greg beyerdrumming

FAQ: Berimbau?

FAQI can not live in a tropical climate like Brazil, but I want to play berimbau without risking cracking the verga so quickly.


A: It is. It does not dry out as fast as other wood.

$30M poured into research at NIU last year

Rigg, who was recently promoted to vice president for research at Northern Illinois University, sees people living by that notion daily.

Almost $30.7 million was poured into research projects at NIU last year. The money comes from various federal and state agencies such as the National Science Foundation, and the Illinois Department of Public Health, as well as corporations such as Lisle-based truck and enginemaker Navistar.

As for what those projects are, Rigg said pick a topic or place and an NIU researcher would likely be found. The university boasts the foremost Antarctic submarine research program, a graduate student who discoverd that young triceratops traveled in herds, and renowned poets.

Research with Dr. Greg Beyer on the Berimbau | My life as an NIU ...

 Greg and I have set a schedule where we each compose a new piece each semester for the instrument: we began with a duet, this semester I finished composing a trio, and then in future semesters we will compose quartets, quintets, and sextets, that...  Since then, he has commissioned composers for berimbau pieces, composed himself, and has used the berimbau in numerous musical contexts outside of capoeira, but with the traditions in mind. This project began with Greg’s own studies that he has done on the instrument, which was the subject of his doctoral thesis at Manhattan School of Music.  In his studies, Dr. Beyer created “Arcomusical,” which is his own publishing company and lifelong project.

Robert Smerdon enjoys perfect Cox Plate day as Lumosty's return to form backs ...

  1. Settling on the outside of the leader for jockey Nick Hall, Lumosty ($1.70F) sprinted clear the top of the straight to record a two-and-a-half-length win over Tahni Dancer ($4.40), with Berimbau ($16) a further length-and-three-quarters away in third
  2. The addition of blinkers made all the difference for Lumosty with the Crown Oaks her immediate target after scoring a dominant win over Tahni Dancer and Berimbau in the Group 2 Drummond Golf Fillies Classic at Moonee Valley. Fox Sports; 25 Oct 2014 
  3. The second portion of the class was dedicated to a roda (a circle of people where capoeira is played), which is conducted by the bateria (a row of capoeira instruments) including the instrument berimbau, a one-stringed percussion instrument that sets