Wishing You All a “VERY” New Year!

Tilted Axes 20/20 Vision = Music + Art + Science: Moving Out Into the World

Join our team >>> https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/tilted-axes-music-for-mobile-electric-guitars

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Thank you all for a wonderful 2019! With your generous support we were able to bring free Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars performances to the public, both indoors and out-of-doors, while transforming communities in the process. Here are some of our highlights from the last 12 months:

 Cold Moon Consort I & II NYC

Winter Workshops at Alchemical Studios (6)

Third Man Records Cass Corridor Equinox

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

The Marche du Nain Rouge, Detroit

Spring Workshops at Alchemical Studios (6)

Space Camp at the DIME

Tilted Axes @ Rubulad Brooklyn

Tilted Axes Make Music Harlem

“Promenade” at the Detroit Institute of Arts*

Apollo 11 “Moonwalk” at the Michigan Science Center*

*Part of the 27th Annual Concert of Colors

Info and pictures > http://tiltedaxes.com/tiltedaxes.html

Over an album’s worth of new material was created and performed by Tilted Axes for these events. Look forward to new recordings being released in the coming year.

Please Join Us for Our 2020 Projects!

Donation link: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/tilted-axes-music-for-mobile-electric-guitars

By supporting our work with your *tax deductible* donation, we are able to rent rehearsal space, maintain our mini-amps, buy batteries, engrave and print our scores, hire security and staff for our performances, create print materials and ads to spread the word about our mission, but most important of all, to pay our fine musicians. With your help, we’ve been able to keep our performances free to the public. 

If you’ve been a part of our team in the past, now is a good time upgrade your status and renew your membership!

Tilted Axes Goes to Mars (working title)

Save yourself a figurative seat in Mission Control for next summer’s launch of the new Mars Rover! Why are we going to Mars when there are so many problems here on Earth? Because it is through initiatives like this that we will find the terrestrial solutions we need so badly. The very technology you’re using right now is directly descended from the Earth to Moon missions of yesteryear. Become a part of our Mars mission and help us get out the word to all possible pioneers in a way that only music+art+science can inspire us to action. More iNFO here: http://tiltedaxes.com/tiltedaxes.html

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An Award from NYU

“I am happy to find out that I received a 2019-2020 cash award from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The award, from the Adjunct Professional Development Fund, is to further develop my work with mobile electric guitar ensembles in composition, performance, and public engagement. As a medium, the work will be used to address community concerns (i.e. the use of public spaces), global concerns (i.e. climate change and renewable energy), and future concerns (i.e. space exploration and unforeseen discoveries). Above all, it’s about creating music together and moving it out into the world. Thank you, NYU!” – Patrick Grant

A Tilted Trajectory

The year ahead begins with Winter Workshops of all new material. We have the March Equinox to look forward to, as well as the Spring Workshops that will follow. We will be working with some of the city’s finest choreographers to refine our moto-narrative. Expect big events in June and July as we mark the launch of the 2020 Mars rover. Count on even bigger events to transpire in October through December as we track the Rover’s progress to Mars, scheduled to land in February 2021. It’s too soon to spill the details, but if this year was any indication, then next year will be even bigger as we move into truly uncharted territory.

“If you’ve ever experienced the unexpected sight and sounds of Tilted Axes filling the city streets, you know how special the project is! Help us keep going! Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is ready to create new music and movement-based performance throughout the urban landscape and into unexpected venues. Please be a part of our team! Check out the info or video and make a *tax deductible* donation – every little bit Tilts!” – Jocelyn Gonzales, radio producer

A Solstice Wish

The winter solstice is the anniversary of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars. We began on Dec. 21, 2011 as part of the first Make Music Winter celebration in NYC. Since then, we have expanded out into the world, and over the airwaves. Please support our mission via our donation link here: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/tilted-axes-music-for-mobile-electric-guitars. 2020 will be a landmark year for the project with special guests, rare opportunities, and the potential for music, art, and science to change the world for the better, a community at a time. We believe this.

Wishing you all the best and a VERY New Year!

