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SHIFT - a slight change in position, direction, or tendency.

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UPDATED APR 17: * Review - The Huffington Post
* Review - Artist View * Review - The Wall Street Journal * Review - PROG Magazine (UK) * Review - RARAs Farm Rock Music Blog *Review - Infrared Magazine * Interview - CMUSE: Classical Musicians Everywhere *Review - BlogCritics * Review - DMME Ontario * Review - Stitched Sound * Review - Quiet Lunch * Review - CMUSE: Classical Musicians Everywhere * Review - Made in Metal (Spain) * Review - Modern Mystery * Review - (Dropping) Weird Science * Review - Music News (UK) * Review - Subba-Cultcha * Review - iO Pages Magazine (Netherlands) * Interview - The MMiXdown * Review - antiMusic * Review - The Music Site * Review - Swept Media Magazine * Review - Modern Fix * Review - Sensible Reason * Review - Viral Pirate * Review - RocknRoll Rehab * Interview - Prog Sphere * Review - Audible Addixion * Review - The Static Din * Review - No Depression * Review - Jerry Lucky's Progressive Rock Files * Review - Music Street Journal * Review - East Coast Rocker * Review - WithGuitars Ezine * Feature - Ryze-Up Magazine * Review - Harlton Empire * Feature - CelebMix * Review - The Scene Magazine * Review - YouTube Video * Review - Yeah I Know It Sucks * Review - The Rock Rag * Review - Almost Real Things * Review - Short & Sweet LA * Review - Prog Sphere * Review - Obscure Sound * Review - Short & Sweet NYC
* Interview - Fireworks Magazine UK * Review - 11 is Louder Than 10
* Review - New Noise Magazine * Review - The Big Takeover * Review - MoxiPop * Feature - Truth in Shredding * Review - Moshville Times * Review - Abort Mag * Review - Sputnik Music * Review - Progstravaganza * Review - Rocking Charts * Review - Guitar Sphere * On NPR and NewSounds

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Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

01. Shapes 1
02. Circulation in G Maybe
03. Tilted Axes Theme
04. Pedal Swells
05. Theme Variation
06. Rivera Court
07. Techno Tilt
08. Kneadle Variation
09. Asciae Obliquiae (Anthem)
10. Alamo Tilt
11. Polymetric Patterns
12. Beaubien Blues
13. Corridor 84 + Krimson Coda
14. Shapes 2
15. Tuanna Claonta
16. Harmonic Revolutions
17. The Sound of Burning Chairs


Electric Guitars
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Patrick Grant, Matt Grossman, Daniel Reyes Llinas, John Halo, Randolph Hudson III, Reinaldo Perez, Nick Didkovsky, Gene Pritsker,
Howard Glazer, Anthony Mullin, Larry Simon

Chapman Stick:
Jeremy Nesse

Electric Bass:
Dan Cooper, Patrick Grant

Drums & Percussion:
John Ferrari, Cesare Papetti

Produced by Patrick Grant

Recorded at John Kilgore Sound NYC, Peppergreen Media NYC, and the Ferrari Factory NJ

Recording engineer for Kilgore sessions: Garry Rindfuss
Guitar and amp consultant for Kilgore sessions: Nick Didkovsky

Mixed at Mercy Sound Studios NYC
Mixing engineer: Garry Rindfuss

Mastered by Sheldon Steiger

Tilted Axes logo revamp by Eric Iverson

All titles by Patrick Grant except for Track 8 & Track 13 which include variations on material by Robert Fripp and used by permission of Discipline Global Mobile (DGM)

All titles published by Peppergreen Media (ASCAP)

Thanks & Acknowledgements: Aaron Friedman (Make Music New York), D'Addario Strings & Planet Waves, Danelectro, David Singleton (DGM), Electro-Harmonix NYC, Frank Sheldon, Korg USA/Vox Amps, James Gill (Mercy Sound), Jocelyn Gonzales (audio consultation), Michael Spudic & Cia Toscanini (ASCAP), Rivington Guitars NYC, Robert Fripp, Tony Geballe, Vasko Dukovski, and not to forget: Max & Melody

