Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars promotes the 27th Annual Concert of Colors on Fox 2 Detroit, July 11, 2019. #TiltedAxes © 2019 Patrick Grant/Peppergreen Media (ASCAP) http://www.tiltedaxes.com
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Tilted Axes Musicians Fund is Over 50%!
Tilted Axes Concert of Colors Musicians Fund at 50%!
Thank you everybody who have so far supported our upcoming 27th Annual Concert of Colorsperformances at the Michigan Science Center and the Detroit Institute of Arts. We just crossed the 50% mark toward our goal of $4500. Your tax-deductible support goes toward our dozen and a half musicians for their time and talent, the cost of our rehersal space, cartage, ads, and other essentials that enables us to bring our performances free of cost to the public.
The festival itself and our partner museums provide excellent opportunities for the group to offer transformative experiences that are free of charge to the Detroit community. Still, Tilted Axes is entirely self-funded and relies on your generous support to pay for its musicians, rehearsal space, and other administrative costs. Please consider joining our team and contribute to Detroit’s musical history!
This month will see the completion of a particular project that has long been a dream of mine: music for live ensemble in a planetarium. The idea is to engage the public in science through music and art. Thanks to the 27th Annual Concert of Colors, the Michigan Science Center, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, I’ve had the opportunity to develop new music for Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar landing in a work titled, “MOONWALK.” My aim is to take this newly developed piece and similar work to other planetariums across the country in the months and years to come.
By becoming a co-producer of our event, you are eligible for all kinds of awards like CDs, T-Shirts, etc.
Go to: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/tilted-axes-music-for-mobile-electric-guitars/campaigns/2770
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Meet the performers and producers of Tilted Axes Detroit: Concert of Colors HERE
Tilted Axes is…
With the project is in its ninth year, its surprising to hear when some people find it unclear what Tilted Axes is or is not. Here’s a short list of 10 things that was created to point people in the right direction. Pardon the third person…
1. Tilted Axes is a musical project created by composer Patrick Grant.
2. Tilted Axes is a procession of electric guitarists who wear mini-amps.
3. Tilted Axes can perform anywhere there are people, excelling in untraditional venues.
4. Tilted Axes’ roster of musicians can change from performance to performance, city to city.
5. Tilted Axes’ musicians learn a common repertoire created by PG and rehearse it in workshops.
6. Tilted Axes performances are free to the public and are supported through institutional and/or private donations.
7. Tilted Axes takes on aspects of spectacle informed by municipal band tradition, avant-garde theater, and world music.
8. Tilted Axes takes music out into the world and seeks transformative projects meant to change community conversation.
9. Tilted Axes is an apolitical organization, but it does support science, arts programs, and renewable energy whenever possible.
10. Tilted Axes works best when it is part of something bigger than itself i.e. festivals, exhibitions, community initiatives, astronomical events.
Every little will help create a new musical work that will resonate for a long time.
Thank you all for your time and consideration,
Patrick Grant & Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
A Tilted Tetralogy of Events
The application for Tilted Axes: Concert of Colors, July 12-13 in Detroit, MI is open.
The above application is for electric guitarists, electric bassists, percussionists and support crew to be a part of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars‘ appearances at Metro Detroit’s 27th Annual Concert of Colors on July 12 and July 13.
On July 12th Tilted Axes performance highlight will be a musical procession around the cultural campus of The Michigan Science Center, The Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, The Detroit Institute of the Arts, and the Detroit Historical Society. The procession will take place approximately between 5:00-8:00pm
On July 13th Tilted Axes performance highlight will be two musical performances of “MOONWALK,” new music created for the 50th anniversary of the first crewed lunar landing along with other Tilted Axes repertoire. The performances will take place at 1:00pm and 3:00pm and encompass various points inside the museum with a visit to the planetarium as its centerpiece.
Participants are not required to be a part of the TILTED AXES: SPACE CAMP June 8-9 FREE workshops, but if you are new to the ensemble or wish to re-enforce your knowledge of the core repertoire and tilted techniques, it is not a bad to be a part of it if you are able. To apply, please go to this Google Form here: https://forms.gle/WaaFwJZthGFyqTFK7
Meanwhile, in New York City: Tilted Axes NYC has two peformances coming up in June:
Tilted Axes: Make Music Harlem (June 21) – This event is part of a block party on W 119 Street that’s being produced by Milica Paranosic’s organization Paracademia LLC. The event page is HERE. At 5:00pm we’ll be performing a procession to The Apollo Theater and back and will take the stage for a short set at 6:30pm.