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

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Wall Street Journal Review of New Albums by Glenn Branca and Dither Quartet

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “…It took a generation of composer-players who grew up comfortable with both classical forms and rock timbres—composers like Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Tim Brady and Patrick Grant —to usher the electric guitar into the classical fold. Two releases—Mr. Branca’s “The Third Ascension” (Systems Neutralizers), and “Potential Differences” (New Focus) by the young guitar quartet Dither, both out now—offer an intriguing snapshot of new concert works for electric guitars.”

by Allan Kozinn

Read the complete review  HERE

NYU Awards Funding to Composer Patrick Grant for Tilted Axes Projects

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I am happy to find out that I received a 2019-2020 cash award from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The award, from the Adjunct Professional Development Fund, is to further develop my work with mobile electric guitar ensembles in composition, performance, and public engagement. As a medium, the work will be used to address community concerns (i.e. the use of public spaces), global concerns (i.e. climate change and renewable energy), and future concerns (i.e. space exploration and unforeseen discoveries). Above all, it’s about creating music together and moving it out into the world. Thank you, NYU!Patrick Grant

#art #music #science #tiltedaxes
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“96 Tears” – Tracing the Roots of American Punk Back to Detroit

An American Icon on Public Radio International’s STUDIO 360

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“53 years ago this week, ‘96 Tears‘ by ? and The Mysterians rose to #1 on the pop charts. This week on Studio 360, the roots of American punk are traced back to Detroit in this brand new American Icons piece produced by Jocelyn Gonzales and Pedro Rafael Rosado, with Rob St. MaryRalph ValdezMary Cobra, New York Times’ Jon Pareles, and help from Patrick Grant and WDET 101.9FM.” (27 min.)

LISTEN: www.pri.org/stories/2019-10-24/american-icons-96-tears

2020: Tilted Axes Goes to Mars

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#NASA – “On a more cosmic note, Tilted Axes goes to Mars in 2020. Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars has joined the roster of names that will be inscribed onto a silicon chip as part of the 2020 Mars rover mission. Engineers with the Microdevices Laboratory at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California will stencil all the names onto the chip with an electron beam. “This is part of a public engagement campaign to highlight missions involved with NASA’s journey from the Moon to Mars,” NASA officials wrote in a statement. Mars_Mission_Facts_600

The 2020 Mars rover is scheduled to launch to the Red Planet on July 2020 and land inside the 28-mile-wide (45 kilometers) Jezero Crater. The 2,300-lb. (1,040 kilograms) rover, with its nuclear power source, will search for signs of past microbial life, study the climate and geology of Mars, and collect samples that may be returned to Earth on a future mission”. #TiltedAxes #GoesToMars

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Alternative Nation: Grant Receives 3 Grammy Entries

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“Last year, Alternative Nation praised composer-guitarist Patrick Grant’s album, Fields Amaze and other sTRANGE music. And it turns out that the applause was indeed well deserved, as the album has three entries in the running for selection for the 62nd Grammy Awards taking place January 2020 – Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (for Fields Amaze), Best Instrumental Composition (for “Keeping Still”), and Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance (for “Imaginary Horror Film – Part 2″).

Described as ‘Unexpected rhythms, outside of the box instrumentation and a completely, uncompromising barrage of artistic individuality’ by Alt Nation’s Joe Hughes, several genres are touched upon concerning Grant’s original style/approach, which blends together instrumental, experimental/avant-garde, prog, jazz, and soundscapes…”

Read the complete article on Alternation Nation HERE: https://www.alternativenation.net/patrick-grant-fields-amaze-receives-three-grammy-entries/

A Special Thanks to Our Co-producers from Tilted Axes

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Dear co-producers, sponsors, and supporters,

Thank you for much for your support throughout the spring and summer. With your help, we’ve been able to present a number of free performances to the public. 

Most recently we completed our residency at the 27th Annual Concert of Colors in Detroit at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Michigan Science Center. Over two days we were able to perform for a couple thousand people live and many more than that through television. 

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The response was incredible. Every paper and magazine made us a Critics’ Pick and we were well represented on the the radio, WDET and CJAM especially.

With your help, we created a new type of work that will resonate for a long time. Now we have something that can be presented with other museums, science centers, and transformative community arts organizations. This will come.

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If you will be receiving an award from our last campaign (T-shirt, CD, etc.), you will be getting notice of this shortly. If you want to pick up some more or want to encourage a friend to support us, you can always send them to this link: https://bit.ly/2Y1gvOb

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And so, we thank you again on this 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. 

Ever forward,

Patrick Grant & Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

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PHOTOS – Tilted Axes: PROMENADE at the Detroit Institute of Arts – https://bit.ly/2xVXAtP

PHOTOS – Tilted Axes: MOONWALK at the Michigan Science Center – https://bit.ly/2XUfMDz

VIDEO – Tilted Axes: Performing “Techno Tilt” on FOX 2 Detroit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLEYE0ZA6hA

VIDEO – Tilted Axes: “On the Steps of the Kresge Court” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHyxm7Loaow

PRESS – Tilted Axes PR on Broadway World – https://bit.ly/30oqmz8