© Peppergreen Media, 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a sponsored project of FRACTURED ATLAS, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Individuals may donate by credit card at the following link: DONATE




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OCTOBER 31st
TILTED AXES
to be featured in the
2016 NYC Village Halloween Parade




Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars has been invited to perform at the NYC Village Halloween Parade as a featured act.
The VHP is the largest event of its kind in the nation with an annual estimated audience of 250,000. The event will be broadcast in the Tri-State Area.

They said, “You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.”

The man replied, “Things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar.”

And they said then, “But play, you must,
A tune beyond us, yet ourselves,

A tune upon the blue guitar
Of things exactly as they are.”

— Wallace Stevens


Composer & Director: Patrick Grant

Guitars: Gene Ardor, Bruce Arnold, Angela Babin, Aileen Bunch (Philadelphia), Elisa Corona, Sudeip Ghosh, Matt Grossman, John Halo, Michael Joseph (Philadelphia), Howie Kenty, Anthony Mullin, Chad Ossman, Kevin Pfeiffer, Gene Pritsker, Sean Satin

Chapman Stick: Jeremy Nesse

Bass: Sarah Metevier Schadt (Chicago)

Percussion: John Ferrari, Cesare Papetti, Marlon Cherry

Standard Bearers: Jocelyn Gonzales, Harry Scott

Satellites: Reinaldo Perez, Leslie Stevens, & more TBA

TILTED AXES' appearance at The 2016 NYC Village Halloween is made possible through the support of The NYC Village Halloween Parade, Peppergreen Media, Korg USA & VOX Amps, the ASCAP Plus Awards, and Alchemical Studios.

TILTED AXES: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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JULY 2016

Album mastering completed. Even the building was tilted. Release news coming soon!



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FEB-JUN, 2016

Studio Work: Tracking, Mixing, Mastering




studio work and project completions of all sorts, long time coming.


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~ Expanding in 2017 ~




Tilted Axes: Imaginary Planets
More iNFO TBA


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TILTED AXES: SÃO PAULO
Música para Guitarras Ambulantes
NOV 25-
NOV 29
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The 3rd Música Estranha
International Exploratory Music Festival




Você toca guitarra e se vê em uma apresentação diferente e única, pelas ruas de São Paulo? Então acesse agora mesmo o link abaixo e veja como participar da oficina 'Tilted Axes: Música para Guitarras Ambulantes', proposta pelo compositor e músico americano Patrick Grant. Uma combinação inusitada de música contemporânea, música para teatro e performance de rua. Inicia-se em formato de workshop, culminando em apresentações.

Oficina nas manhãs de 24 até 27 de novembro, em São Paulo. Performances dias 28 e 29 de novembro, também em SP.

São somente 12 vagas. Inscrições gratuitas até 14 de novembro. É bom correr!


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TILTED AXES @ Village Halloween Parade Oct. 31st





Front row: Reinaldo Perez, Natalia de Campos, Cesare Papetti, Patrick Grant, Gael S. Grant, Marlon Cherry, Gene Ardor. Back row: Michael Joseph, Dan Cooper, Jeremy Nesse, Leslie Stevens, Jocelyn Gonzales, Aileen Bunch, Rob Knevels, Steve Carter, John Lovaas, Angela Babin, John Halo, Kevin Pfeiffer, Sarah Metievier Schadt, Daniel Reyes Llinas, Chad Ossman, Matt Grossman.



"Monster Riffs & Creepy Chords"


"The children of the night! What music they make!" - Dracula (1931)


Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
(http://peppergreenmedia.com/tiltedaxes.html) has been invited to be a part of NYC's world famous Village Halloween Parade (http://halloween-nyc.com/) and for 2015 is bringing back the classic no-holds-barred big-time Tilt.

