John

Faculty artist series : Nexus and 2x10

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : NEXUS, (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad) ; 2X10, (Midori Koga, Lydia Wong) ; University of Toronto Women's Chamber Choir ; special guest John Rudolph
Event tracks :

  • The Rite of Spring / Stravinsky
  • The Planets, for two pianos and percussion / Holst

Composers :

  • Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
  • Holst, Gustav, 1874-1934

Faculty artist series : Nexus and 2x10

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Nexus percussion ensemble, (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad) ; 2x10 piano duo (Midori Koga, Lydia Wong).
Event tracks :

  • From Me Flow What You Call Time, arranged for two pianos and percussion / Toru Takemitsu.
  • Mallet Quartet / Steve Reich
  • Heart to Heart (World premiere) / Alice Ho
  • Dance Patterns (Canadian premiere) / Steve Reich.

Composers :

  • Takemitsu, Toru
  • Reich, Steve, 1936-
  • Ho, Alice Ping Yee

Monday evening concerts : Nexus percussion ensemble

File represents a concert.
Performers : NEXUS Percussion Ensemble (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad) ; Sepideh Raissadat, vocalist.
Event tracks :

  • Dance of the Octopus / Red Norvo (arr. for solo marimba by Bob Becker)
  • Mallet Phase / Steve Reich (arr. by Garry Kvistad)
  • Moondog Suite / Louis Hardin aka Moondog (arr. R. Hartenberger)
  • Persian Songs / Reza Ghassemi (arr. R. Hartenberger).

Composers :

  • Norvo, Red
  • Reich, Steve, 1936-
  • Moondog, 1916-1999
  • Ghassemi, Reza

Nexus, John Keane, and Riki Turofsky : Walter Hall

File contains correspondence regarding the NMC concert on September 14, 1982, presented in coordination wit the Music Critics Association. The concert featured guest soloists Nexus, John Keane, and Riki Turofsky and composers Harry Freedman, Bruce Mather, John Oliver, and R. Murray Schafer.

Talking Drums symposium : Drumtalker : concert by Nexus, John Miller Chernoff, and Dan Yashinsky

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Nexus (Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad) ; John Chernoff ; Dan Yashinsky ; Suba Sankaran, vocals ; Vicki St. Pierre, vocals ; Laura Chambers, piccolo ; Adam Campbell, percussion ; Michelle Colton, percussion ; Jamie Drake, percussion ; Devon Fornelli, percussion ; Tim Francom, percussion
Event tracks :

  • Invisible proverb / Hartenberger, Russell
  • Traditional Zimbabwe / Nexus
  • Traditional Dagomba / Nexus
  • Drumming / Reich, Steve, 1936-

Composers :

  • Hartenberger, Russell
  • Reich, Steve, 1936-

Reich, rhythm, and repetition : patterns in music, speech, and science

File consists of a recording of the concert, presented by Thursdays at noon and the Jackman Humanities Institute symposium.
Performers : Nexus Percussion and Guests
Event tracks :

  • Drumming, Part I (1971) / Steve Reich (Nexus: Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad)
  • Birth of Time (2016) / Russell Hartenberger (Nexus: Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad with vocalists Kathy Armstrong, Christine Duncan and Suba Sankaran).

Composers :

  • Reich, Steve, 1936-
  • Hartenberger, Russell

African celebration!

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place at MacMillan Theatre.
Performers: Nexus and the University of Toronto Choirs ; Kathy Armstrong, guest artist ; Wayne Strongman, director ; University Concert Choir ; Kathryn Sadler, Doreen Rao, conductors.
Event tracks :

  • LAWA / Kathryn Sadler (Sarah Whalen, soloist)
  • Kungala! a place to sing and shout / Stephen Leek
  • Past Life Melodies / Sarah Hopkins (Andrew Burton, Ari Barnes, Rachel Pomedli, Martin Kratky, celli ; Kathryn Sadler, conductor
  • Ghana Alleluia / Kathy Armstrong
  • Jabula Jesu / Stephen Hatfield
  • African Funeral Tune / Traditional (Ghana) (arr. Nexus)
  • Shona Mass / Lee Kesselman
  • Fra Fra / Traditional (arr. Nexus)
  • African Celebration / Stephen Hatfield
  • Gahu Songs / William Cahn, Kathy Armstrong.

Composers :

  • Leek, Stephen
  • Hopkins, Sarah, 1958-
  • Hatfield, Stephen
  • Kesselman, Lee
  • Cahn, William L.

