Please join our team and support #TiltedAxes at 6:30pm EDT sharp tonight at the first #IgniteTheArts Livestream: http://www.facebook.com/events/558641044807196
If you could not attend this virtual telethon, you can support Tilted Axes directly via our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas. Thank you! https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/tilted-axes-music-for-mobile-electric-guitars
#LongLiveTheArtist #Covid19 #Artists
Combining the energy of rock, the creative discipline of theater, and the experimental spirit of the NYC arts scene, Tilted Axes is both a processional event, and an ensemble of mobile electric guitarists created by Patrick Grant.
A classically trained post-rocker with a background in theatre, Patrick created Tilted Axes as a way of untethering the electric guitar from stage amps. This allows Tilted Axes to bring live music to our audiences, instead of the other way around. Tilted Axes is also a continuing expression of Patrick’s life-long interest in science and technology.
Tilted Axes’ free public performances feature music composed by Patrick, with the guitarists using portable amplifiers strapped to their sides as they walk through the streets. The procession of musicians moves along pre-planned routes in select areas, usually in honor of an event, a landmark, or an organization unique to that community.
Tilted Axes has had multiple incarnations in the USA, Europe, and South America. The ensemble performs during the annual Make Music New York celebrations for both the summer and winter solstices, in neighborhoods like the East Village, Harlem and Bushwick.
Tilted Axes has a frequent presence in Detroit as part of the city-wide cultural events Concert of Colors and the March du Nain Rouge, and at venues like the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Michigan Science Center, and Third Man Records.
The electric guitars of Tilted Axes have echoed through the streets of Sao Paulo Brazil and Düsseldorf Germany, in collaboration with local arts groups and musicians who embody the spirit and culture of their cities.
When the pandemic hit, Tilted Axes, like so many of their fellow artists, was hit hard. Unable to perform for the public, our group has had to adapt. But constant transformation is part of Patrick’s ethos as an artist. Tilted Axes was able to pull together international collaborations in the virtual sense, such as its appearance in the online celebrations of Earth Day 2020.
Tilted Axes created an audio-visual exploration on the lack of social touch during lockdown called “Touchy Subjects”, with musical tracks and home video collected from dozens of musicians. And another digital collaboration to mark International Strange Music Day is bringing together the far flung members of the group for a musical and visual meditation on the meaning of “strange” – in a year that almost defies the definition of the word.
Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is working on more projects in 2020, finding new ways to bring their potent and pertinent music to the public, with an element of joyous wonder. But the ensemble needs your help to support the musicians and staff who make the project happen. Through our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas, you can make a tax deductible contribution to our work. Help us make sure that Tilted Axes always stays in motion.
On August 24, 2020, Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will release a new music video in observance of International Strange Music Day. The new work, entitled “Strange Changes”, is part of a multi-platform meditation on the word “strange” and its many meanings.
Tilted Axes “Strange Changes” (USA, Brazil, Germany)
1st row: Aileen Bunch, Alex Lahoski, Angela Babin, Anthony Garone, Christoph Goetzen, Dan Cooper, 2nd row: Daniel Reyes Llinas, Frauke Wilhelm, Gael Grant, Gerard Smith, James La Croix, Jane Mabrysmith, 3rd row: Jason Goldstein, Jeff Adams, Jeremy Nesse, Jocelyn Gonzales, John Ferrari, Jon Clancy, 4th row: Leslie Stevens, Marcelo Andrade, Michael Fisher, Michelle Zulli, Nomena Struß, Nora Elbayoumy, 5th row: Patrick Grant, Sarah Metivier Schadt, Steve Ball, Sudeip Ghosh, Thiago Cury, Tony Twilight
“Strange Changes” is presented in partnership with the Festival Música Estranha (São Paulo), Make Weird Music, and is made possible by generous private donations through our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas and with support from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Adjunct Development Fund.
More iNFO at http://tiltedaxes.com/tiltedaxes.html
Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars to premiere “Touchy Subjects,” video and music for the Summer Solstice June 20-21
On June 20-21, 2020, Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will release new music (June 20) and an accompanying video (June 21) in observance of the Summer Solstice. The new work, entitled “Touchy Subjects“, is a musical meditation on the real phenomenon of “touch starvation” that many are experiencing since the onset of social distancing. “Touchy Subjects” will explore the tonalities of touch, or the ways in which we physically connect to the world we inhabit have changed.
