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
Check out this recording of the NIU Steelband premiering Spectrum at their concert on April 17, 2016. Conducted by Akua Leith. Many thanks to Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis for allowing this premiere to happen as well as to Akua for learning the music and rehearsing the ensemble for this piece. For more information about this piece please visit the “Compositions” tab and click on Spectrum (2015).
Check out this super cool video from Arcomusical’s travels to Brazil this past summer. The video was shot by the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP) during our tour throughout the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil! The video includes Greg Beyer’s solo “Homeing,” as well as my sextet, “Apenas seja (Just be).” Enjoy!
The Northern Illinois University Steelband, directed by Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis, will be premiering Spectrum on Sunday, April 17th at 3 pm in the NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall . The piece was completed at the end of 2015 and will be conducted by graduate conductor Akua Leith. I am absolutely thrilled to have this piece performed by such a wonderful group of people!