Projeto Arcomusical

 (L to R): Daniel Eastwood, Raychel Taylor, Kyle Flens, Alexis C. Lamb, Ethan Martin, Gregory Beyer.
Percussion Festival, Saturday April 1, 2017, National Sawdust, New York, NY
Photo by Jill Steinberg

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Projeto Arcomusical doesn’t miss a beat. The sextet is so tuned in to one another that at times it becomes difficult (if not impossible) to tell where one instrument ends and another begins. The players are so precise, so blissfully engaged with their instruments and one another that the individual pieces and the individual players melt away, and you begin to discover the uniquely captivating character of the instrument itself.”

– Maggie Molloy, Second Inversion, December 5, 2016


WHAT WE DO

Projeto Arcomusical is a world music sextet reimagining the berimbau, an Afro-Brazilian musical bow, through unique and powerful chamber music. The ensemble formed in 2013 specifically to interpret MeiaMeia, the collaborative composition cycle co-composed by ensemble members Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb. Arcomusical released MeiaMeia as its first album in 2016 on Innova Recordings. Arcomusical recently received a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant that produced “Roda,” a kaleidoscopic, twenty-minute, four-movement work by Elliot Cole. This work will be featured on Arcomusical’s second album, “Rodar na roda,” which will be released in early 2019 on National Sawdust Tracks.


WHO WE ARE

PLACES WE’VE BEEN

-2017-
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
The SAVVY Chamber Competition, Columbia, SC
Percussion Festival, National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY
Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
UMASS-Amherst, Amherst, MA
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
The Juilliard School, New York City, NY
Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, OH
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 

-2016-
Ear Taxi Festival, Harris Theatre, Chicago, IL
Frequency Series, Constellation, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

 

-2015-
Winter Festival, Ouro Preto and Mariana, Brazil
Fundação de Educação Artistica, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil
Barracão d’Angola, Serra Grande, Brazil

 

-2014-
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

 

-2013-