For more iNFO, send an email to: tiltedaxes@peppergreenmedia.com

Performers
COMPOSER & DIRECTOR: Patrick Grant
GUITAR: Gene Ardor, Angela Babin, Aileen Bunch (Philadelphia), Matt Grossman, John Halo, Michael Joseph (Philadelphia), Rob Knevels (Detroit), Daniel Reyes Llinas, John Lovaas (Chicago), Chad Ossman, Reinaldo Perez, Kevin Pfeiffer
CHAPMAN STICK: Jeremy Nesse
BASS: Dan Cooper, Sarah Metevier Schadt (Chicago)
PERCUSSION
: Cesare Papetti (groove leader), Marlon Cherry, Gael Grant (Detroit)
TILT MANAGER & FRAMING DEVICES: Steve Carter
STANDARD BEARERS: Jocelyn Gonzales, Harry Scott
SATELLITES: Natalia de Campos, Leslie Stevens


New York's Village Halloween Parade is an annual holiday parade and street pageant presented on the night of every Halloween in New York City's Greenwich Village. Stretching more than a mile, this cultural event draws two million in-person spectators, more than sixty thousand costumed participants, dancers, artists and circus performers, dozens of floats bearing live bands and other musical and performing acts, and a world-wide television audience of one hundred million. The Village Halloween Parade, initiated in 1974 by Greenwich Village puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee, is the world's largest Halloween parade and the only major nighttime parade in the United States.

The parade has been featured in many national magazines and travel guides, and has been a subject of study by leading cultural anthropologists. According to The New York Times, "the Halloween Parade is the best entertainment the people of this City ever give the people of this City."

TILTED AXES
' appearance at the Village Halloween 2015 is made possible through the support of The Village Halloween Parade, Korg USA & VOX Amps, GAMA - Discover Guitar, Electro-Harmonix, The ASCAP Plus Awards, and Alchemical Studios.



Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a sponsored project of FRACTURED ATLAS, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Individuals may donate by credit card at the following link: DONATE


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TILTED AXES @ CONCERT OF COLORS IN THE PRESS



Here's a collection of some of the press and photo coverage that came out of it (videos & recordings asap):

FLICKR Photos - TILTED AXES @ Concert of Colors - photos are all downloadable - credit: Jocelyn Gonzales
Dress Rehearsal in the Funk Lab at United Sound: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimba2/sets/72157653692200003
CofC - Tilt 1 - July 11: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimba2/sets/72157653722014784
CofC - Tilt 2 - July 12: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimba2/sets/72157656035775272

IXITI - The Experience Engine - Interview with PG of Tilted Axes
http://www.ixiti.com/20150707447/stories/detroit-music-takes-the-stage-at-the-concert-of-colors/

DETROIT FREE PRESS - Coverage of the Concert of Colors w/ Tilted photos:
http://www.freep.com/picture-gallery/entertainment/2015/07/13/concert-of-colors-series-finale-featuring-don-was/30101333/

OAKLAND PRESS - Revue of Don Was' All-Star Revue w/ Walk Thru Walls (members of Tilted Axes)
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150713/review-don-was-revue-electrifies-mojos-legacy-at-concert-of-colors

The adventure continues. With the completion of our this project, we are already planning the next events for the 2015-2016 in the USA and abroad.
Thanks again to everyone who made this recent work possible and a reality. Count on us moving forward and hoping to see you at our next Tilt.
We can be anywhere!

TILTED AXES: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
Web page: http://www.tiltedaxes.com/tiltedaxes.html
Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/tiltedaxes
Follow us on Twitter @tiltedaxes

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JULY 11-12, 2015
Detroit, MI


TILTED AXES DETROIT
Music for Mobile Electric Guitars
CONCERT OF COLORS 2015





On July 11, Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will be performing and processing in the vicinity of the Wolverine Outdoor Stage from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. At approximately 6:45 pm, Tilted Axes will take the stage to officially premiere one of the new pieces commissioned by the Concert of Colors 2015.

