The Strings and Things Podcast Crew
Host: Patrick Grant is a composer living and working in New York City. 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. 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. Known as a producer and co-producer of live musical events, he has presented many concerts of his own and other composers, including a 2013 Guinness World Record-breaking performance of 175 electronic keyboards in NYC. He is the creator of International Strange Music Day (August 24) and the pioneer of the electric guitar procession (Tilted Axes).
Producer: Jocelyn Gonzales is an independent audio producer and educator in New York City. She teaches sound design in the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is the area head for the first year undergraduate film program. She produces the weekly Music Popcast, The New York Times Book Review and Inside the Times podcasts for the New York Times, and is the technical director of Feet In Two Worlds, an award-winning ethnic journalism project that trains and mentors reporters in multimedia reporting and social media. She co-produces the Ippies Award winning Feet in Two Worlds podcast.
Peppergreen Media is a branch of composer Patrick Grant’s Strange Music Inc., a production company that takes the music a step further. Beyond being an ASCAP publishing affiliate, it produces audio, video, and other contempoary content for the internet. It has set Guiness Book World Records (largest electronic keyboard ensemble) and has created new artforms like Tilted Axes (the electric guitar procession).
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