Music for moving electric guitars to introduce unlikely characters


On October 23, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will present a new performance procession titled Unlikely Characters in partnership with the 15th Annual HONK NYC! Festival in the East Village of New York. Tilted Axes is a group of guitarists and percussionists led by classically trained post-rocker Patrick Grant. They perform untethered original music through mini-amps strapped to their shoulders.

This event is part of [email protected] – celebrating the 10th anniversary season of Tilted Axes.

The show begins at 11th Street and Avenue B, and will stop along the way at various East Village landmarks to play music appropriate to the location. The show is free for the public and can be joined at any time during the course. They will end up completing the loop of the procession by returning to Avenue B to end the performance. See the Tilted Axes website for more information:

For the Honk NYC procession, Tilted Axes performs “Unlikely Characters”, a piece specially created for HONK NYC! The title comes from Robert Fripp’s quote: “Music wants so much to be heard that it sometimes calls on unlikely characters to give it voice and give it ears.”

Meet the Unlikely Characters of Tilted Axes – Elisa Corona Aguilar, Angela Babin, Jason Goldstein, Patrick Grant, John Halo, Alex Lahoski, Anthony Mullin, Chad Ossman, Kevin Pfieffer, Sean Satin, Dmitri Shapira, Jeremy D Slater: Electric Guitars – Jeremy Nesse: chapman stick – Dan Cooper: electric bass – jc (jon clancy), John Ferrari: percussion – Howie Kenty: asst. musical director – Christopher Caines: movement director – Jocelyn Gonzales: media producer – Gene Ardor, Harry Scott, Leslie Stevens: performance support

Tilted Axes is a Peppergreen Media project and is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. Our [email protected] Anniversary Season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Make Music New York, ASCAP Plus+ Awards, NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, Alchemical Studios, and Make Music New York, but especially thanks to the generous support of people like you. Please help us keep our performances and events free to the public whenever possible.

HONKNYC! is an artist-run organization that brings street band music and performing culture to New York audiences. HONKNYC! brings the tradition of music and performance from global street bands to audiences everywhere – in parks, in clubs, in schools and on the streets. “Honk NYC! brings together ensembles from around the world in an effort to rekindle enthusiasm for brass instruments in the city.” – New York Times –


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