On July 12, Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will be performing and processing in the vicinity of the Wolverine Stage from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. A special finale is being planned for somewhere in the neighborhood.

Performers
COMPOSER & DIRECTOR: Patrick Grant
GUITAR: Jeff Adams, Sean Biggs, Aileen Bunch (Philadelphia), Jude Closson, James Keith La Croix, Erik Grant,
Eric Iverson, Bob Kaufman, Rob Knevels, John Lovaas (Chicago), James McGlinnen, Chris McGorey
BASS: Dean Western, Sarah Metevier Schadt (Chicago)
PERCUSSION: Skeeto Valdez (groove leader), Gael Grant, Jocelyn Gonzales (NYC)

TILT MANAGER & FRAMING DEVICES: Beth Landry
STANDARD BEARERS: Irina Goldman, TBA
SATELLITES: Emma McGlinnen, Diane McGorey
TILTMOBILE: Sally Omally Schroeder


Performer Bios

More iNFO @ www.concertofcolors.com


TILTED AXES' appearance at the Concert of Colors 2015 is made possible through the extra support of The Dearborn Community Arts Council, GAMA - Discover Guitar, Korg USA & VOX Amps, Midtown Detroit Inc., Showtime Clothing Detroit, United Sound Systems Recording Studios,and the ASCAP Plus Awards.



Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a sponsored project of FRACTURED ATLAS, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Individuals may donate by credit card at the following link: DONATE



The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity music festival. It is produced by the Arab American National Museum with partners Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS, Midtown Detroit Inc. and University of Michigan – Detroit Center. The goal of this five-day festival is uniting metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups by presenting musical acts from around the world. Over its 23-year history, the festival has become a artistic highlight of metro Detroit’s summer festival season, and one of the few free-admission music festivals remaining locally.

World music, including the indigenous music of the Motor City, is the major focus of the Concert of Colors, but not the only focus. The festival also offers ethnic food and merchandise vendors and an annual Forum on Community, Culture and Race, which examines the role of arts and culture in overcoming racial and ethnic barriers.

The Concert of Colors was established by Ismael Ahmed – then head of the Dearborn, Michigan-based human services organization ACCESS – and New Detroit in 1993 as a one-day event at Chene Park on Detroit’s riverfront. The inaugural event drew a modest crowd to Chene Park, but by 1999, some 10,000 music lovers were coming out each year. The festival expanded to three days in 2001, when it was part of the official festivities for Detroit’s 300th birthday, drawing an audience of 100,000. In recent years, annual attendance at the Concert of Colors has been about 80,000.

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July 12, 2015

One Night Only!


Photo: John Thiry - Editing: Eric Iverson

WALK THRU WALLS

TILTED AXES DETROIT
members Eric Iverson, Patrick Grant, Jude Closson, & Dean Western reform the original WALK THRU WALLS new wave band as part of the DON WAS DETROIT ALL-STAR REVUE 2015 CONCERT.

This year's revue honors 80s Detroit radio personality THE ELECTRIFYING MOJO whose on-air journey of musical and social development shaped a generation of music-lovers in Detroit and throughout southeastern Michigan and Canada and was of importance to the development of Detroit techno.


Presented by
The Concert of Colors


Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI
8 PM


More iNFO TBA


WALK THRU WALLS was a new wave band on the Detroit scene from 1981-1984. The nucleus of the group was songwriters Patrick Grant (synthesizers & vocals) and Eric Iverson (guitar & vocals). Grant is a composer and performer living in NYC since 1985 and is the creator of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars. His work history includes John Cage, the Philip Glass studio, Billy Joel & Quincy Jones, avant-garde theatre visionaries Robert Wilson, The Living Theatre, and he is currently an active member in The Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists lead by Robert Fripp. Iverson is an artist, musician, and programmer from Detroit. His other musical collaborations over the years include creating techno music with Ex Machina, making effects pedals with Red Panda, and he is also a founding member and regular performer with the Detroit branch of Tilted Axes. Dean Western (electric bass) has been playing in Detroit bands for over thirty years. He has had the pleasure of working with many creative and dedicated people during this time and is pleased to be a part of this event. Jude Closson (percussion) has played drums and guitar with rock/alternative bands in the Detroit area since the 80s. He started out on drums with new wave group Walk Thru Walls and moved on to many other punk/rock groups and into the present day with Celtic Rock group Bill Grogan’s Goat. WTW thanks everybody involved.

