The legs were a hit! And so was the music. . .at the World Premiere of my "Cultural Trail Theme" - Marvin Perry II - trumpet, Ben Stueve - alto sax, Gene Markiewicz - guiro and drums, Fred Withrow - electric bass, Becky Archibald - piano and "cycla-phone", Rich Cohen - tenor sax, Mark Ortwein - bari sax, Jim Farrelly - lead alto sax, Paul Berns - vibes, Raul Padro - congas. Photo by Mark Sheldon.
February 28, 2018 - Premiere of my "Hums with Mother Earth" for violin and piano, as part of Butler's Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Showcase, held in Shelton Auditorium at CTS. It was great to have Dean Franke, violin, as my always wonderful partner! https://youtu.be/_eN2AQcaHmA?t=33m56s
For more info about each movement, here's a handy-dandy and colorful guide:
March 24 & 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm - Roundabout Playback Troupe, an improv theatre group for people with (and without) disabilities, presents "I See You!" I am so proud to be serving as the Music Director for this awe-inspiring and talented group of young adults. Held at the Monon Community Center in Carmel.
February 22, 2017 - 6:30 pm. Premiere of "Tango for Disobedient Beasts," suite for violin and piano, with Dean Franke, ISO's assistant concertmaster, held at Shelton Auditorium, Christian Theological Seminary, as part of Butler University's "Religion, Spirituality and the Arts" Seminar.
WFYI's The Art of the Matter ran a story about the making of "Tango for Disobedient Beasts." Check it out here, around the 10 minute mark. A video version of this will be out soon!
June 26, 2016 - Here are the awesome musicians from another successful "The Rite of Swing" concert, presented by the Ronen Chamber Ensemble. Sandy Williams/guitar, Fred Withrow/bass, Becky Archibald/piano, Sam Withrow/drums, Jim Farrelly/saxophones and PJ Yinger/trumpet RofSFlyer2016.pdf
May 30, 2014 - Mark your calendars - June 22 is our 5th annual The Rite of Swing concert! Rite_of_Swing_2014.pdf
October 21, 2013 - Tune in to WFYI, 90.1 FM on Wed. October 23 at noon. I will be there to talk about Midnight at Monteton and to give away some free CDs! http://www.wfyi.org/
September 27, 2013 - All About Jazz features Cultural Trail Theme for the Daily Jazz Video! http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/jazzdownloadv.php?id=8959#.Ukzf7IaTh8E
June 25, 2013 - The Rite of Swing and Midnight at Monteton CD release! Check out photos here and there!
May 28, 2013 - Becky, Jim, Gene and Fred were back with "le tour de Jack" on The Art of the Matter. Episode 115, music starts at 25:19.
February 19, 2013 - Becky was invited to be the first musical guest on the new PBS - WFYI TV 20 show, The Art of the Matter. Episode 101, 02/19/13. Watch her performance of "Lullaby," with Jim Farrelly, Fred Withrow and Gene Markiewicz.
Bells and Wheels
Cultural Trail Theme
Becky was recently commissioned by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) to write a jazz composition for the May 10, 2013 celebration of the completion of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path that connects neighborhoods, Cultural Districts and entertainment amenities. Brian Payne, CICF president and founder/leader of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, stated that commissioning Becky to write the theme “was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my 12 years at the foundation.”