STRINGS & THINGS: Howie Kenty — First Axe

STRiNGS & THiNGS Show: “On our series called “First Axe” we ask members of #TiltedAxes to tell us their electric guitar origin stories. This time we’re talking to Howie Kenty, who’s a faculty member at Kaufman Music Center, where he teaches music tech, composition, and theory. But his early guitar days were marked by the sounds of grunge, cassette recordings and questionable taste in stage-wear.”

https://www.stringsandthingsshow.com/

Tilted Axes Opens Its Spring Season In New York City

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Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

opens its spring season in New York City

Two performances free to the public!

Long Island City — Saturday, April 30, 6:30pm-7:45pm

Culture Lab LIC, 5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY

Performance commences in the outdoor gallery and moves inside

East Village — Sunday, May 1, 3:00-4:15pm

Hekate Café & Elixir Lounge, 167 Avenue B, NYC

Celebrate Beltane with a big, witchy block party from 12pm-9pm

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is an orchestra of guitarists and percussionists led by post-rock composer/performer Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders.

They perform anywhere there are people, excelling in untraditional venues. Its roster of musicians can change from performance to performance, city to city. The musicians learn a common repertoire created by diverse composers and rehearse it in workshops.

The project takes on aspects of spectacle informed by municipal band tradition, avant-garde theater, and world music. It takes music out into the world and seeks transformative situations meant to change community conversation.

These shows are part of Tilted@10, Tilted Axes’ Tenth Anniversary Season. It includes new music by Howie Kenty, Elisa Corona Aguilar, and Patrick Grant and movement direction by Christopher Caines.

Tilted Axes — Elisa Corona Aguilar, Gene Ardor, Angela Babin, Jason Goldstein, Patrick Grant (music director), John Halo, Howie Kenty, Alex Lahoski, Chad Ossman, Kevin Pfieffer, Sean Satin, Dmitri Shapira:  electric guitars — Jeremy Nesse: bass —John Ferrari, David Demnitz, Christopher Caines: percussion

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a project of Peppergreen Media and is powered by Vox Amplification courtesy of KORG USA. We thank our performance partners Culture Lab LIC, Hekate Café & Elixir Lounge, Astor Place Hairstylists, Alchemical Studios, and Mercy Sound Studios NYC.

Our Tilted@10 anniversary season is made possible in part bythe 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 the public.

#tiltedaxes — http://www.tiltedaxes.com — @tiltedaxes

Tilted Axes: Culture Lab LIC — April 30

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is an orchestra of guitarists and percussionists led by post-rock composer/performer Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders. 

Tilted Axes can perform anywhere there are people, excelling in untraditional venues. Its roster of musicians can change from performance to performance, city to city. The musicians learn a common repertoire created by diverse composers and rehearse it in workshops. 

The project takes on aspects of spectacle informed by municipal band tradition, avant-garde theater, and world music. It takes music out into the world and seeks transformative situations meant to change community conversation.

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Tilted Axes: Reel To Real at the Ann Arbor Film Festival

Top row: Patrick Grant, Jeremy Nesse, Surar Al-Gaylani, Noel Marie Rivard
2nd row: Marco Delicato, Jeff Adams, Gael Grant, Dean Western
3rd row: Bob Kaufman, Sean Biggs, Manny Falcon, Alex Lahoski
4th row: Chris Simpson, Sarah Metivier Schadt, Rob Knevels, Mike Balavitch
Bottom row: Maggie McCabe, John Lovaas, Jocelyn Gonzales, Chris McGorey

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is commissioned to create 

“REEL TO REAL,” a series of three musical processions celebrating

The 60th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

DEARBORN: The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Saturday, March 19, 12 noon – 2pm

DETROIT: The Marche Du Nain Rouge, Cass Corridor, Sunday, March 20, beginning at 1pm

ANN ARBOR: Opening Night of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Tuesday, March 22 at 6pm, Michigan Theater

To mark the opening of the 60th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival, the festival has commissioned a series of musical processions from Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars. Tilted Axes: Reel To Real is named to mark our return to live events in 2022. The first event is a procession at The Henry Ford in conjunction with their current exhibit Apollo: When We Went To The Moon. The second is an appearance at The Marche Du Nain Rouge. The third event is the main attraction, the opening night of The Ann Arbor Film Festival. The performance will be based at The Michigan Theater and will travel around downtown as a prelude to the evening’s screenings.

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a group of guitarists and percussionists led by post-rock composer/performer Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders. Since their inception 10 years ago, they have created and performed numerous new music events in the USA, Europe, and Brazil. 

Tilted Axes can perform anywhere there are people, excelling in untraditional venues. Its roster of musicians can change from performance to performance, city to city. The musicians learn a common repertoire created by diverse composers and rehearse it in workshops. Its performances are free to the public and are supported through institutional and/or private donations. 

The project takes on aspects of spectacle informed by municipal band tradition, avant-garde theater, and world music. It takes music out into the world and seeks transformative situations meant to change community conversation. It is an apolitical organization, but it does support science, arts programs, and renewable energy whenever possible. Tilted Axes works best when it is part of something bigger than itself i.e. festivals, exhibitions, community initiatives, astronomical events.

* * * Go to Tilted Axes’ web site for procession details closer to the day of the events: www.tiltedaxes.com

TILTED AXES: REEL TO REAL performers electric guitars:  Jeff Adams, Mike Balavitch, Sean Biggs, Marco Delicato, Manny Falcon, Surar Al-Gaylani, Patrick Grant (music director), Bob Kaufman, Rob Knevels, Alex Lahoski, John Lovaas, Chris McGorey, Chris Simpson — bass instruments: Jeremy Nesse (chapman stick), Sarah Metivier Schadt, Dean Western (electric bass) — percussion: Noel Marie Rivard (snare leader), Maggie McCabe (high perc), Gael Grant (perc +) and more TBA — movement director: Christopher Caines — production: Jocelyn Gonzales, Melinda Faylor — performance support: Frank Pahl, Anthony Fremont, and others TBA

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a project of Peppergreen Media and is powered by Vox Amplification courtesy of KORG USA. We thank our performance partners The Ann Arbor Film Festival, The Henry Ford, The Marche Du Nain Rouge, Eastern Michigan University and AMP!, Detroit Guitar in Birmingham, and Grove Studios in Ypsilanti. 

#tiltedaxes — www.tiltedaxes.com — @tiltedaxes

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!

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.