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APR 01, 2015
New York City, NY

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars'
TILT CORE ~ STUDIES IN MOTION & VELOCITY
Music for a Theater Space



Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00 PM
Alchemical Theatre Laboratory
104 W 14th Street, New York City
House opens at 7:45 - $5 at door

Performers: Patrick Grant, Dan Cooper, Matt Grossman, John Halo, Jeremy Nesse, Cesare Papetti, Reinaldo Perez, & Daniel Reyes-Llinas

TILT CORE is an ensemble drawn from the larger group of NYC performers in TILTED AXES: MUSIC FOR MOBILE ELECTRIC GUITARS as a means to explore and experiment with new material. Its smaller size, 5-9 members, enhances musical and practical possibilities. Outside of the larger processional projects, Tilt Core is a more agile and easily presentable ensemble as well a its members serving as the creative catalysts for future Tilted Axes work.

STUDIES IN MOTION & VELOCITY is a performance inside of a theater. This gives the group an opportunity to use the space in a combination of mobile and stationary formations. They will perform new music as well as other pieces from the Tilted repertoire in the form of a narrative. This is the challenge.

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MAR 20, 21, & 22
Royal Oak & Detroit, MI

TILTED AXES
DETROIT:
Music for Mobile Electric Guitars




Upcoming Tilted Axes: Detroit Shows Previewed in the Metro Times



Tilted Axes to Return to Detroit — and Royal Oak?

By Michael Jackman

"...Tilted Axes? It's the brainchild of Detroit native and New York experimental composer Patrick Grant, a procession of electric guitars playing compositions in public places. Grant has brought the performance, which he's staged in Germany and New York, to Detroit's Cultural Center, and returned last year for the city's 313th birthday.

This year he's back, and his choices are even more interesting, in that he's chosen to participate in larger events that perhaps match the creative spirit of his endeavor. 

The axes will be rocking in the Detroit area for three days this March, including March 22, at the Marche du la Nain Rouge (this iteration of Tilted Axes will become the decidedly Francophone "Haches Incliné"), adding to the insurrectionary spirit of the event. His schedule also includes the Bestest Concert Ever IV, on March 21, at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, and something called the Equinox Procession in downtown Royal Oak on March 20…"

Read the full article HERE

Friday, March 20 - Equinox Procession
Downtown Royal Oak - various locations

Pop-up performances in the evening
If you're there, you won't miss us!
#tiltedaxes for our location

Saturday, March 21 - 4th Annual The Bestest Concert Ever
5:00-8:00 PM - Royal Oak Farmers Market

316 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI
w/Horse Cave Trio, Motor Honey, Candy Band, Evenin' Gentlemen
Activities Include: Rockin the Red Carpet photos, Crazy Hair Salon, Zany Face Painting and a haute couture dress-up station. You can also get your hand immortalized in wax with Creative Arts Studios or play all the instruments you can imagine at the Mccourts Musical Petting Zoo. New this year is Gem Mining with the Miners Den!! Also play games with the Royal Oak High School Drama Club and Band Boosters!! Hungry and thirsty? There will also be some super yummy food available for purchase including Detroit BBQ, Treat Dreams and The Market Cafe. Milking It Productions will also be on hand with their famous AXL Pale Ale and BRIK Red Ale for the over 21 set. $5 admission - kids welcome
FB event page: http://tinyurl.com/pfrlou8

