About

Studio

Arcgeometer is a creative studio that shapes objects, surfaces, and rooms for acoustic performance. We design, research, make artistic work, and collaborate with architects, interior designers, manufacturers, and artists.

For more on our design philosophy, see the essay Acoustic Ornament

Team

Zackery Belanger spent the 1990s immersed in physics books, the 2000s working as an acoustician, and the 2010s rethinking the relationships between architecture and acoustics. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science Degrees in Physics, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Architectural Sciences. In 2013 he was the inaugural Researcher-in-Residence at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer, and in 2017 he founded Arcgeometer LC in Detroit. CV

Elizabeth Teret spent many years as a musical instrument builder, working for Mason and Hamlin Pianos and Bourgeois Guitars. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Oberlin, and earned a Master’s Degree in Architectural Acoustics from Rensselaer in 2015. Since then, she has been an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music, where she teaches acoustics and the technology of musical instruments. She lives in Maine, where it’s mostly quiet.

Shireen Mehrpay currently resides in Hamtramck, MI, where she has been involved in the local experimental music scene for the past few years. She spends a large amount of her free time exploring ways to perceive and arrange sounds into music, and now with her recent invitation to join the Arcgeometer team, is exploring the field of acoustics as well.

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