23 DEC 11

TILTED AXES: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars - NY Times Review

Read the review HERE

22 DEC 11

TILTED AXES: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars - Photo Set on Flickr

See the pics HERE

24 NOV 11



19 NOV 11

"14 Variations on 14 Words," Premiere at Composers Concordances "Pipes vs. Pipes" Concert
St. Augustine Chirch, Brooklyn, Nov. 18th

Top photo by Kerwin Williamson www.studiophoenix.blogspot.com
and other pics taken from video

Lynn Norris - soprano, Donna Breitzer - alto, Milan Rakic - tenor, Charles Coleman - baritone, Patrick Grant - claves/composer


05 NOV 11

Patrick Grant to Create an Electric Guitar Precessional for the 1st Annual Make Music Winter, DEC 21, 2011, NYC

music for mobile electric guitars

For the 1st annual Make Music Winter (info at bottom), notorious composer and producer Patrick Grant creates and leads a "precession" of over a dozen electric guitarists playing through Danelectro Honeytone mini-amps through the East Village, around Union Square, and back.

We are very happy to have NYC's Rivington Guitars as a sponsor and the starting point for the procession and St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery as another sponsor and as our final destination.

The public is invited to march along and bring light hand percussion to join in if they wish.

The result will be a moving, polyphonic sound cloud layered in compelling, electric rhythms all in honor of this season's axial tilt.

The precession will begin at 6:30 PM at Rivington Guitars, 73 East 4th Street, between 2nd Ave. and Bowery
and will end at 7:30 PM at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th Street, NW corner of 2nd Ave.

See the list of performers and the precession route map HERE

TILTED AXES is powered by:


"DETROIT INDUSTRY" by Diego Rivera 1932-1933

"Detroit Industry" is a four-wall mural created by Diego Rivera 1932-1933 for the Detroit Institute of Arts.

http:// www.dia.org

24 AUG 11

International Strange Music Day

Create, play, or listen to some unusual music today, just for the hell of it.

20 AUG 11

Course name: Reykjavík 101

- a post on the old and new in anticipation of today's Culture Night in Reykjavík and the official opening of its new concert venue HARPA.

Read it, see it, hear it HERE on the MMiXdown

17 AUG 11

In its second decade...


AUG 24, 2011

Create, play, or listen to some new music today, just for the heck of it.

It’s funny how a holiday that I “invented” for my web site in the 90s actually caught on. Mostly, it seems, by summer school programs looking for activities for the kids i.e. homemade instruments, listening exercises, and the like. It gets a little bigger every year.

So, in the spirit of all that: do something that is sonically unusual for you, whether it’s listening to a random CD or getting out of the house and going to a musical event that you normally would not. It’s all relative.


15 AUG 11

Reykjavik + Iceland

03 AUG 11

Due to a death in our drummer's family, our Aug. 4th performance at Waterside Plaza has had to be cancelled. Our hearts go out to John Ferrari's family. Rescheduling info will be posted as soon as it is available.

28 JUL 11

GROOVES, LOOPS, & RIFFS - Trailer #2

PESTILENCE, WAR, FAMINE, & DEATH for cello quartet

11 JUL 11

GROOVES, LOOPS, & RIFFS - August 4th Free Concert

Waterside Plaza & Peppergreen Media present

Grooves, Loops, & Riffs– contemporary classics for amplified ensemble composed & performed by the power trio of

Patrick Grant – keyboards, guitar, & live electronics
Dan Cooper – 7-string electric bass & electronics
John Ferrari – drums & percussion

August 4, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 PM – FREE EVENT
Waterside Plaza, NYC (25th St. & the East River)

These three classically trained musicians give their unique take on this instrumentation in a concert of premieres and arrangements of their works. Knowing that “everything that rises must converge,” these composer/performers have a long history in seamlessly blending elements of serious contemporary music and popular music idioms into epic soundscapes propelled forward by driving, compelling rhythms.

This performance is the third presentation that Patrick Grant has created for Waterside Plaza. It is a FREE EVENT and is open to a public of all ages. Waterside Plaza’s East River location only adds to each and every event it hosts.