Sunday, March 22 - Marche du Nain Rouge
1:00-3:00 PM - Midtown Detroit

Beginning at Traffic Jam & Snug (Canfield & 2nd Ave.)
Ending at the Detroit Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St.
Procession route map: http://tinyurl.com/k4ecvlg
Supposedly, for 300 years, on the Sunday after the Vernal Equinox, Detroiters have celebrated liberation from the Nain Rouge, the fiendish embodiment of all that holds us back. Revelers dressed in costume converge at or near Cass Park and hope for better things for Detroit’s future, celebrating whatever is good and working in the city: happiness, success and freedom from the antagonism of the Nain in the new year. Unfortunately, on occasion, the Nain Rouge is able to manifest, and reveals himself to the revelers, taunting them with tales of his evil machinations and plans meant to bring the city down. Just in case, revelers are advised to come in disguise, so the Nain can’t exact revenge.
More info at: http://marchedunainrouge.com/

Performers include: Patrick Grant (NYC), Paula Messner, Skeeto Valdez, Howard Glazer, Rick Matle, Jeff Adams, Erik Gustafson, Bob Kaufman, Chris McGorey, Dean Western, Eric Iverson, Gael Grant, James McGlinnen, John Halo (NYC), John Lovaas (Chicago), Jude Closson, Rob Knevels, Sarah Metevier (Chicago), Erik Grant, Sean Biggs, and others TBA

Tilted Axes: Detroit 2015 is powered by the help and support of VOX amps, KORG/USA, Discover Guitar, Peppergreen Media (ASCAP), Strange Music Inc., Candy Band, Showtime Detroit, The Metro Times, McCourt’s Music Royal Oak, & The Detroit School of Rock and Pop




TILTED AXES: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

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.

Inspired by his background in gamelan music and vanguard theater work, classically-trained post-rocker Grant conceived of Tilted Axes in 2011 as part of Make Music Winter, an event which transforms New York’s cityscape with participatory musical parades in honor of the winter solstice. Tilted Axes was a way of untethering the electric guitar from both heavy stage amps and traditional band structures, as well as bringing live music directly to its audience.

The guitarists of Tilted Axes perform original compositions written specifically for the event by Grant as well as those from the Tilted repertoire, using portable amplifiers strapped to their sides as they walk through the city streets. The outdoor procession of musicians moves along predetermined routes in selected areas, in honor of an event, landmark, or organization unique to that community.

Since its inception, Tilted Axes has evolved as a project with multiple incarnations in New York, Detroit, and Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2015 the project will manifest itself in performances in the USA, Europe, and South America.

The musical pieces themselves, with their interlocking sections, make room for many kinds of genres and grooves. A democratic approach to interpretation allows the musicians - soloists, rhythm players, and percussionists - to shine in an ensemble of uncommon textural power. Flexible in number, Tilted Axes adapts itself to the environment or occasion, and feeds on the energy of a constantly shifting audience.

Tilted Axes cuts musical pathways through the urban landscape, turning neighborhoods into sonic narratives. As a form of street theater, the ensemble brings potent, ecstatic riffs, and an element of surprise, to an unsuspecting public. Tilted Axes is always in motion; striding in, rocking out, and moving on. Above all: it rocks.

"Music in urban spaces? We
are the Urban Spacemen!" - from a 2012 interview

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JAN 28, 2015
New York City, NY




Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars'
TILT CORE ~ STUDIES IN MOTION & VELOCITY
Music for a Theater Space

Wednesday, January 28th at 8:00 PM
Alchemical Theatre Laboratory
104 W 14th Street, New York City
House opens at 7:30 - $5 at door

Performers: Patrick Grant, Dan Cooper, Matt Grossman, John Halo, Randolph Hudson III, Jeremy Nesse, Cesare Papetti, Reinaldo Perez, & Daniel Reyes-Llinas

TILT CORE is an ensemble drawn from the larger group of NYC performers in TILTED AXES: MUSIC FOR MOBILE ELECTRIC GUITARS in 2014 as a means to explore and experiment with new material. Its smaller size, 5-9 members, enhances musical and practical possibilities. Outside of the larger processional projects, Tilt Core is a more agile and easily presentable ensemble as well a its members serving as the creative catalysts for future Tilted Axes work.