Tilted Axes: Rubulad (June 29) – Rubulad is a community of artists, performers and entertainers based in Brooklyn, NY located at 389 Melrose Street. We begin ca. 9:00pm and will perform (perhaps) a foray into the nearby neighborhood, a procession through their garden, and a performance on and around their stage. Many other acts will be a part. It will be Pride Weekend all around, so expect a joyful scene.
For more details, maps, and information on how you can be a part of any these events, please go to our web page: http://tiltedaxes.com/tiltedaxes.html
All of our performances are given free to the public. These events would not be possible without our numerous co-producers and project donors. Won’t you consider making a tax deductible gift through our sponsor Fractured Atlas? Go to:
Tilted Axes thanks the organizations, collaborators, and sponsors that hold everything together: Vox Amps, KORG USA, Midtown Detroit, Alchemical Studios NYC, Brooklyn Battery Works, DIME (Detroit Institute of Music Education), The Concert of Colors, The Michigan Science Center, Paracademia Inc. and Peppergreen Media.
Thank you all,
Patrick Grant & Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
Meet the performers and crew of Tilted Axes NYC Summer 2019
click link > http://tiltedaxes.com/NYCSummer2019_artists.html
Left to right, top to bottom: Gene Ardor, Angela Babin, Aileen Bunch, Jon Clancy, Dan Cooper, David Demnitz, David Tamura, Patrick Grant, John Ferrari, John Halo, John Lovaas, Sarah Metivier Schadt, Jeremy Nesse, Chad Ossman, Kevin Pfieffer, Sean Satin, Harry Scott, Jocelyn Gonzales
Concert of Colors Announces 2019 Lineup
CONCERT OF COLORS Press Conference at the DIA
Concert of Colors 2019 PDF brochure: https://bit.ly/2H9cjFJ
CONCERT OF COLORS Press Conference May 9th at 11:30 am, Crystal Gallery at the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts). Doors open at 11. Hear the lineup and news of this year’s world music festival!
“…The following seven days will bring a variety of performances and events, including a mobile electric-guitar procession by TILTED AXES and screenings of films such as “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” and “God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story of Detroit Techno.”
“…Performers include Tilted Axes, a traveling guitar processional that will honor the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a piece titled “Moonwalk;” Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa, a traditional Nigerian Yoruba music group; and Jordanian Palestinian electronic music group 47Soul.
On July 13, the festival will host the Detroit All-Star Revue concert. The concert is curated by successful Detroit producer Don Was, and it celebrates the 60th anniversary of Motown. Performers include Martha Reeves, Mitch Ryder, Carolyn Crawford, The Drinkard Sisters, Kenny Watson, and many more.”
Tilted Axes: MOONWALK at the Concert of Colors
T-Minus 10 weeks away …
FRIDAY, JULY 12
The Michigan Science Center presents:
5020 John R St., Detroit, 48202
5-8 p.m. (Moving between Various Locations) TILTED AXES: MUSIC FOR MOBILE ELECTRIC GUITARS, created by Patrick Grant. Musical processions leading guests through the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts), The Detroit Historical Society, + spaces in-between, ending at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
SATURDAY, JULY 13
5020 John R St., Detroit, 48202
1 & 3:30 p.m. TILTED AXES: MUSIC FOR MOBILE ELECTRIC GUITARS. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the first crewed lunar landing in 1969, “MOONWALK” by Patrick Grant. Performances around the center and in the planetarium.
The 27th Annual CONCERT OF COLORS
Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is Relaunched in Detroit!
Third Man Records Cass Corridor, Detroit, MI, March 20th. Photo credit: Greg Siemasz
The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Dearborn, MI, March 23th. Photocredit: Jocelyn Gonzales
The 10th Annual Marche Du Nain Rouge, Detroit, MI, March 24th. Photo credit: Jocelyn Gonzales
We achieved the three aims we set out to accomplish:
1. Relaunch the project (DIME Detroit, Third Man Records),
2. Create new partnerships (The Henry Ford, The Michigan Science Center), and
3. Renew our audience and public presence there (The Metro Times, The Detroit News, The Marche Du Nain Rouge).
Come back for more details regarding more of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars in Detroit soon. In the meantime, see more pics of our recent performance on our Instagram page.
Tilted Axes Return Is Detroit Metro Times’ Staff Pick
Read it on the Metro Times web site HERE
All Systems Go: New Music to Commemorate the First Lunar Landing
“Composer/performer Patrick Grant and Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will collaborate with the Michigan Science Center to create a new musical work to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the First Lunar Landing.
This new music will get its premiere in the planetarium and at various points around the center as part of the 27th Annual Concert of Colors in Detroit, MI the weekend of July 12th, 2019.