More iNFO at http://www.peppergreenmedia.com

30 JUN 11

POWER TRIOS - Make Music New York 2011

Photos by Jocelyn Gonzales and vidcaps

01 JUN 11

POWERS TRIOS - Make Music New York 2011 - TRAILER

More iNFO at: http://www.peppergreenmedia.com/MMNY2011.html

23 MAY 11

New German Documentary "But Life Goes On" Opens in Cinemas

a new documentary by
Karin Kaper & Dirk Szuszies
w/ original music by Patrick Grant

"Aber das Leben geht weiter (But Life Goes On)" - Filmmaker Karin Kaper tells the story of forced displacement of her mother’s family in a very personal way. The protagonists of the film are Edwarda Zukowska, her daughter Maria, her granddaughter Gabriela, Ilse Kaper, her sister Hertha and Karin Kaper. Supported with means by the Foundation of German-Polish Cooperation.


19 MAY 11

I Couldn't Think of Better Music for the Horrible Weather in NYC this Week...

DEATH from "Pestilence, War, Famine, & Death"
for cello quartet by Patrick Grant

Performed by Eric Edberg, Tish Edens, Dan Barrett, & Leo Grinhauz
Choreography & dance by Megan Sipe
Video artwork by Arman Armand Fernandez (1928-2005)

Part of "VermiCelli - a concert of multiple cellos" presented by The International Street Cannibals, May 15, 2011 at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, NYC
Score & parts at peppergreenmedia.com/​PWFD.html
(c) 2011 Peppergreen Media (ASCAP)          

09 MAY 11

MUSIC IN MAY - Performances on the 10th & the 15th...

MAY 10, 2011
New York, NY

Composers Concordance Meets Bruka Band
An Evening of New Music, Media, & Art

Composers Concordance and Bruka Band will join forces for an evening to explore a variety of angles to the art of performing today. The music traditions include classical, world, jazz, and hip-hop, the cultures of the Balkans, South and North America, interweaving art forms of music, literature, dance, visual projections and photography.

Composers Concordance and Bruka Band are two energetic, daring and diverse collectives of new music composers, performers and new art advocates.

For CBCB, they gather an exciting array of New York based musicians and artists including: Bruka Band’s Milica Paranosic, Margaret Lancaster, Jonathan Zalben, Rubens Salles, Richard Manoia,  Lauri Galbreath and Peter Christian Hall; and Composers Concordance’s Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Dan Barrett, Lynn Bechtold and Patrick Grant.

For this event the group will perform Patrick Grant's
"Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms"
for violin, cello, electric guitar, 7-string electric bass, & piano

May 10th at 8:00 PM

549 W 52nd St., 8th floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-1966

Tickets $5 at the door



MAY 15, 2011

New York, NY

"Pestilence, War, Famine, & Death"
a new piece for four cellos

Sunday, May 15, 2011 at St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery,

NYC, at 7:30 PM, concert premiere as part of
“VermiCelli - sundry instrumental combos with 20 celli”

+ works by Barrett, Cooper, Pehrson, Pritsker, and more,

with Grant arrangements of Vivaldi and The Who

presented by The International Street Cannibals
info: www.streetcannibals.com

23 APR 23

"Nada Prova Nada" by Gerald Thomas

Congratulations to friend & collaborator Gerald Thomas on his new book
"Nada Prova Nada"
coming out in Brazil later this year. Honored and moved
to have a Portuguese translation of my 2009 interview with Philip Glass
regarding GT's theater work as an introduction.

18 APR 11

"Pestilence, War, Famine, & Death" for four cellos slated for May 15 premiere...


