Patrick Grant at Turtle Bay

January 25, 2013, 7:30-9:30pm
Turtle Bay Music School
244 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022 map
Free to the public

 

Guitar anti-hero

 

Composer-performer Patrick Grant performs excerpts from The Velcro Variations (2012) for electric guitar, keyboard, & electronics. Using the tools of classical compositional rigor and in-the-moment improvisation, the piece is a multi-movement journey that deconstructs and rebuilds the musical memes of rock and dispels theĀ  “guitar hero.” On “Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars,” he presents material created for this year’s Make Music Winter NYC procession that was performed on the streets of Lower Manhattan on Dec. 21st.