Event is Part of Make Music Winter, a Free, Outdoor Music-Making Celebration in New York City on the Winter Solstice

Electric Guitar Procession
Photo Credit: Erik Gonzales

NYU Faculty Housing Happenings will host a Winter Luminaria with Tilted Axes as part of the annual Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration featuring over 12 participatory musical parades across New York City on the winter solstice, Friday, December 21.

Composer Patrick Grant
and Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars, in partnership with NYU Faculty Housing Happenings, present an evening of innovative musical performance featuring an electric guitar procession through Greenwich Village that begins and ends with a solstice soundscape in honor of Sasaki Garden set aglow with enchanting lights. The evening’s musical commission is titled “Cold Moon Consort” in reference to 2018’s winter solstice and the December full moon occurring within the same day. Arrive at Sasaki Garden at 5:00 pm and receive a small flashlight to participate in the spectacle and illuminate the performance route.

When and where:

Free and opent to the public, the electric guitar procession on Friday, December 21 begins with a solstice soundscape in Sasaki Garden accessed via 4 Washington Square Village, just north of Bleecker Street and west of Mercer Street, at 5:00 pm and wends its way throughout Greenwich Village before returning to the garden for the finale. Take the 6 train to Bleecker Street or B/D/F/M to East Houston Street-Lafayette Street.

How to join:

Just arrive at Sasaki Garden by 5:00 pm to receive a small flashlight to participate in the spectacle and illuminate the performance route!

About the Program Creator, Composer and Conductor:
Tilted Axes was created in 2011 for the inaugural Make Music Winter festival by Detroit-born, NYC-based composer/performer Patrick Grant. Tilted Axes cuts musical pathways through the urban landscape, turning neighborhoods into their own sonic narratives. Since its inception, Grant has produced a number of Tilted Axes processions in various cities upon three continents.

About NYU Faculty Housing Happenings:
NYU Faculty Housing Happenings include a per season open to the public event designed to celebrate our outdoor spaces on the superblocks headlined by Sasaki Garden, one of the finest modernist landscapes in the city. Recommended by the Superblock Stewardship Advisory Committee, these community-building activities are generously supported by Provost Katherine E. Fleming and organized by Erin Donnelly, community liaison, Office of Faculty Housing & Residential Services. Erin Donnelly has been orchestrating events, arts and cultural programming downtown and beyond since the aughts.

About Make Music Winter in New York City:

Make Music Winter in New York City, having completed its seventh consecutive season in 2017, is a free, outdoor musical celebration held each December 21 that turns audiences into music makers. With a diverse array of talent and themes, Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with over one dozen musical parades on the winter solstice. Make Music Winter in NYC is presented by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance and Make Music New York. For more information, visit makemusicny.org/winter.

Promotional images and map can be found at this website.

For more information, contact: Erin Donnelly, community liaison, NYU Office of Faculty Housing & Residential Services, erin.donnelly@nyu.edu or 646-997-9986.