More details will be announced at the Tilted Axes Detroit: New Again relaunch event at Third Man Records Cass Corridor during the full moon equinox, Wednesday, March 20th ca. 6pm.” #AllSystemsGo
PRESS RELEASE: Four Weeks Away… Tilted Axes Detroit: New Again
Download the Press Release HERE
POST-ROCK COMPOSER PATRICK GRANT RETURNS TO DETROIT WITH HIS TILTED AXES: MUSIC FOR MOBILE ELECTRIC GUITARS PROJECT IN A TRIO OF PERFORMANCES COLLECTIVELY BILLED AS “TILTED AXES DETROIT: NEW AGAIN” AT THIRD MAN RECORDS CASS CORRIDOR, THE HENRY FORD, AND THE MARCHE DU NAIN ROUGE.
“New Again” is comprised of the following three events and more details are available at http://tiltedaxes.com/tiltedaxes.html:
On Wednesday, March 20th (The Full Moon Equinox) The 18-plus musicians of Tilted Axes Detroit will assemble at 5:30pm at Third Man Records Cass Corridor at 441 W. Canfield, Detroit, MI to mark the project’s return to the city. Third Man Records was founded by Jack White in 2001 with locations in Nashville (2009) and in the Cass Corridor (2015). At this event, Tilted Axes director Patrick Grant will welcome visitors at 5:58pm, the minute the season transitions from winter to spring. A short in-store performance by Tilted Axes will follow. Then, during the 6 o’clock hour, Tilted Axes Detroit will perform a musical procession around the neighborhood to celebrate and promote their upcoming appearances at The Henry Ford (3/23) and the Marche Du Nain Rouge (3/24). The group will reconvene at Third Man Records Cass Corridor to complete the performance. This event is free and open to the public.
On Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00pm, Tilted Axes Detroit will appear at The Henry Ford as part of Make Something: Saturdays. The Henry Ford (also known as the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village, and as the Edison Institute) is a sprawling history museum complex located in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1981. The museum’s Model I Theme for March is “Collaborate”. In honor of that theme, Patrick Grant will premiere new compositions that emulate an assembly line in full swing during a Tilted Axes procession throughout the museum. The event is open to museum visitors, no extra tickets required. The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI, (313) 982-6001.
On Sunday, March 24th at 1:00pm, Tilted Axes Detroit will participate in the 10th Annual March Du Nain Rouge. Every March around the Equinox, thousands of revelers gather for a parade through Midtown Detroit to celebrate their city. At 12:00 noon, the crowd gathers at the corner of Canfield and Second, right next to Traffic Jam & Snug, for a celebration of Detroit with live entertainment. At 1:00pm the Tilted Axes procession will join the parade down Second to the Masonic Temple. This event is free and open to the public.
More about Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars: Tilted Axes was created in 2011 by Detroit-born, NYC-based composer/performer Patrick Grant. Tilted Axes cuts musical pathways through the urban landscape, turning neighborhoods into their own sonic narratives. Since its inception, Grant has produced a number of Tilted Axes processions in various cities upon three continents. In 2013 Grant brought Tilted Axes to his hometown of Detroit and created a version of the project with a core of local musicians. They have performed in partnership with the DIA, WDET, the Charles H. Wright Museum, The Detroit Historical Society, the 2015 Concert of Colors, and other area sponsors.
Since Tilted Axes Detroit’s last area appearance in 2015, Grant released an award-winning album of Tilted Axes music as well as other works, one of which was nominated for a Detroit Music Award in 2018.
TILTED AXES DETROIT is a project of Peppergreen Media, sponsored by Vox Amps/Korg USA and local partnerships with Third Man Records Cass Corridor, The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, and The Marche Du Nain Rouge, with additional support from the DIME Detroit Institute of Music Education, Third Wave Music, and generous private co-producers and tax deductible donations made through our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas.
Five Weeks Away… Meet the Tilted Axes Detroit Artists
Electric Guitars: Patrick Grant, Jeff Adams, Aileen Bunch (Philadelphia), Jude Closson, Christoph Götzen (Düsseldorf), Erik Grant, John Halo (NYC), Bob Kaufman, James Keith La Croix, John Lovaas (Chicago), James McGlinnen, Chris McGorey, Chris Simpson, and Gerard Smith
Baritone Ukelele: Frank Pahl
Electric Bass: Aaron Butler (Columbus), Alex Durante (Washington D.C.), and Sarah Metevier Schadt (Chicago)
Percussion: Skeeto Valdez, Zac Bru, and Gael Grant
Associate Producer: Jocelyn Gonzales (NYC)
Stage Manager: Rob Knevels
Read more iNFO HERE