01/23/2018

Xordox opens for The The in Dublin

TheThe_Admat_Dub_Guest-page-001JG Thirlwell‘s Xordox project will be opening for The The in Dublin on July 7 2018, as part of The The’s “comeback” tour. The The’s comeback dates coincide with the release of a triple album, Radio Cineola Trilogy : Cinema For The Ears. The The’s return to the concert stage has been hugely anticipated and dates have been selling out in minutes. JGT and The The’s Matt Johnson are long-time friends and colleagues.

The debut album by Xordox, Neospection, was released in July 2017 on Editions Mego. Tickets for the concert are available here.


12/31/2017

Tony Oursler’s “Sound Digressions : Spectrum”

Screen Shot 2017-12-31 at 10.37.03 AM“Sound Digressions : Spectrum” is a limited edition clear vinyl album produced by Gallerie Mitterand for Tony Oursler‘s sound installation of the same name. featuring JG Thirlwell, Tony Conrad, Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, Lee Ranaldo, Stephen Vitiello and Zeena Parkins. The album is a limited edition.

For the Sound Digressions series, Oursler worked separately with the seven performers and combined these recordings in a perpetually phasing, playback system. The resulting installations have the effect of a living, ever changing composition for the viewer. These musical performances, shot in 2005, were originally conceived as raw material for the seven-part series, based loosely on the relationship between sound and the color spectrum. The previous installation, Sound Digressions in Seven Colors was shown at NYEHAUS New York in 2005.


12/22/2017

freq_out 11 interactive online app

Screen Shot 2017-12-22 at 9.01.45 AMfreq-out is a sound art collective founded and curated by CM Von Hausswolff  in 2003, and it primarily creates site specific sound installations. JG Thirlwell has been a member of the group since its inception.

The latest iteration of freq_out is freq_out 11, designed for interactivity on the internet through the Copenhagen based online radio station The Lake. It consists of a web-mixer and twelve unique and looped minor compositions that may be heard separately or altogether, depending on the mixer faders positions and the web-composer (this being the person behind the computer of course).

Participating artists are  JG Thirlwell, Jana Winderen, Mike Harding, Maia Urstad, Permagnus Lindborg, BJ Nilsen, Christine Ödlund, Finnbogi Petursson, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Anna Ceeh & Franz Pomassl, Jacob Kirkegaard and Kent Tankred.

Carl Michael von Hausswolff created the concept for the web based version of freq_out and the web based mixer. The mixer was programmed and designed by Bjarke Rasmussen, and the project was facilitated by The Lake, aka Kasper Vang and Jan Stricker


12/21/2017

JG Thirlwell appears at Alan Vega tribute in NYC

Screen Shot 2017-12-21 at 8.11.52 AMJG Thirlwell will make a rare live appearance behind the mic, performing a song by Suicide at the Alan Vega tribute concert on January 25 2018 at Bowery Electric in NYC. Suicde’s Martin Rev will take part in the concert, as will The Cars Ric Ocasek (who produced Suicide’s 1980 sophomore album), Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Alan Vega’s son, Dante Vega, plus Kid Congo Powers (Cramps, Gun Club), Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Retrovirus), Cynthia Sley (Bush Tetras),  Peter Zaremba (The Fleshtones), Jon Spencer, Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds) and more. Jesse Malin and Mr. Pharmacist (Gregg Foreman) and the musical directors for the show. Tickets are available here.


11/21/2017

Limited edition JG Thirlwell art print

KayRock_JGT_siteWe are proud to announce the issuing of the first limited edition silkscreen print by JG Thirlwell, entitled Domoscape#1. 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. It is an edition of 150, but only 40 copies will be made available in the Foetus Shoppe.

UPDATE 11/25/2017
We have sold out of the 40 copies available from the Foetus Shoppe.
However, there are still some prints available from Kayrock, the company who made the screenprint. Kayrock’s price for the print is $60 and postage costs are higher. Apologies for the high postage costs of overseas, the Kayrock site is not operated by foetus.org. Click here to purchase the print from Kayrock while supplies last.

We hope to offer further prints in the future which will be sold exclusively from foetus.org

 


09/25/2017

JGT-scored “Time Beyond Place” installation opens in Oslo

AKS_COVER_+ANNEAnne Senstad‘s video installation work Time Beyond Place will open at the K4 Galleri, Københavngata 4 Oslo, Norway 0553 on Sept 29 2017 . The video is scored by JG Thirlwell and the show is curated by Bjørn Hatterud.Senstad’s video work presents a visual narrative of artists Ghada Da , Zahrah Alghamdi , Anne Katrine Senstad and Jameela Mater’s thematic engagements in Asiri cultural history. The initiative Time Beyond PlaceThe Cultural Bridge was established by Anne Senstad in Saudi Arabia as an all-women cross cultural art production platform examining ways of responding to preservation of cultural heritage, vernacular architecture, memory and domesticity through contemporary art practices.

08/01/2017

JG Thirlwell’s Cholera Nocebo in Paris

18835736_10155456854247148_7327277141207162060_nJG Thirlwell will be bringing his Cholera Nocebo project to Paris on September 28 2017 at the Fondation des Etats Unis cultural center at 15 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris.  The show will be presented  by the University of Chicago Center in Paris. The show will be at 8pm and admission will be free!

Cholera Nocebo is a 50 minute electro-acoustic presentation, performed  with software and sampling, autoharp, prepared piano and small electronic and acoustic objects and instruments. It is an immersive multi channel composition which allows for an elastic performance.  It is performed with a projection  of multiple time-lapse car journeys along the Long Island Expressway in NY which gives the illusion of hurtling into a void, culminating in footage that was shot in the blackout in Lower Manhattan which occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated NYC. The film was shot and edited by gea with additional footage by Sebastian Mlynarski.


07/09/2017

JGT’s Cholera Nocebo at Supersense in Melbourne

supersense350x350JG Thirlwell will be bringing his Cholera Nocebo project to the city of his birth, Melbourne Australia, for the Supersense Festival on August 19 2017. This performance will be the first time that Thirlwell has performed in Melbourne.

Cholera Nocebo is a 50 minute electro-acoustic presentation, performed  with software and sampling, autoharp, prepared piano and small electronic and acoustic objects and instruments. It is an immersive multi channel composition which allows for an elastic performance.  It is performed with a projection  of multiple time-lapse car journeys along the Long Island Expressway in NY which gives the illusion of hurtling into a void, culminating in footage that was shot in the blackout in Lower Manhattan which occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated NYC. The film was shot and edited by gea with additional footage by Sebastian Mlynarski.

Conceived as a “Pangaea” project, Cholera Nocebo is intended to be performed at least once on each continent. It has thus far been performed in Morocco at the Marrakech Bienale , Club Babylon in Istanbul, Stockholm at the “Art’s Birthday Party” Festival, the Lausanne Film Festival, Cafe Oto in London and at the Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart, Australia.

A 5.1 surround sound Cholera Nocebo album is being prepared for release on Ectopic Ents toward the end of 2017.

The Supersense Festival will also feature performances by Master Musicians of Jajouka, Pussy Riot, Spiritualized, Blonde Redhead, Stephen O’Malley, Oliver Coates, Keiji Haino, Acid Mothers Temple and many more.


06/08/2017

New JG Thirlwell project Xordox releases album on Editions Mego

a2720938157_10We are thrilled to announce to birth of JG Thirlwell‘s new musical project, Xordox. The premier release is an album entitled Neospection, which will be released on the Editions Mego label on June 30 2017 . Neospection is predominantly a synthesizer record, recorded at  Self Immolation studios in Brooklyn, although it also includes overdubs of Buchla and Serge synthesizer created during Thirlwell’s  residency at the legendary EMS Studio in Stockholm. The album features Noveller’s Sarah Lipstate on guitar on three of the eight tracks. You can stream the ‘single’ from the album, “Diamonds”, at Soundcloud.The CD and digital versions come with an extra track., the 16 minute long “Asteroid Dust”, and the vinyl version comes with a download code so the listener can have the whole album.

The album is available NOW for order at  the Foetus Shoppe. You can listen to previews and purchase it on CD, LP or digitally here.


05/03/2017

Manorexia t-shirt and tote bag available now!

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Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the Manorexia t-shirt. Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed instrumental project, the Manorexia shirt has a two color design, with white lettering on a gray mortar and pestle, making it a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or doctor visit. It is printed on a black Canvas brand soft cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL. Also available is the Manorexia tote bag, The handsome cotton tote bag features the Manorexia logo in white with a half-tone mortar and pestle on a black bag and is the perfect size for carrying vinyl, or anything else your heart desires. JG Thirlwell encourages you to use your tote instead of getting plastic shopping bags at your grocery store!
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.






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  • JG Thirlwell is a composer, producer, recording artist and performer based in Brooklyn NY. With a extensive body of work that spans more than 25 years, Thirlwell has performed under such aliases as Foetus (all incarnations), Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Xordox, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood, DJ OTEFSU, Garage Monsters, Flesh Volcano, Immaculate Consumptive, Clint Ruin and more. In addition, Thirlwell has produced, mixed and/or performed on vast quantities of recordings including many of the releases on Lydia Lunch's Widowspeak label and artists as diverse as The The, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Coil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arto Lindsay, Marc Almond, Swans and countless others. Today, Thirlwell continues to release new records and currently serves as the soundtrack composer for The Venture Brothers on Cartoon Network and Archer on FX.
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