Nexus and Sō Percussion celebrate the 50th anniversary of Steve Reich’s Drumming with an exploration of this seminal work, featuring contributions from across the global music community.



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Digital Phasing: Using Latency as an Agent for Metric Change

Dr Louise DevenishCommissioned as part of the Digital Phasing project by Louise Devenish, Jet Kye Chong’s Still Drumming 2020 exploits latency and geographical distance, offering a pandemic perspective on Reich’s signature techniques.


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Steve Reich and the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame

Lauren Vogel WeissSteve Reich was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2007 joining some of the members of his ensemble and other esteemed composers of music for percussion. Lauren Vogel Weiss outlines Reich’s career in an article for Percussive Notes, the journal of the Percussive Arts Society.

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Marimba Phase/Mallet Phase

Russell HartenbergerA look at the origins of Piano Phase played on two marimbas, the end of phasing as a compositional tool, some of the techniques required to play Marimba Phase, and Garry Kvistad’s adaptation of the piece for just intonation-tuned instruments.

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Drumming was recorded by Nexus, Sō Percussion, and friends in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University on April 19/20, 2018.

In Drumming in Magic Time: The Oral Tradition, Russell Hartenberger teaches Drumming by rote to members of The National Youth Orchestra of Canada. The process was recorded on June 17-23, 2018 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.