Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will open the 2022 Village Trip Festival with a musical procession beginning and ending at St. John’s in the Village (218 W 11th St. NYC) from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. The motorcade’s route will take them around Washington Square Park to Astor Place and back. They will make stops to engage the audience along the way. The procession will culminate in St. John’s Court with a premiere created for the festival and kick off the festival’s guitar marathon.
Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is an orchestra of guitarists and percussionists led by composer and performer Patrick Grant since its premiere at Winter Solstice 2011. Flexible in numbers, the musicians perform untethered original music via mini -portable amplifiers strapped to their shoulders. The project takes on aspects of spectacle informed by the tradition of urban street bands, avant-garde theater and early music. He takes music out into the world and seeks out transformative situations meant to change community conversation. Since its inception, the project has performed at music, film and theater festivals in the United States, Europe and Brazil. Photo: Bob Krasner
More information at www.tiltedaxes.com.
The Village Trip Festival 2022 announced a diverse program of cultural and artistic events, for the fourth Festival, during a launch party at Figaro Café on Bleecker Street in the West Village. The festival will showcase a solid roster of music, artistic achievement and spirited activism, in New York City’s historic downtown neighborhoods – from Washington Square Park to Tompkins Square Park.
“It’s really great news that The Village Trip is back – bigger than ever and reaching all the way to the East Village,” said Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, speaking at Café Figaro. “There’s so much amazing eclectic culture in this community, which block for block has more artistic history than almost any other place in America. It’s just wonderful, and I can’t wait to attend the festival.”
Festival programming will include jazz, rock and classical music performances, neighborhood and history walks, themed talks and panel discussions exploring critical issues such as human rights, action women’s politics and free speech, as well as an exhibition of local artists, and the return of David Amram as Village Trip Artist of the Year.
“Our goal is to bring the city to life – from west to east, and back again – with a rich slate of events that represent everything that has made downtown Manhattan a magnet for creativity and activism for over a century and a half,” added Liz Thomson and Cliff Pearson, co-artistic directors.
The Village Trip Festival 2022: A celebration of arts and activism with The Klezmatics and Joshua Nelson, Kerouac at 100, Tilted Axes and Suzanne Vega.
The two-week festival spanned Lower Manhattan, including West Village, Greenwich Village and East Village, from September 10 to September 24, 2022
All information about the festival on www.thevillagetrip.com