An especially created Tilted Axes “Touchy Subjects” trailer will be aired Friday, June 19, on WABC-TV New York between 4-5pm EDT in a segment highlighting Make Music New York special projects. The segment will be shown throughout the weekend and in more than 6000 NYC taxicabs as part of WABC-TV’s Taxi TV in advance of our solstice premieres.
More iNFO: https://bit.ly/3cXPWRM
Tilted Axes is an award-winning project of post-rock composer and performer Patrick Grant, which brings especially composed electric guitar music into public spaces. The group consists of 15-18 electric guitarists playing instrumental music through wearable mini-amps, accompanied by percussionists and other performers. Stylistically the ensemble covers a number of genres, centering on the nexus where rock, classical, and world music meet. Tilted Axes performs in public squares, museums, and festivals of all kinds.
Tilted Axes “Touchy Subjects” and is made possible in part through the New York University Tisch School of the Arts Adjunct Professional Development Fund and through the generous donations of people like you. Won’t you consider becoming a part of our team and help us continue to provide free art and performance to the public? Go to our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas to find out more: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/tilted-axes-music-for-mobile-electric-guitars
Tilted Axes: Climate S.O.S.
performed by Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
presented and commissioned by 350NYC
DISCLAIMER: This video is intended for educational purposes only and is not to be duplicated, broadcast, nor is it for any commercial use. The images and music contained herein are presented under the statutes of Fair Use (USA), Fair Dealing (UK), in all applicable territories, and are credited accordingly. Our aim is to educate, inform, and inspire the people of our planet to participate in climate change activism while we can still make a difference.
created for the Earth Day 2020
composed and produced by Patrick Grant
Patrick Grant, Daniel Reyes Llinas, John Halo, Matt Grossman
Dan Cooper, Patrick Grant
Drums & Percussion:
John Ferrari, Cesare Papetti
Produced by Patrick Grant
Mixing engineer: Garry Rindfuss
Mastered by Sheldon Steiger
© 2016-2020 Peppergreen Media (ASCAP)
Coming to video for Earth Week 2020: a new video from Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars commissioned by 350 NYC to be premiered as part of the March for Science NYC/Earth Day Initiative’s EARTH DAY 50 Virtual Kick-Off on Sunday, April 19th.
“Our aim is to convince the media to carry more climate science in their content!”
Stay tuned for more information: https://www.marchforsciencenyc.com
#EarthDay50 @earthdaynewyork @sciencemarchnyc @marchforscience #ClimateAction #ClimateStrike #DigitalStrike
As most of you know, NYC is banning gatherings of above 10 people in response to COVID-19. The March for Science NYC is currently putting together contingency plans for a virtual Day of Action on April 19th.
Details to come from the M4S organizers when they are formed. If it is possible and practical, I look forward to making a musical contribution of some sort in support of the event and the fine organizations involved. For now, the priority is everyone’s health.
Outstanding Small Ensemble – Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
Outstanding Classical Composer – Patrick Grant
The Detroit Music Awards FINAL BALLOT is now open! If you are a registered member of the DMAs, please consider the impactful music that Tilted Axes Detroit has created for our community when casting your vote.
Voting closes at 11:59pm on March 22nd.
Invitation: 9 Tilt Core Workshops for Tilted Axes (Feb-Apr)
This post is for electric guitarists that have expressed an interest in Tilted Axes and How It Works.
Send an email to the address below if you would be available to attend some upcoming Tilt Core Development Workshops.
The focus of these workshops will be to:
1. Sharpen the skills we developed last year with old and new etudes that use unconventional scales, world rhythms, and unfamiliar forms.
2. Incorporate movement into playing. We will be working with guest choreographers.
3. Develop performers for a current Tilt Core for Storyscapes, The Mars Project, and other multidisciplinary work.
Workshops will take place at the Alchemical Studios, 104 W 14th St., studio# TBA, on the following Wednesday nights, 7:00-10:00pm, dates are below.
You do not have to be present at all workshops. If interested, please indicate which ones are possible:
The actual content and shape will depend on the responses received. However, the dates have been booked and are firm.
N.B. If you do not have a VOX Mini3 G2 or similar portable amp, you will be given an amp to borrow for the duration of the workshops.
Please get back with any questions:
Read about our current and upcoming projects here: