Archer, the animated satire which is scored by JG Thirlwell, has picked up its first Outstanding Animated Series Emmy on its third consecutive nomination in the category. The episode that clinched the trophy was “The Figgis Agency” , the first episode of Season Seven. Archer edged out stiff competition from last year’s winner Bob’s Burgers, as well as veterans The Simpsons, South Park and the wrapped Phineas and Ferb for the Emmy.
NORFOLK is a feature film directed by Martin Radich with musical score by JG Thirlwell. It will be having a short theatrical run in the UK on the following dates:
Norwich Cinema City Sep 21 2016 at 18.15 + Q&A.
Encounters, Bristol Watershed Sep 24 2016 at 11.30 + Q&A.
Manchester Home Sep 26 2016 at 18.10 + Q&A.
Nottingham Broadway Sep 29 2016 at 19.45 + Q&A.
Orkney West Side Cinema Oct 01 2016 at 19.45 + Q&A.
Glasgow GFT Oct 4 2016 + Q&A.
Edinburgh Filmhouse Oct 5 2016 at 18.10 + Q&A.
London ArtHouse Crouch End Oct 5 2016 at 20.00 + Q&A with producer Rachel Dargavel.
Adult Swim has announced that The Venture Bros. Season 6 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 4, 2016. The season features new musical score from JG Thirlwell throughout.
The cult hit series from creator Jackson Publick (The Tick) scored No. 1 rankings among adults and men 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49 for its timeslot when the hotly anticipated sixth season first aired earlier this year, after a 2 ½ year hiatus.
The home entertainment release contains all eight epic episodes from season six, plus the new-to-disc 2015 All This and Gargantua-2 45-minute special. Thirlwell’s musical score for this special was nominated for an Annie Award, the highest accolade in the field of animation.
Episodes included are: “Hostile Makeover,” “Maybe No Go,” “Faking Miracles,” “Rapacity in Blue,” “Tanks for Nuthin’,” “It Happening One Night,” “A Party for Tarzan” , “Red Means Stop” plus “All This and Gargantua-2“. Bonus material includes commentaries for every episode and deleted scenes.
JG Thirlwell has been invited to contribute a soundtrack to the Acoustic Cameras project. You can see and hear the results at here.
Acoustic Cameras, masterminded by Pierre Beloüin of Optical Sound, invites composers and sound artists to access webcams and surveillance cameras located around the world in real time. JG has scored a camera which is trained on a fluorescent light in Rzeszów, Poland.
You can find out more about Acoustic Cameras here
Cameras have also been scored by Die Form, Gilles Sonette, COH, Tony Wakeford, Fred Bigot, SFT, eRikm, Etienne Charry, Jarboe and more.
NB:Sometimes JGT’s camera feed cuts out, but if it does, the soundtrack should still be there.
On July 30 2016, JG Thirlwell will be performing the Lou Reed song “Men Of Good Fortune” at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors as part of an all-day celebration of Lou Reed curated by Laurie Anderson and Hal Willner entitled The Bells. Thirlwell will perform with a band comprised of Don Fleming (Gumball), Sal Maida (Roxy Music), Kenny Margolis, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez). Other guest singers performing in the same set include Joanaspolicewoman, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Jesse Malin, Kembra Pfahler, Felice Rosser, Harper Simon, Jon Spencer, Bush Tetras, JG Thirlwell, and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. The set begins at 11.30am.
The day will also include a Tai chi lesson with Master Ren GuangYi; Lou Reed DRONES: an immersive sound installation created from six of Lou Reed’s guitars and amps in a feedback loop; readings of Lou’s lyrics from Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Natasha Lyonne and many others; and a set of Lou’s love songs in the evening performed by the likes of Laurie Anderson, Anohni, Emily Haines, Mark Kozelek, Bill Laswell, Maxim Moston, Jenni Muldaur, Jane Scarpantoni, Jim White, John Zorn and many more.
The concert will take place in the Damrosch Park Bandshell on the grounds of Lincoln Center at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023 and admission is free.