12 APR 11

Upcoming Performance & Premiere

Composers Concordance Recordings record release party for

"The Chamber and Electronic Music
of Gene Pritsker"

live performances include
a sTRANGE mUSIC premiere:

"Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms"
for violin, cello, electric guitar, 7 string bass, & piano

Composers Concordance Records Release Party
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7:30pm
Tickets $20 (includes one drink)

85 Avenue A (b/w 5th & 6th)
New York, NY - (212) 777-1157


1. What Occurred in the Light goes on in the Dark
- Gene Pritsker
Dan Barrett - cello, Megan Sipe - dancer

2. I Can't Wait (premiere)
- Dan Cooper & Carolyn Kelly
Lynn Bechtold - violin, Dan Barrett - cello, Patrick Grant & Milica
Paranosic - piano, Gene Pritsker -
guitar, Dan Cooper - 7 string bass  

3. Songs of the World #11
- (premiere) - Milica Paranosic
Milica Paranosic - gusle and voice, Lynn Bechtold - violin,
Dan Barrett - cello, Gene Pritsker - rap & ciftelia,
Dan Cooper - 7 string bass, Paul Pouthier - percussion

4. Fracanapa and Oblivion
- Astor Piazzolla
Keve Wilson - oboe, Mat Fieldes - bass, Florian Hoefner - piano

5. Pure Imagination
- Leslie Bricusse
Keve Wilson - oboe, Mat Fieldes - bass, Florian Hoefner - piano

6. C17H21NO4
- Gene Pritsker
Lynn Bechtold - violin,  Dan Barrett - cello, Megan Sipe - dancer

7. Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms
 (premiere) - Patrick Grant
Lynn Bechtold - violin, Dan Barrett - cello, Patrick Grant - piano,
Gene Pritsker - guitar, Dan Cooper - 7 string bass

8. We Call Upon the Earth
- Gene Pritsker, text: Chinook Blessing
Charles Coleman - voice, Lynn Bechtold - violin, Dan Barrett - cello,
Patrick Grant - piano, Gene Pritsker - guitar, Dan Cooper - 7 string bass

9. Guillaume de Mash-up - Group Improvisation

01 APR 11


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27 MAR 11

"Complexo Sistema" in
Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

MAR 27, 2011
Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

de Enfraquecimento da

written & directed by
Ruy Filho
strange music by Patrick Grant
performed by
Cia. Antro Exposto

teatro santa rosa
Praça Rotary Club, 325
City Ribeirão, Ribeirão Preto
(16) 39161350


17 MAR 11

B1Ts+P1ECEs set up

12 MAR 11

Music Journeys: Patrick Grant

new works for solo performer

MAR 15, 2011
Syracuse, NY

W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts

Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
March 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $15 general public; $10 seniors;
free to all students and the Le Moyne community.
Tickets available at the door.
For more information, call (315) 445-4523


18 FEB 11

"THROATS" by Gerald Thomas Opens in London February 18

Photo: Fernanda Nalin - O Globo

Avant-garde writer and director Gerald Thomas sets up his Dry Opera Company in London.
The first production will be Throats, at the Pleasance Theater in Islington.
Throats will run from February 18 to March 27

01 FEB 11

Some Photos from the Composers Play Composers Marathon

PG performing "One Note Sampla for Tom Jobim" live at the marathon. Photo credit: J. Gonzales

Photos from the second set can be seen HERE

17 JAN 11

A Day of Antonio Carlos Jobim on WKCR 89.9 FM NYC

JAN 25, 2011- NYC Radio & Live Internet Broadcast

WKCR DJ Jassvan de Lima asked composer/performer Arthur Kampela to put together a group of composers to create their own free and personal musical arrangements based on Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim's work for broadcast.

Composers/participants include Arthur Kampela & Alexa, Clarice Assad, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Patrick Grant.

WCKR Web Site

More iNFO & Schedule

03 JAN 11

BAIT MAN at the XVIII Santiago a Mil International Festival

JAN 11 & 12, 2011

Santiago, Chile

XVIII Santiago a Mil
International Festival:


Conceived, Designed and Directed by Gerald Thomas
Original Music & Sound Design by Patrick Grant
Performed by Cia. dos Atores' Marcelo Olinto

An Intense Spectacle:
Marcelo Olinto, one of the founders of the Cia. dos Atores, will be seen here under the direction of the legendary Gerald Thomas to carry the torn and heartbreaking tale of a man who wants an end to the disasters that are befalling his body. "I'm hurt .. I'm hurt," he whispers, screams, anguished in the opening scenes. Thomas’ lighting and music by Patrick Grant help to give weight and energy to a piece both intense and disturbing."- XVIII Santiago a Mil International Festival


01 JAN 11

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