Wind and brass

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : University of Toronto Wind Ensemble ; Gillian MacKay, conductor ; Leah McGray Manning, conductor ; Nexus, soloists.
Event tracks :

  • Lollapalooza / Joahn Adams
  • Suite from China west / Chen Yi
  • The leaves are falling / Warren Benson
  • Bali / Michael Colgrass
  • The eternal dance of life / Eric Ewazen

Composers :

  • Adams, John,1947-
  • Chen, Yi,1953-
  • Benson, Warren
  • Colgrass, Michael
  • Ewazen, Eric, 1954-

Jackman Humanities Institute symposium : Reich, Rhythm, and Repetition : Patterns In music, Speech, and Science

File consists of a recording of the concert.
Performers : Russel Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, mallets ; Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russel Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, Nexus ; Kathy Armstrong, Christine Duncan, Suba Sankaran, vocalists ; Midori Koga, Gregory Oh, piano
Event tracks :

  • Mallet Phase / Steve Reich arr. Garry Kvistad
  • Birth of Time / Russel Hartenberger
  • Quartet / Steve Reich

Composers:

  • Reich, Steve
  • Hartenberger, Russel

Concert season : 1972-1973

File is missing the program for New Music Concerts' performances on November 4, 1972 and January 28, 1973. File includes the following programs:

  • Multi-Program with the Canadian Electronic Ensemble and Nexus (Edward Johnson Building ; December 15, 1972)
  • Les Solistes des Choeurs de l'Ortf, conducted by Marcel Couraud (Edward Johnson Building ; March 19, 1973)
  • Guest composer Arne Nordheim of Norway (Edward Johnson Building ; March 24, 1973)
  • New Phonic Art ensemble (Edward Johnson Building ; May 22, 1973)

Concert season : 1982-1983

File contains programs for the 1982-1983 concert season:

  • First hearings : Eric Goodman, Beverley Johnston, Mary Morrison, and Joseph Macerollo (Walter Hall ; October 8, 1982)
  • First hearings : Duo Fusion Moderne and Billie Bridgman, soprano (Walter Hall ; October 23, 1982)
  • First hearings : Rivka Golani-Erdesz and Nexus (Walter Hall ; November 6, 1982)
  • First hearings : [THE] (Walter Hall ; December 4, 1982)
  • Perspectives : Music of Mexico with guest composers Manuel Enriquez, Julio Estrada, and Raul Pavon, and featured soloist and conductor Robert Aitken (Walter Hall ; January 22, 1983)
  • Perspectives : Stefan Wolpe (Walter Hall ; February 12, 1983)
  • Personalities : John Weinzweig (Roy Thomson Hall ; March 6, 1983)
  • Personalities : Toru Takemitsu (MacMillan Theatre ; April 16, 1983).

File also contains a souvenir programs and invitations from the John Weinzweig concert, in celebration of his 70th birthday.

From Russia with love

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place at the MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : University of Toronto MacMillan Singers ; Nexus Percussion Ensemble ; High Park Choirs
Event tracks :

  • Hymn of the Cherubim / Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943
  • So v'unom ia khozhu ; Tebe poem ; poseiali devki iyon ; ty reka li moya rechenka ; vo lusiah ; ah ty step; shirokaya ; V syrom boru tropina / Traditional Russian
  • Music for pieces of wood / Reich, Steve, 1936-
  • Les Noces / Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
  • Polovtsian dances / Borodin, Aleksandr Porfir'evich, 1833-1887

Composers :

  • Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943
  • Reich, Steve, 1936-
  • Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
  • Borodin, Aleksandr Porfir'evich, 1833-1887

Orchestra series : University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra

File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place at MacMillan Theatre.
Performers : University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra ; Raffi Armenian, music director, conductor ; Nexus, artists-in-residence ; Tany Ell, cello soloist ; Elizabeth Kuehn, graduate student conductor ; Misha Rohac, graduate student conductor ; Petar Dundjerski, graduate student conductor ; Melanie Paul Tanovich, graduate student conductor.
Event tracks :

  • Variations on a rococo theme / Tchaikovsky
  • Shadowman / R. Murray Schafer (world premiere)
  • Entry of the Gods into Valhalla ; magic fire music ; forest murmurs ; Siegfried's rhine journey / Wagner

Composers :

  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
  • Schafer, R. Murray, 1933-
  • Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

Concert season : 1981-1982

File contains programs for the 1981-1982 concert season:

  • The Princess of the Stars world premiere by R. Murray Schafer (Heart Lake ; September 26-27, 1981)
  • Steve Reich and three Canadian Composers (Gregory Levin, Robert Rosen, and Timothy Sullivan) (Walter Hall ; October 16, 1981)
  • Iannis Xenakis and Yves Daoust (Walter Hall ; November 28, 1981)
  • John Cage weekend (Convocation Hall, University of Toronto ; January 29 and 31, 1982)
  • Paul Zukofsky and Nexus (Walter Hall ; January 30, 1982)
  • Helmust Lachenmann and the Elmer Iseler Singers (Walter Hall ; February 20, 1982)
  • Duo pianists : Aki Takahashi and Ursula Oppens (Walter Hall ; March 19, 1982)
  • Mauricio Kagel (MacMillan Theatre ; April 23, 1982).

