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 Afro-Brazilian berimbau through unique and powerful chamber music. The ensemble formed in 2013 specifically to interpret MeiaMeia, the composition cycle co-composed by ensemble co-founders Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb. Arcomusical released MeiaMeia as its first album in 2016 on Innova Recordings. That same year Arcomusical received a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant that produced “Roda,” the kaleidoscopic, twenty-minute, four-movement work by Elliot Cole. “Roda” is featured on Arcomusical’s second album, “Spinning in the Wheel” now available on National Sawdust Tracks.


WHO WE ARE

PLACES WE’VE BEEN

 

-2019-

University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point, WI
Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Central College, Pella, IA
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY
Constellation, Chicago, IL
Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY
Five Senses Festival, Washington, CT
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Elon University, Elon, NC
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, IN
Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore, IL
DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL
Kaneland Fine Arts Festival, Maple Park, IL

-2018-

One Tree Many Branches, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Present Music, Milwaukee, WI
Constellation, Chicago, IL
Ella Johnson Memorial Library, Hampshire, IL
Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore, IL
DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL

 

-2017-

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
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-