NY Times review of TILT Brass’ performance of Richard Barrett’s music on June 24th!
“As typecasting goes, brass instruments have been assigned some of the juicier roles in music. But a new generation of players and composers is redefining the repertory and experimenting with different modes of expression. TILT Brass… [is] a force in this movement, dedicating itself to commissioning and performing new music for brass.”
Led by trombonist and composer Chris McIntyre, TILT Brass is a Brooklyn-based organization dedicated to creating new content and contexts for contemporary brass music by producing inventive concert programs, recording projects, and commissioning initiatives. It boldly positions itself as the vanguard presenter, educator, and advocate for new brass music in New York City. Founded in 2003 by McIntyre and Greg Evans, TILT primarily presents the work of living composers, having premiered over 40 compositions thus far. Its personnel includes many of the brightest stars from the local brass community in ensemble configurations ranging from solo and chamber groupings to experimental brass orchestra. TILT’s work is heard on releases by Tzadik, Non-Site, and POTTR. [more]