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.


04/20/2017

JGT DJ’s RSD

Screen Shot 2017-04-19 at 11.20.53 PMJG Thirlwell very rarely DJ these days, but he will be doing a short set at Rough Trade NYC in Williamsburg for the webite Talkhouse on Saturday April 22 2017 in honor of Record Store Day. DJ sets will also be supplied by A Sunny Day in Glasgow / Showtime Goma’s Jen Goma, Ian Williams of Battles, Vagabon, Jonny Pierce of The Drums and Mario Andreoni of !!!.


03/23/2017

JGT’s Cholera Nocebo Live at Roulette NYC on May 30 2017

Screen shot 2014-03-29 at 4.51.20 PMJG Thirlwell‘s Cholera Nocebo project will make it’s North American debut in a special surround sound concert  at Roulette on May 30 2017. Tickets are available here.

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.

 


03/22/2017

James Ilgenfritz releases Thirlwell composition for solo contrabass

a1596461489_10JG Thirlwell was commissioned by James Ilgenfritz to write a composition for solo contrabass. The piece, entitled “Xigliox“, has finally been recorded and will be released on Ilgenfritz’s second solo album, Origami Cosmos on Infrequent Seams on March 24 2017. “Xigliox” is described as “a work that constantly careens from lyricism to ferocity, from precision to frenetic abandon.”

The album also feature pieces written for Ilgenfritz by Annie Gosfield, Elliot Sharp and Miya Masaoka.

Origami Cosmos is described as : “From hypnotic drone works involving Just Intonation and use of multiple bows to astounding feats of technical virtuosity, this collection of works brings hyper- complexity, improvisation, and lyrical beauty together into a deeply personal tour-de-force of musical invention. “


03/20/2017

Daniel Langdon Jones RIP

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I am deeply saddened by news of the death of Daniel Langdon Jones. Dan started the foetus.org website back in 1995 and maintained in tirelessly for years. He started it on his own as an enthusiast, without my knowledge, and when i first encountered the site, the info on the exhaustive discography contained releases I didn’t even know about. I contacted him and foetus.org became the “official” conduit of JG Thirlwell-related info on the internet, which I contributed to. He continued the run the site and we became good friends. We would correspond and talk on the phone regularly, and get together when we were in the same town. He traveled some distances to come to some of my shows. When I started the online Foetus shoppe, Dan also ran that for some years.

He bowed out from running the site some years ago but we kept in touch. Dan was generous, warm, had a great sense of humor and a sometimes sardonic view of the world. In recent years he looked after a lot of the neighborhood cats that roamed near his house in Georgia. In one of our last communications, about a week ago, I asked him to say hi to the cats. He replied “I said hello to all the cats for you, but they seemed unimpressed.” He also dug his road trips and visits to Vegas.

The other night I dedicated my show with the Great Learning Orchestra to him, as I had heard the news that morning.

My heart goes out to his family in this sad time.

JG Thirlwell March 2017

Photo of DL Jones by John Hubbard


03/01/2017

“Go Team Venture” Venture Bros Art Book to be released in Aug 2017

imageedit_4_2041589144-thumb-500x667-574480Publisher Dark Horse will release the deluxe hard cover art book Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros., a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the Adult Swim fan-favorite. Written by journalist Ken Plume in conversation with series executive producers Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer—and featuring an introduction from Wonder Boy himself, Patton OswaltGo Team Venture! spans the entire history of the show, from early concept sketches to future teases.

The Venture Brothers is one of those shows, like Archer, 30 Rock , and Arrested Development , that stands up to repeated viewings,” said Oswalt. “It practically demands them. And this book more than enriches your repeated visits.”

“Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros. hardcover hits the shelves 0n August 23 2017.






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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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