We are excited to announce the release of JG Thirlwell‘s soundtrack to the Tony Oursler film, Imponderable. The film Imponderable is currently being exhibited as a “5-D” cinematic installation at the Museum of Modern Art (from Jun 18 2016 – Jan 8 2017). The 14 track soundtrack album is available now on CD (and soon digitally). The CD is packaged in a deluxe digipack with silver foil lettering and a 48 page color booklet containing stills from the film and images from Oursler’s archive of supernatural and occult phenomena. You can hear previews from the album here.
Tony Oursler is a renowned multimedia and video artist whose art covers a range of mediums. He and Thirlwell have collaborated on several other projects in the past, including Sound Digressions in Seven Colors (2006), and Oursler also produced acclaimed work for David Bowie, including videos and stage sets. Oursler’s works have been exhibited in many institutions including the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, MOCA Los Angeles, Hirshhorn Museum, Whitney Museum, Venice Bienale and elsewhere.
The album is available NOW exclusively from the Foetus Shoppe and at the Museum of Modern Art.
Jeffrey Zeigler will be performing Rubatosis, a composition for solo cello that he commissioned from JG Thirlwell, at the Rite Of Summer Music Festival on Governors Island NYC on June 25 2016. He will also perform pieces by Bryce Dessner, Paola Prestini, Andy Akiho and David T.Little. Performances are at 1pm and 3pm.
At the invitation of artist / musician Delia Gonzales, JG Thirlwell has created a sixty minute sound composition entitled Raven. The piece will be played at the Turm Glass Bar installation/ bar created by artist Eleonora Meoni, situated at the Liste Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland. June 14-19 2016, between 6pm and 7pm. Exclusive pieces have also been created by Ben Vida, Rose Kallal, Victoria Keddie, Drew McDowall & Hiro Kone, Heatsick, Andy Graydon, Bryce Hackford and others.
JG Thirlwell has created the original musical score for Tony Oursler’s feature-length film/installation Imponderable, which will be screened as an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from June 18 2016 until January 8 2017.
The original soundtrack album to Imponderable by JG Thirlwell will be released on Ectopic Ents in July 2016. It will be available from the Foetus Shoppe and at the Museum of Modern Art. It will be available on CD and digitally, and the CD will be packaged in deluxe digipack with silver foil lettering with a 48 page color booklet containing stills from the film and images from Oursler’s archive of supernatural and occult phenomena.
Tony Oursler’s Imponderable (2015–16) offers an alternative depiction of modernism that reveals the intersection of technological advancements and occult phenomena over the last two centuries. Presented in a “5-D” cinematic environment utilizing a contemporary form of Pepper’s ghost—a 19th-century phantasmagoric device—and a range of sensory effects, Imponderable is an immersive feature-length film inspired by Oursler’s own archive of ephemera relating to stage magic, spirit photography, pseudoscience, telekinesis, and other manifestations of the paranormal.
Tony Oursler is a multimedia and installation artist whose art covers a range of mediums working with video, sculpture, installation, performance and painting. He and Thirlwell have collaborated n several other projects in the past, including Sound Digressions in Seven Colors (2006).
JG Thirlwell will be performing his Cholera Nocebo project on June 17 2016 at the Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania, Australia on a bill with Chelsea Wolfe and Jarboe. The concert will take place at the Odeon Theater in Hobart.
In addition, Thirlwell will be performing three Cholera Nocebo shows in New Zealand:
Thursday 30th June, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch
Friday 1st July, Bar Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 2nd July, Whammy Backroom, Auckland
Tickets for the New Zealand shows are available here or instore at Slow Boat and RPM in Wellington, or Flying Out in Auckland.
These will be JG Thirlwell’s first ever appearances in Tasmania and New Zealand. Cholera Nocebo is an electro-acoustic presentation performed by JG Thirlwell with electronics, autoharp and objects incorporating musique concrete and electronic sound along with live instrumentation.
Thirlwell performs with a projection of a time-lapse car journey along the Long Island Expressway in NY, shot by gea*. JGT will finally be creating the Cholera Nocebo album later this year, in stereo and 5.1 surround sound.
Photo by Magda Blaszczuk