Winter Luminaria w/ Tilted Axes: Cold Moon Consort

Winter Luminaria with Tilted Axes: Cold Moon Consort
Make Music Winter NYC – Dec. 21


Winter Luminaria with Tilted Axes: Cold Moon Consort
Sasaki Garden in Washington Square Village through Greenwich Village and back. Event begins at 5:00pm and runs 120 minutes.

ALL new & returning guitarists MUST apply via this form:
https://goo.gl/forms/nCoH54rSa7lQtiRA2
Positions in the ensemble are limited. Please apply ASAP. Please share.

Composer Patrick Grant and Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars, in partnership with NYU Faculty Housing Happenings, present an evening of innovative musical performance featuring a procession through Greenwich Village that begins and ends with a solstice soundscape in honor of Sasaki Garden set aglow with enchanting lights. The evening’s musical commission is titled “Cold Moon Consort” in reference to 2018’s winter solstice and the December full moon occurring within the same day. Arrive at Sasaki Garden at 5:00pm and receive a small flashlight to participate in the spectacle and illuminate the performance route.

WHEN & WHERE:
The music procession kicks off in Sasaki Garden, located in Washington Square Village, just north of Bleecker Street and west of Mercer Street, at 5:00pm and wends its way throughout Greenwich Village before returning to the garden for the finale.

HOW TO JOIN:
Just arrive at Sasaki Garden by 5:00pm to receive a small flashlight to participate in the spectacle and illuminate the performance route!

ABOUT THE PROGRAM CREATOR, COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR:
Tilted Axes was created in 2011 for the inaugural Make Music Winter festival 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.

ABOUT NYU FACULTY HOUSING HAPPENINGS:
NYU Faculty Housing Happenings include occasional open to the public community events designed to celebrate outdoor spaces on the superblocks headlined by Sasaki Garden, one of the finest modernist landscapes in the city. Recommended by the Superblock Stewardship Advisory Committee, community events are generously supported by Provost Katherine E. Fleming and organized by Erin Donnelly, Community Liaison, Office of Faculty Housing & Residential Services. More info at https://www.nyu.edu/faculty/faculty-housing/happenings/Winter_Luminaria.html

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Happy Anniversary, Tilted Axes!

Tilted Axes Roster 2011-15

Four years ago today, Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars made its debut at Make Music New York‘s 1st annual Make Music Winter on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 in New York City. Now, 1,461 days past, the project has been produced in a number of cities on three continents. More to come in the New Year. Thank you to all the musicians, presenters, and sponsors who have make everything possible. Guitarists, bassists, and percussionists – you are the most awesome. Here’s to the future tilts that await! ~ http://www.tiltedaxes.net/ ~ https://www.facebook.com/tiltedaxes/

Make Music Winter Dec. 21, 2011 – Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

For the 1st annual Make Music Winter, notorious composer and producer Patrick Grant creates and leads a “precession” of over a dozen electric guitarists playing through Danelectro Honeytone mini-amps through the East Village, around Union Square, and back.

We are very happy to have NYC’s Rivington Guitars as a sponsor and the starting point for the precession and St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery as another sponsor and as our final destination.

The public is invited to march along and bring light hand percussion to join in if they wish.

The result will be a moving, polyphonic sound cloud layered in compelling, electric rhythms all in honor of this season’s axial tilt.

The precession will begin at 6:30 PM at Rivington Guitars, 73 East 4th Street, between 2nd Ave. & Bowery, and will end at 7:30 PM at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th Street, NW corner of 2nd Ave.

Tilted Axes guitarists include: Cristian Amigo, Angela Babin, Alexander Baxter, Dan Cooper, Glenn Cornett, Nick Didkovsky, Toby Driver, Kurt Gottschalk, Randolph A. Hudson III, Taylor Levine, Joshua Lopes, James Moore, Gene Pritsker, Larry Simon, Geremy Schulick, and Patrick Grant.

More information and bios for all the participating guitarists can be found at the Make Music Winter 2011 website.

H2Opus: Thanks etc.

We did it and we did it well. Thank you to all of the H2Opus: Fluid Soundscapes musicians and composers: Lynn Bechtold – violin, Dan Cooper – 7-string electric bass, John Ferrari – drums & voice, Patrick Grant – keyboards & electric guitar, Marija Ilic – keyboard, Joseph Pehrson – keyboard & voice, Gene Pritsker – electric guitar & rapping, Kamala Sankaram – accordion & voice, Kathleen Supove – keyboard, Waterside Plaza and Community Affairs Director Yenneca Ketzis, WNYC Listener Supported Radio for their cultural support, and, of course, Aaron Friedman of Make Music New York who got this whole ball rolling, BUT ESPECIALLY all those in the public who came from near and far, old friends and new, who made this event one of those very rare NYC moments that remind us all why we choose to live here.

We have pictures HERE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kimba2/sets/72157624329877692/detail/

…video & audio will follow shortly.

Thanks again. Summer 2010 in NYC has truly begun!

Patrick Grant

Kamala Sankaram: Squeezebox and Vox

She’s come a long way from glee club.  Arriving in New York City hoping to one day tread the boards on Broadway, composer/performer/accordionista Kamala Sankaram instead discovered Philip Glass and Steve Reich, and then developed into an eclectic and theatrical new music composer.

A trained soprano, Kamala’s primary compositional tools are voice, accordion and electronics. She’s collaborated or performed with the likes of Philip Glass Ensemble, The Wooster Group, Phil Kline, Daniel S. Goode, Death Comet Crew and The Albany Symphony Orchestra. Her work’s been featured at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Lucerne Festival, and the Music with a View Festival at the Flea Theater. As lead vocalist and songwriter for the band Squeezebox, self-described as “the bastard child of Kurt Weill and Portishead”, she’s been bringing noir-ish chamber electronica to the stage. Listen to Squeezebox at this link.

Composer/performer Patrick Grant sat down to chat with Kamala Sanakaram about her musical roots and her current work in this video:

Kamala created the music for the multimedia musical, Sounding at HERE Arts Center, based on Henrik Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea. Her melodic rock compositions propelled audiences into the past memories and inner turmoil of a washed up rock star mourning the loss of a child. Kamala remains at HERE as an artist in residence, where she is working on a multimedia chamber opera called Miranda: “Pop-opera meets Reality TV…where the audience becomes detective, judge, and jury for an unsolved murder. An innovative mix of original music inspired by hip-hop, tango, Baroque counterpoint, and Hindustani classical ragas, Miranda is set during the live taping of a hit Court TV show.”

You can see a clip of Miranda right HERE.

We’re so pleased that Kamala Sankaram is joining us for H2Opus, Fluid Soundscapes by Multiple Composers, an event produced by Patrick Grant & Special Guests for Make Music New York 2010. This special free outdoor performance takes place at Waterside Plaza NYC, 23rd Street & The East River, Monday, June 21, 2010, 7PM – 9PM.

H2Opus will feature music and performances by:
Patrick Grant – composer/keyboard/electric guitar
Kamala Sankaram – composer/voice/accordian
Gene Pritsker – composer/electric guitar
Joseph Pehrson – composer/keyboard
Dan Cooper – composer/electric bass
John Ferrari – drums & marimba
Kathleen Supove – keyboard
Lynn Bechtold – violin
Marija Ilic – keyboard

More info HERE

Jocelyn