#NMG2021 One Week Away!

#NMG2021cloudy water conflux,” a recorded collaborative composition based on structures found in blockchain. Top row: Patti Kilroy, Kate von Bernthal, George Lam. 2nd row: Gregory Oakes, Gloria Damijan, Ryne Siesky, Ron Coulter. 3rd row: Michael Roth, Lucius Gregory Meredith, Daniel Reyes Llinas, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells. Bottom row: Patrick Grant, Ting Luo, John Ferrari.

The New Music Gathering begins one week from today! We’re looking forward to being a part of it and to all the wonderful work we’ll see and hear! Visit our project page: https://tinyurl.com/cwcblockchain

New Music Compositional Models from Blockchain – Research

BIG THANKS to Greg Meredith (RChain Cooperative) for his patience and wisdom in introducing us to Rho Calculus as it pertains to creating blockchain contracts. Included below is a deck he created for collaborative composition experiments, “A sketch of some thoughts about the transition from computational agency to biological agency,” a question of sustainable food sourcing, as but one model being adapted, from his document “Towards a Living World.”

#NMG2021

New Music Gathering 2021

Patrick Grant: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s New Music Gathering taking place in Minneapolis and online this August! I’ll be creating a recorded collaborative composition called Cloudy Water Conflux. More details to come. In the meantime, wow, what a stellar group of participants!!!” – #NMG2021

New Music Gathering: “We’re so excited to announce the amazing music makers and shakers who will present their sounds and ideas at the 2021 New Music Gathering! While we’re still hammering out the details of which bits will happen when and where and how to ensure maximum community access, joy, and safety, we didn’t want to wait anymore to share this news with you!”

Participant Line-up: 10th Wave Chamber Music Collective, 113 Composers Collective, 5th Wave Collective, Aaron Kerr, Aaron Larget-Caplan, Aaron Trant, Adam Marks, Adam Schumaker, AEON Ensemble, ÆPEX Contemporary Performance, Al Cerulo, Albatross, Alex Burtzos, Alexa Dexa, An-Laurence Higgins, Ana Macho, Andrea Mazzariello, Andrew Hosler, Anna Wilkens-Reed, Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, Asia Mieleszko, Ben Phelps, Ben Roidl-Ward, Alexandra Smither, Bergamot Quartet, Bitches Set Traps, BlackBox Ensemble, Brian Mark, Calliope Duo (USA), Caroline Sackleh, Cecilia Suhr, Cereal Music, ChamberQUEER, Chris Whyte, JL Marlor & Aiden Feltcamp & Lisa Neher, Christopher Nichols, Ciyadh Wells, COULTER HAMILTON, Dana Jessen, Danielle Buonaiuto, Darragh Morgan, Dave O Mahony, Dilate Ensemble, Dorian Wallace, Duo Charango, Duo Extreme, Dylan A. Marcheschi, Edwin Joseph, Eli Trakhtenberg & Danielle McPhatter, Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Ensemble Decipher, Evan Tucker, Flauto d’Amore Project, Gamin Kang, Garrett Schumann, Girlnoise, Go Compose North America, Golden Hornet, Greg Nahabedian, Gregory Oakes, Hassan Estakhrian, Heather Barringer, ICEBERG New Music, INPUT/OUTPUT, Isidora Nojkovic, Jake Adams, James parker, Jess, Tsang, John Dorhauer, John Mackey, Jonathan Russell, José Martínez, Joseph Bohigian, Julia Lougheed, Ka Hei Cheng, Kaley Lane Eaton, Kallie Sugatski, Katy Henriksen & Alley Stoughton, Kincaid Rabb, Kinds of Kings, Kirin McElwain, Kirsten Volness, Kyle Hutchins, Kyra Davies, Ledah Finck, Sarah Thomas, Amy Tan, Irene Han, Leonard Bopp, Leslee Smucker, Loretta Notareschi, Luisa Muhr, Magdalena Abrego, Margaret Schedel, Marianne Parker, Mary Prescott, Melody Loveless, Michael Maiorana, Michael Roth, Midnight Oil Collective, Nathan Hudson New Arts Collaboration, New Downbeat, New Music Organizing Caucus, Nicholas Shaheed, Oberlin Arts and Sciences Orchestra, Orbit Duo, Patrick Grant, Patti Kilroy, Paul Safar, Penny Brandt, Portland Percussion Group, Primary Duo, Pushback Collective, Rachel Mangold, Morgan Schoonover, Clara (Da) Yang, Reed Puleo, Rhymes With Opera, Robert Laidlow, Ron Coulter, Ron Silver, Ruby Fulton, Rusty Banks, Ryan McMasters, Ryne Siesky, Samn Johnson & Sasha Kaoru Zamler-Carhart, Sara Noble, Sarah Bob, Sarah R. Alexander, scrubdaddy, Seth Cluett, Shannon Wettstein, Sidney San Martín, Sonya Knussen, Splinter Reeds, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Strange Trace, Tesselat, The Achelois, Collective, The Arc Project, The Cotton Comes Home Series, Paul Safar and Marc Egea, The Pathless Woods, The Sonoglyph Collective, Thiago Ancelmo, Tierra de Mar Music, Tiffany Chang, Tiffany Skidmore, Ting Luo, Weily Grina-Shay, Women’s Labor, Zach Sheets, Zack Baltich and Ilan Blanck, Zeitgeist, and Zoe Sorrell

Winter Workshop Completion

CONGRATULATIONS to the participants of our Winter 2021 Remote Recording Workshop for completing the course with honors.

THANK YOU to our supporters and co-producers who enabled these classes be FREE of charge to the community. We now have even more musicians and music to look forward to for Tilted Axes and all other kinds of new projects in our community to present to the public.

Look out for spring sessions coming in April.

Amy Denio
“Patrick Grant is a fantastic teacher and delightful musician. Music creates community, and Patrick encourages this beautifully in his workshops.

Dave Fabris
“…(an) insightful and inspirational class!”

Jeff Adams
“I know more now than I did before. This mini course gives me more confidence moving forward with my recording endeavours!”

Peter Legowski
“Thank you for your excellent how-to that was both inspirational and grounded in immutable properties of sound. You offered a simple useful approach for using the DAW – Ableton – that I already have more effectively, and opened doors to new creative possibilities. Yay!”

Henry Lowman
“THANK YOU, Patrick, for expanding the possibilities! MANY questions answered. We proceed…”

Jeremy Slater
“Thanks so much! It was great. I learned a lot!”

Kim Cary
“This class has been eye opening and ear opening…fun and surprising in many ways.

David Ross
“I learned many important aspects of working in the studio and with others that will now become a foundation.  You have a great way of distilling the essentials in every topic that you presented.  I came away with a much more solid understanding of the tools and components of my studio as well as your enlightened protocols for remote collaboration… I would definitely participate in any workshop that you might offer in the future.”

Joe Pfeffer
“You’re super talented at the online format. I had a terrific time, and I’m smarter too.”

Angela Babin
“Patrick is a great instructor – patient and welcoming while keeping our group on task and focused.”

Alex Durante
“The workshop provided valuable insights into the art and science of sound recording. I had no prior experience recording music and he showed me the fundamentals of getting a good sound from my instrument.”

Jason Goldstein
“Patrick Grant’s class provided me with a great introduction to recording on my computer.  I really appreciate his time, effort, and expertise.  I especially enjoyed our guitar ensemble recordings!  I highly recommend this class to anyone who might be interested in it.”

Milica Paranosic
“Thank you Patrick! I’ve learned a lot from you. As always.”

David Oskardmay
“Many thanks! This is very helpful. Time to dream of wires…”