Between March 28th and April 1st, Projeto Arcomusical traveled to Michigan State University, Bowling Green State University, Baldwin Wallace University, The Juilliard School, Princeton University, UMass Amherst, Boston Conservatory, and National Sawdust in Brooklyn! We presented music from MeiaMeia as well as a few new compositions. I am always in awe of where this music takes me. If you are interested in knowing more about MeiaMeia (scores, recordings, etc.) please visit www.arcomusical.com. Here are some photo highlights from that week:
Alexis C. Lamb’s newest composition, “Seeing Double,” will be premiered at Northern Illinois University on February 26th at 1 pm CST. It will be performed as part of Nicole Chopp’s senior percussion recital. Chopp and Aaron Marsala commissioned this piece, which is written for double second steel pans and Amara (C# Celtic minor) and Equinox (in E) hand pans. This performance is free and open to the public. For more information about this composition, please click here.
MeiaMeia was featured in an NPR interview with Gregory Beyer on Weekend Edition Sunday (January 22, 2017) with host Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Alexis Lamb had two featured pieces in this interview, “um só” and “Apenas seja.” To hear the complete interview and read more, please visit Unraveling the Berimbau, A Simple Instrument with a Trove of Hidden Talents.
Scores for “um só,” “Apenas seja,” and other berimbau works can be found here.
Musician and author Ted Gioia listed Arcomusical’s MeiaMeia as an “honorable mention” to his Top 100 Albums of 2016. Gioia, mostly known for his activities in the jazz world, also ranked “Palíndromo” by Alexis C. Lamb as one of his Best Tracks of 2016. For the complete listing of best albums and best tracks, please click on the links below:
MeiaMeia is now available on innova Recordings, iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
MeiaMeia was officially released on Friday, October 28th through Innova Recordings! This album includes six compositions for berimbau written by Alexis C. Lamb and six by Gregory Beyer. The album was recorded by Projeto Arcomusical in May 2015. Order your copy of it now!
Here are excerpts from each of the three movements of Murmuration, as premiered by Percussia on June 4, 2016 in Jackson Heights, New York:
New York-based ensemble Percussia will be premiering Murmuration this Saturday, June 4th at 2:45 pm at the Jackson Heights Public Library in Queens. Percussia and I teamed up this last year to create a crowdsource fundraiser to pay for the commission, and it was a great success. Two members of Percussia performed Sacred Spirits: Forces of Nature at the 2015 Queens New Music Festival, and our collaboration blossomed after that initial contact. I am honored to have written a piece for this ensemble, and I know that they will do an excellent job with the performance. To view the advertisement poster for the event, click on the link below:
Percussia Murmuration Premiere Poster