The Concord of Discord (Alexis C. Lamb) – composer, performer, videographer
Today I dress myself in symbols
Alexis C. Lamb’s new solo project, The Concord of Discord, combines spoken word with percussion and electronics. These pieces explore how everyday objects, ideas, and activities can lead us into considering “the bigger pictures” of our lives — our families, identities, relationships, priorities, values, and philosophies.This piece is dedicated to my wife, Danna. Thank you for giving me power. Thank you for giving others hope.”Today I dress myself in symbols” was premiered for the 2020 ChamberQUEERANTINE virtual Pride Month festival.
Alexis C. Lamb is a composer, percussionist, and educator interested in fostering communities of mindful music-making, particularly through the medium of storytelling. Lamb was a recipient of the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award for Meia, her song cycle for the Afro-Brazilian berimbau. Her recent collaborations include the Albany (NY) Symphony’s Dogs of Desire, Contemporaneous, the Yale Philharmonia, the University of Nebraska Percussion Ensemble, and the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra.
Lamb is also working on a solo project called The Concord of Discord, which combines spoken word with percussion and electronics.Lamb earned a Master of Music in Composition at the Yale School of Music and two Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Percussion Performance from Northern Illinois University.
Her compositions can be found on Innova Recordings, National Sawdust Tracks, and Evan Chapman’s self-published record, Caustics.