Tilted Axes Launched Its 10th Season at Make Music Autumn

Tilted Axes Begins Its 10th Anniversary Season With a Return to Astor Place as part of Make Music Autumn

On September 19th, between 1pm-4pm, Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars returns to Astor Place and environs with a procession and performance as part of the inaugural Make Music Autumn. Tilted Axes is a group of guitarists and percussionists lead by classically trained post-rocker Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders. For this occassion they have partnered with the iconic Astor Place Hair Stylists who also serve as their base. The performance spectacle will begin at the plaza sculpture The Alamo (a.k.a. The Cube). From there they will perform in-procession around the neighborhoods that have been key to their origin: The East Village and Greenwich Village. They will stop along the way at various landmarks to perform special compositions significant to the location. Bringing the event full circle, they will return to Astor Place Plaza to complete their performance.

Meet the core members of Tilted Axes 2021:

Angela Babin — e. guitar

John Halo — e. guitar

Jeremy Nesse — chapman stick

jc (jon clancy) — percussion & composer

Elisa Corona Aguilar — e. guitar & composer

Howie Kenty — e. guitar, composer & asst. music director

Dan Cooper — 7-string e. bass

Patrick Grant — e. guitar, composer, & artistic director

Caitlin Cawley — percussion

Kevin Pfeiffer — axe alternate

Christopher Caines — movement director

Jocelyn Gonzales — media producer

Tilted Axes is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. 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, Alchemical Studios, but mostly through the generous support of people like you. Thank you for helping us keep our performances and events free to the public whenever and wherever possible. Join our Tilted Team at http://www.tiltedaxes.com.

A huge thanks to James Burke of Make Music New York, Rachel Brandon of The Village Alliance, but especially Big Mike Saviello of Astor Place Hair Stylists. For this event Big Mike will be curating artwork on the street in front of the shop. Check it out!

Announcing Tilt Core 2021

AUGUST 15: an announcement from

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

Meet the members of Tilt Core, our circle within the circle,

the driving force behind the larger events in the

2021 Tilted@10 anniversary season ahead:

Angela Babin — e. guitar

John Halo — e. guitar

Jeremy Nesse — chapman stick

jc (jon clancy) — percussion & composer

Elisa Corona Aguilar — e. guitar & composer

Howie Kenty — e. guitar, composer & asst. music director

Dan Cooper — 7-string e. bass

Patrick Grant — e. guitar, composer, & artistic director

Caitlin Cawley — percussion

Kevin Pfeiffer (not pictured) — axe alternate

Stay tuned for upcoming performance dates & other new music activities

http://www.patrickgrant.com/tiltedaxes.html

Tilted Axes is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. 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 people like you. Thank you for helping us keep our performances and events free to the public whenever and wherever possible.

Blackstar Joins Vox Amps As Tilted Sponsors

We are thrilled beyond thrilled that Blackstar has joined Vox as a sponsor of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars this 2021-2022 season. They are outfitting our central unit Tilt Core with a new line of gear from the new Vox Go amp series and with Blackstar USB power banks. No more batteries. This is graciously done through Korg USA who distributes this gear internationally. We are happy to represent as Korg USA Artists.

Thank you! This helps so much!

#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

Tilted Axes Composer Commissions

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is gearing up for the fall season. Our 10th anniversary performances will be full of surprises. Moving forward we expand to include new musical voices with featured composers Elisa Corona Aguilar, jc (Jon Clancy), and asst. music director Howie Kenty. More details and tilted roster coming soon.

Made possible in part by the New Your State Council on the Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Make Music NY, KORG USA/Vox Amplification, the NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, and ASCAP.

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