STUDIES IN MOTION & VELOCITY is a performance inside of a theater. This gives the group an opportunity to use the space in a combination of mobile and stationary formations. They will perform new music as well as other pieces from the Tilted repertoire in the form of a narrative. This is the challenge.

Facebook Event Page

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TILTED AXES: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

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.

Inspired by his background in gamelan music and vanguard theater work, classically-trained post-rocker Grant conceived of Tilted Axes in 2011 as part of Make Music Winter, an event which transforms New York’s cityscape with participatory musical parades in honor of the winter solstice. Tilted Axes was a way of untethering the electric guitar from both heavy stage amps and traditional band structures, as well as bringing live music directly to its audience.

The guitarists of Tilted Axes perform original compositions written specifically for the event by Grant as well as those from the Tilted repertoire, using portable amplifiers strapped to their sides as they walk through the city streets. The outdoor procession of musicians moves along predetermined routes in selected areas, in honor of an event, landmark, or organization unique to that community.

Since its inception, Tilted Axes has evolved as a project with multiple incarnations in New York, Detroit, and Düsseldorf, Germany. In 2015 the project will manifest itself in performances in the USA, Europe, and South America.

The musical pieces themselves, with their interlocking sections, make room for many kinds of genres and grooves. A democratic approach to interpretation allows the musicians - soloists, rhythm players, and percussionists - to shine in an ensemble of uncommon textural power. Flexible in number, Tilted Axes adapts itself to the environment or occasion, and feeds on the energy of a constantly shifting audience.

Tilted Axes cuts musical pathways through the urban landscape, turning neighborhoods into sonic narratives. As a form of street theater, the ensemble brings potent, ecstatic riffs, and an element of surprise, to an unsuspecting public. Tilted Axes is always in motion; striding in, rocking out, and moving on.

The process is simple: When a festival or other institution wishes to stage a Tilted Axes event, a call is put out to local guitarists to apply to participate. When an ensemble is selected from the applicants, they are given via MP3s and PDFs the music to be performed at the event so they can learn it in advance.

A week before the event, Grant arrives with members of Tilt Core (see below) and rehearses the local musicians in the various techniques of musical performance, improvisation, and staging that make up the procession itself.

A procession route within the host city is predetermined. The routes often include city squares, centers of transportation, and indoor structures like museums. The procession is accompanied by posters and placards which let the public know more about the event, sponsors, the hosting organization, and its purpose.

Above all: it rocks.

TILT CORE is an ensemble drawn from the larger group of NYC performers as a means to explore and experiment with new material.

Its smaller size, 5-9 members, enhances musical and practical possibilities. Outside of the larger processional projects, Tilt Core is a more agile and easily presentable ensemble as well a its members serving as the creative catalysts for future Tilted Axes work.

More iNFO at ~
https://www.facebook.com/tiltedaxes

Contact: tiltedaxes@peppergreenmedia.com

Tilted Axes and Tilt Core are powered by VOX amps through the help of KORG/USA and Discover Guitar

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TILTED AXES - SELECTED PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Tilted Axes: Düsseldorf - Sep. 13, 2014

Tilted Axes: Detroit (313) - Jul. 19, 2014

Tilted Axes NYC (Asciae Obliquiae) - Jan. 5, 2014

Tilted Axes NYC (The Alamo's Last Stand) - Dec. 21, 2013

Tilted Axes Detroit (What's the Big Idea?) - Mar. 20, 2013

Tilted Axes NYC (Tilted Variations) - Dec. 21, 2012

Tilted Axes NYC (Make Music Winter) - Dec. 21, 2011


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