TILTED AXES: STANDING STILL — Make Music Winter 12/21

PRESS RELEASE

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars presents
Standing Still — a participatory winter solstice event on
Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 10:59am EST, in Herald Square, NYC

This performance is part of Make Music Winter NYC, presented with the 34th Street Partnership,
and celebrates Tilted@10 – Tilted Axes’ 10th Anniversary

OPEN CALL: Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars presents a participatory winter solstice event at the exact minute winter begins in NYC: 10:59am EST, Tuesday, December 21 in Herald Square (Avenue of the Americas between 34th and 35th Streets.). We would like to invite you to be a part of this special occasion!

INSTRUMENTS: If you have an instrument that you can play while mobile, we would love to have you join us for a joyous ringing of tones and chords and rhythm. For example: acoustic guitars, accordions, glockenspiels, saxophones, dumbeks, melodicas, violins, etc. etc. etc.

A SOLSTICE GIFT FOR 10 ELECTRIC GUITARISTS: Tilted Axes has 10 small, yet powerful, mini-amps that we have acquired throughout our 10-year history. If you’re eligible, we would like to give them to you to use for the performance — and you can keep them afterwards! If you are an electric guitarist and need a little amplification, we can set you up if you apply early. It’s a holiday miracle!

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION: On Tuesday, December 21 at 10:00am event performers that have been accepted via internet application will assemble with members of Tilted Axes at a location near Herald Square. Performers will have received a PDF of simple performance instructions and musical figures to be played (w/ notation, TAB, etc.). After a short practice and an explanation of our processional movement, we will begin the performance of Standing Still ca. 10:45. Performing as a procession, we will go into Herald Square to perform.

THE SOLSTICE IS AT 10:59 AM: This moment will be marked by the ringing of a bell and accompanied by the ensemble as a performative minute. Details TBA. The bell will ring again and the procession will resume and work its way back out of the square to where we began and complete the performance. ​​The event will finish by 11:15am.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PERFORMING WITH US: Send an email to tiltedaxes@peppergreenmedia.com by December 15th and you will receive further information to register. You must register to be a part of this event.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING MUSIC WITH YOU THIS WINTER SOLSTICE!

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a group of guitarists and percussionists created by composer/performer Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders. Since their inception at the first annual Make Music Winter in NYC 10 years ago, they have created and performed numerous new music events in the USA, Europe, and Brazil. It’s conceptual and it rocks.

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a project of Peppergreen Media and is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. We thank our performance partners Make Music New York and the 34th Street Partnership. Our Tilted@10 anniversary season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The ASCAP Plus+ Awards, the NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, but mostly through the generous support of the public.

#tiltedaxes — http://www.tiltedaxes.com — @tiltedaxes

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