Here's more about it:
Composer and producer Patrick Grant creates and leads a procession with dozens of electric guitarists through the East Village, with a special stop at The Alamo, the iconic Astor Place sculpture commonly referred to as The Cube. In 2014, The Alamo will be moved from its current location to another part of the plaza. To observe this occurrence, Grant introduces new repertoire that evokes the iconic guitar music that has scored sub-genre Wild West cinema. The event will be a moving, polyphonic sound cloud layered in compelling, electric rhythms to honor the season’s axial tilt.
Here's a video from last year's Tilted Axes procession…
Very cool idea. I happened upon this parade twice today, and it sounded great. Seemed to be more musicians this time around (maybe 30?), and the sound was tighter and groovier than the video from last year indicates. This kind of thing reminds me that there is still life in the East Village. Hope this tradition continues.
A couple of weeks ago there was also a small marching band, kind of New Orleans style, wandering around the East Village. Was great also.
- East Villager
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