JG Thirlwell‘s Xordox project opened for The The at the gorgeous Beacon Theater in New York City on Sep 17 2018. The The’s date was in the middle of their Comeback Special tour, with The The head honcho Matt Johnson playing his first live dates in fifteen years.
For the Xordox set, Thirlwell was joined onstage by Simon Hanes on keys, and Sten Backman created the visuals that Xordox performed in front of.
JG Thirlwell‘s short film ‘Sonder‘ will be making its US premiere at the Roxy Underground Film Festival on Sep 24 2018. ‘Sonder’ was directed and scored by JG Thirlwell, and photographed by Sebastian Mlynarski. The Roxy Underground Film Festival series is led by pioneering indie filmmaker Amos Poe, alongside The Roxy Cinema’s Curator, Illyse Singer. Tickets are free with RSVP here. The Roxy Cinema is located at 2 6th Avenue, Cellar Level of The Roxy Hotel New York, NY 10013.
JG Thirlwell conducted a lecture and presentation on Aug 29 2018 at Monash University (Clayton Campus) in Melbourne, at the MPavilion Rotunda, presenting an overview of his music and sound practice along with a screening of his film his short Sonder. The presentation was concluded with a performance of JG Thirlwell’s composition for string quartet, ‘Narcolepsy‘, performed by Commons Quartet.
The Bang On A Can Allstars are headed to Australia, and they will be performing JG Thirlwell‘s “Anabiosis” composition in Sydney on August 25 2018 and in Melbourne on August 28 2018.
Bang On A Can commissioned Thirlwell to compose “Anabiosis” in 2006, and Thirlwell subsequently recorded his own version, which appeared on the Manorexia album Dinoflagellate Blooms. Thirlwell then adapted the piece for the Manorexia chamber ensemble. In 2015 Thirlwell reworked the piece for the Allstars, which by now had three new members in its ranks.
In Sydney, the Bang On A Can Allstars will perform as part of Extended Play, a 12-hour micro-festival that explores and celebrates new music in every format imaginable at the City Recital Hall. You may purchase tickets for the whole festival here, or just for the Bang On A Can Allstars performance here.
At the Melbourne Recital Hall, the Allstars will perform Thirlwell’s piece, along with pieces by BOAC founders David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, plus a piece by Philip Glass. Tickets for the Melbourne concert here.
Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the official Steroid Maximus t-shirt! Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed instrumental project and adapted from the Ectopia album design, the Steroid Maximus shirt is a three color design, printed on a “natural” (ie light cream) shirt. This gorgeous garment is a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or tropical vacation. It’s printed on a Next Level brand soft lightweight 100% cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL or XXXL, with a small quantity in lady’s baby doll small.
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.
Xordox will perform on October 6 2018 at the inaugural Adult Swim Music Festival in Los Angeles . The Festival stretches over then weekend of October 6 and 7, and includes performances by Run The Jewels, Zola Jesus, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Dan Deacon, T-Pain, Big Freedia, Mastodon, Com Truise, High On Fire and many more. The festival will be held at ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda st Los Angeles 90021. Single day or weekend pass tickets are available here.
For this iteration of Xordox, Thirlwell will be joined by long-time musical collaborator Simon Hanes (of Tredici Bacci) on additional keyboards. They will play in front of a visual backdrop created exclusively by Swedish artist Sten Backman. The Xordox album Neospection was released by Editions Mego and is available here.
The long-awaited season seven of Venture Bros will premiere on August 5, 2018 on Adult Swim / Cartoon Network. As usual, JG Thirlwell created the musical score for all ten episodes of the season, which is a particularly score-heavy season.
The Swans Oral History, Sacrifice and Transcendence by Nick Soulsby, is out now. JG Thirlwell was interviewed extensively for the book about his involvement with the group. Thirlwell regards Swans as one of the most important groups of the last thirty years, and has a long friendship with their leader Michael Gira. There has been a lot of cross-fertilization between the Swans and the Foetus live bands, with many musicians being members of both, including Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys, Ted Parsons and Vinnie Signorelli. In addition, Thirlwell started his Wiseblood project with former Swans drummer Roli Mosimann. The Swans song “Jim” from the album My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky is about Thirlwell. You can buy it now at Amazon or wherever good books are sold, as they say!
JG Thirlwell‘s Xordox project will play a long-awaited New York City show on July 2, 2018 at Secret Project Robot at 1186 Broadway in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
For this iteration of Xordox, Thirlwell will be joined by long-time musical collaborator Simon Hanes (of Tredici Bacci) on additional keyboards. They will play in front of a visual backdrop created exclusively by Swedish artist Sten Backman.
Opening act will be synth artist Faten Kanaan. Tickets are available here.
We are proud to announce the issuing of the second limited edition silkscreen print by JG Thirlwell, entitled Fomoscape #2. This gorgeous art piece is a signed and numbered four-color screen print in Thirlwell’s signature palette of black, red, white and gray. It is printed on French 100lb cover paper, and is 24″ x 18.” which makes it easy to place in a standard sized frame.You can order the print here
The artwork is in a very small edition of 65, but only 55 copies will be made available in the Foetus Shoppe, hence the price is slightly higher than the previous print. The print sells for $75.00 plus flat postage and packaging fee of $15 in the US, $20 in Canada and $26 in the rest off the world. Since the print ships in a tube by itself, when ordering the print you cannot order other items in the same shipment. Other items (CDs, T-shirts, vinyl, tote bags, digital) must be ordered separately.