Composers:David Amram, Frank Brickle, Reyes Oteo, Akiva Daniel, Gene Pritsker, Victoria Bond, Gary Philo, Mark Delpriora, Richard Cameron Wolfe, Damon Ferrante, Richard Festinger, William Anderson, Klaus Ager, David Glaser, Harold Meltzer, Elie Yarden, Patrick Grant, Akemi Naito
Performance:St. John's in the Village
Date:12 July 2022
Performers:Oren Fader, Dan Lippel, William Anderson, Daniel Conant, Kevin Gallagher, John Chang, Adam Negrin, Federico Diaz, Noam Beili, Peter Argondizza, Liz Hogg, Francisco Roldan, Roberto Meza, Edison Pereira, Kyle Miller, Katherine Perleman, Alex DeSalvo, Diego Andrade, Jack Ward, Soprano Elizabeth Farnum Soprano Sharon Harms
a Guitar Marathon
September 10, 2022
4PM to 10PM
St. John’s in the Village
Eventbrite ticket link will be live by August 1
Celebrate the Kerouac centenary with the premiere of David Amram’s new Kerouac songs, commissioned for The Village Trip, entitled, “Ah Let’s Go Back to the Village”. Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars kicks off at 4PM. 20 classical guitarists wrap up, joining David Amram, who will jam on his Beat jazz standard, “Pull My Daisy”.
David Amram and his great friend Jack Kerouac caroused the Village in the 50s and 60s. David Amram is a living legend, well known for his lush filmscores for Elia Kazan’s Splendor in the Grass and Frankenheimer’s Manchurian Candidate. He was the first composer-in-residence for the NY Philharmonic during Bernstein’s tenure. Amram’s Kerouac settings, celebrating the Kerouac centenary, were commissioned for the Village Trip by the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. This guitar slam focuses on Village composers and Village poets, featuring the most brilliant and resourceful guitarists from the tri-state area.
Tilted Axes will kick it off with its orchestra of mobile electric guitarists, departing St. John’s in the Village at 2:30, performing a procession around Greenwich Village, bewitching the Villagers with new music soundscapes. Tilted Axes returns to St. John’s in the Village at 4 to launch the guitar marathon.
Amram remembering his times at Cafe Figaro with his friend Jack Kerouac –
Jack Kerouac, Masha, Kaléko, Louis Zukofsky, Gamel Woolsey, Hermann Melville, Djuana Barnes
David Amram, David Glaser, Harold Meltzer, Gene Pritsker, Akemi Naito, Elie Yarden, Victoria Bond, Patrick Grant
And works by
Gary Philo, Frank Brickle, Frank Brickle, Reyes Oteo, Daniele Akiva, Klaus Ager, Damon Ferrante, William Anderson, Mark Delpriora, Richard Festinger, Richard Cameron Wolfe.
Orquesta Meridional, William Anderson, Director
Tilted Axes, Patrick Grant, Director
Vox n Plux – guitarists Oren Fader, William Anderson & Soprano Elizabeth Farnum
Soprano Elizabeth Farnum
Soprano Sharon Harms
Juanjo Guillem, percussion
Guitarists, all comprising the guitar orchestra – Orquesta Meridional –
Oren Fader, Dan Lippel, William Anderson, Daniel Conant, Kevin Gallagher, John Chang, Adam Negrin, David Bradley, Marlon Olivera, Vinnie Loverme, Federico Diaz, Noam Beili, Peter Argondizza, Liz Hogg, Francisco Roldan, Roberto Meza, Edison Pereira, Kyle Miller, Katherine Perleman, Alex DeSalvo, Diego Andrade, Jack Ward
Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars, Patrick Grant, Director –