Patrick Grant (composer)

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Patrick Grant (born 1963) is a Detroit-born American composer living and working in New York City.[1] His works are a synthesis of classical, popular, and world musical styles that have found place in concert halls, film, theater, dance, and visual media over three continents.[2] Over the last three decades, his music has moved from post-punk and classically bent post-minimal styles, through Balinese-inspired gamelan and microtonality, to ambient, electronic soundscapes involving many layers of acoustic and electronically amplified instruments.[3] Throughout its evolution, his music has consistently contained a "...a driving and rather harsh energy redolent of rock, as well as a clean sense of melodicism...intricate cross-rhythms rarely let up..."[4] Known as a producer and co-producer of live musical events, he has presented many concerts of his own and other composers,[5] including a 2013 Guinness World Record-breaking performance of 175 electronic keyboards in NYC.[6][7] He is the creator of International Strange Music Day (August 24)[8] and the pioneer of the electric guitar procession Tilted Axes.[9]


  1. ^ "Patrick Grant, Nonpop New Music Composer". Kalvos & Damian.
  2. ^ Chandarlapaty, Grace. "Creator of International Strange Music Day: An Interview with Patrick Grant". Exploring the Metropolis.
  3. ^ "Patrick Grant - Catalog of Works". Peppergreen Media. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  4. ^ Gann, Kyle (February 24, 1998). "New Music Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  5. ^ "ONE-TWO-THREE-GO! Concert Series". Strange Music Inc. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  6. ^ "Jed Distler's BROKEN RECORD World Premiere to Set Guinness Record for Largest Keyboard Ensemble, 6/21". Broadway World. June 7, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  7. ^ Diamond, Marla (June 21, 2013). "Record Set In Greenwich Village For Largest Keyboard Ensemble". CBS New York. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  8. ^ Leesman, Linda (Sep 26, 2007). "Weird Wide Web: International Strange Music Day, Oddmusic, Starving Weirdos, Strange Glue and many more". Houston Press.
  9. ^ Jackman, Michael (March 13, 2013). "Rocking in the Streets: The pioneer of the electric guitar procession brings the phenomenon home to Detroit". Metro Times.

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