Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is one of the many spectacular bands that will be performing in the HONK NYC! 2021 Festival.
“For the Honk NYC procession, Tilted Axes is performing “Unlikely Characters,” a piece especially created for HONK NYC!. The title comes from the Robert Fripp quote: “Music so wishes to be heard that it sometimes calls upon unlikely characters to give it voice and to give it ears.”
We hope you join us from October 18 to 24 to see all of the “Unlikely Characters” that will be performing all across New York City.
HONK NYC! is a donation based volunteer-run organization, and each dollar pledged helps to fund and organize incredible community events for all music lovers. Please go to our kickstarter link (in our bio and comments) to contribute now to our 2021 campaign to support incredible performances like these.”
Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will present a new performance procession entitled Fabrication in partnership with Theaterlab in NYC’s Garment District. 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. This event is part of Tilted@10 celebrating Tilted Axes 10th anniversary season. The performance begins at Theaterlab, 357 W 36th in NYC, and will stop along the way at various landmarks to perform special compositions significant to that location. The performance is free to the public and can be joined at any point along the route. They will eventually bring the procession full circle, returning to Theaterlab to complete the performance. Afterward the public can join Tilted Axes for a meet and greet in Theaterlab’s performance space and find out more about their work. Procession route TBA.
By Bob Krasner — “For some, the sight of a marching band of electric guitars was just another day in New York City, for others, it’s what makes the city special (you can add us to that group).
Composer Patrick Grant took Tilted Axes, his core group of nine musicians — including himself — with their Vox amplifiers (a longtime sponsor) on a walking tour of the East Village, stopping to play in various spots but never stopping the music.
The music, all composed by Grant, consisted of some pieces that were played as composed and others that followed strict rhythmic or harmonic rules but gave the players leeway to improvise. Sponsored by Make Music New York and grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The New York State Council on the Arts, the group can expand to 20 players…“
Peppergreen Media is looking for a responsible and creative NYC based Production Assistant to work on light administrative duties, social content production, and event organizing for the 2021 Fall Season of its flagship project Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars. This is a paid position.
About Tilted Axes — Combining the energy of rock, the creative discipline of theater, and the experimental spirit of the downtown NYC arts scene, Tilted Axes is both a processional event and an ensemble of mobile electric guitarists created by composer/performer Patrick Grant.
The PA work will be a mix of remote and in-person activities. Peppergreen Media follows all local and current Covid-19 guidelines.
Duties will include:
– attending TA production meetings
– co-creating, scheduling, and posting social media content such as images, graphics, flyers, quote cards, stories, audiograms, or short videos for use on FB, Twitter and Instagram, all to promote the ensemble at large as well as specific TA fall events.
– providing logistical support for TA events during prep period, day of the event, and any loadout or cleanup activities.
– communications support such as email follow-ups, publicity outreach, scheduling meetings, and compiling information or media assets from ensemble members.
– drafting text or documents for publicity or fundraising purposes
– familiarity with Google applications
– experience with basic photo, video and sound editing
– active on social media and familiar with creative strategies for social promotion
– comfortable with video conference apps and running multimedia presentations
– great communicator with a tight descriptive writing style
To find out more, please send an email of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sept, 17, 2021. Please put “Peppergreen PA” in the subject of your email.
“I am honored to find out today that I received a 2020-2021 cash award from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The award, from the Adjunct Professional Development Grant Award Fund, is to further develop my work via Remote Recording Workshops in the composition, performance, and public engagement of our mobile electric guitar project Tilted Axes for its 10th anniversary.
The created 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 connecting as humans, creating music together, and moving it out into the world.”