Concert season : 1985-1986

File includes programs for concerts from the fifteenth-anniversary season of New Music Concerts:

  • Heritages with Harry Somers, Wayne Strongman, Robert Aitken, the Tapestry Singers, and the New Music Concerts Ensemble (Premiere Dance Theatre ; October 6, 1985)
  • Lontano, conducted by Odaline de la Martinez (Premiere Dance Theatre ; October 27, 1985)
  • John Adams with Joel Quarrington and the New Music Concerts Ensemble (Premiere Dance Theatre ; November 17, 1985)
  • Re-tuning : Chamber Arts Quartet with Giannetta Baril, Marie Boisvert, Jackie Henninger, Marie Lorcini, Charlotte Moon, Laura Stevenson, harps (Premiere Dance Theatre ; December 15, 1985)
  • Ne plus ultra : Trio "Ars Nova" with Marc Widner, Fujiko Imajishi, and the New Music Concerts Ensemble (Walter Hall ; January 26, 1986)
  • Continental countenance : celebrating the American Society of University Composers Festival : Robert Aitken, Joseph Petric, and the New Music Concerts Ensemble (Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre ; March 8, 1986)
  • Magic Thunder : with 53 percussion instruments : Nexus, Claudette LeBlanc, and Peter Schenkman (Premiere Dance Theatre ; April 13, 1986).

Concert season : 1984-1985

File contains programs for the 1984-1985 concert season:

  • Laboratorium by Vinko Globokar with Michael Riessler : world premiere (Premiere Dance Theatre ; September 21, 1984)
  • Antigone and High Tech with guests Frederic Rzewski, Carol Plantamura, and Jean Piché (Walter Hall ; November 4, 1984)
  • Orchestral challenges in the light : guests Paul Zukofsky, John Cage, Roger Reynolds, and Gilles Tremblay (Convocation Hall, University of Toronto ; November 30, 1984)
  • Operatic innovations : guests Serge Garant and the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (Ryerson Theatre ; January 26, 1985)
  • Another wind : guests Peter Hannan, John Burke, and Hope Lee (Walter Hall ; February 2, 1985)
  • Soirée musicale avec Rimabud : guests Amy Gilbert, Carlos Roqué Alsina, Jean-Pierre Drouet, and Fosuko Kundo (Great Hall, Hart House ; March 17, 1985)
  • The Petrassi Generation: guests Goffredo Petrassi and Rivka Golani (Walter Hall ; April 13, 1985)
  • Nexus plays new works (Premiere Dance Theatre ; May 11, 1985).

Concert season : 1987-1988

File is missing programs for the NMC concerts on November 1, 1987 and November 29, 1987. The 1987-1988 season included the following concerts, as well as other special events:

  • Guest composers Marcelle Deschênes and Alain Thibault (DuMaurier Theatre Centre ; September 20, 1987)
  • Guest composer Bruce Mather and guest performers Rivka Golani and Gérard Caussé Gérard Caussé (DuMaurier Theatre Centre ; November 1, 1987)
  • Guest composer Krzystztof Penderecki (Royal Conservatory of Music ; November 13, 1987)
  • Guest composers Louis Andriessen and John Burke with John Oliver (Premiere Dance Theatre ; November 29, 1987)
  • Guest composers Charles Dodge and Pawl Szymanski (DuMaurier Theatre Centre ; January 31, 1988) [draft program only]
  • Guest performers Keiko Abe with Nexus (Premiere Dance Theatre ; March 27, 1988)
  • Guest composers Dieter Schneble and Georg Katzer with guest performer Hans Peter Haller (DuMaurier Theatre Centre ; April 8, 1988)
  • Guest composers Dieter Schnebel and Stephane Volet with guest performer Hans Peter Haller (DuMaurier Theatre Centre ; April 10, 1988).

New Music Concerts fonds

  • CA OTUFM 19
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1998

Fonds consists of the administrative records of New Music Concerts (NMC), from its first concert in 1972 to 1998. Records consist of administrative and financial records, including correspondence with composers, performers, and concert venues, budgets, grant applications, and board meeting minutes; concert planning documents, including touring records; and promotion and publicity documents, including programs, brochures, posters, reviews, advertisements, and press releases. The fonds also includes select audio and video recordings of NMC concerts.

New Music Concerts

John Hawkins fonds

  • CA OTUFM 37
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2007

Fonds consists of compositions and arrangements by John Hawkins, program notes, correspondence, teaching materials and biographical documents, sound recordings, and video recordings.

Hawkins, John