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Garry Kvistad joined the internationally-acclaimed percussion ensemble NEXUS in the Fall of 2002 when John Wyre, one of the group's original members, retired. He has been performing and recording with NEXUS co-founders Bob Becker and Russell Hartenberger since joining Steve Reich & Musicians in 1980. Garry is one of 18 musicians to win a Grammy award for the 1998 recording of Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians.

Upcoming Performances



Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra with Garry at the timpaniNorthern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 2nd - 8pm


The Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Instutite of America
1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Program:

  • Walkway Over the Hudson (world premiere) by Ben Kutner
  • Grand Canyon Suite (in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service) by Ferde Grofe
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Garry’s TEDx TalkTEDx Navesink 4th Annual Event: This year’s topic is Makers

Saturday, April 9th – All day event (9am-5pm)


Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Garry’s talk is focused on his love of music and how you can find music everywhere. He’ll explain the progression he took from student to teacher to instrument design to windchime maker. In the process he’ll demonstrate several instruments that he’s made.

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Soundstreams Canada featuring Steve ReichSoundstreams Canada featuring Steve Reich

Thursday, April 14th – 8pm


Massey Hall
178 Victoria Street, Toronto, Onterio, M5B 1T7, Canada

The iconic figure who transformed the music of our time performs in a celebration of his milestone year.

Hailed by The New York Times as “our greatest living composer,” Steve Reich turns 80 in 2016. In devising a whole new way of thinking about music, the Pulitzer Prize-winning father of minimalism has had a profound impact on contemporary work, influencing artists as diverse as Radiohead, John Adams, and Bang on a Can.

Having showcased many of Reich’s compositions over the years, among them the 2010 world premiere of Mallet Quartet, Soundstreams welcomes this musical legend to the stage for a birthday bash with special guests featuring Clapping Music, the iconic Music for 18 Musicians, and Tehillim.

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Garry Kvistad Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes

Meet the Chimemaker: Garry Kvistad

Founder and Owner of Woodstock Chimes
Garry Kvistad earned a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music from Northern Illinois University, where he studied music, art and physics in the pursuit of building musical instruments.

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