06/16/2015

JGT-scored “Chuy” debuts at Anthology

11046667_10153144147312812_6386718682708218904_nChuy, The Wolf Man, the documentary by Eva Aridjis with an original score by JG Thirlwell, will screen in its NY premiere at Anthology Film Archives on Wednesday, June 17th at 9 p.m. as part of the New Filmmakers New York series. The documentary traces the story of a family in Mexico afflicted by hypertrichosis, a condition which causes excessive hair on the face and body.


06/09/2015

JG Thirlwell scores Tony Oursler film

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 3.16.03 PMJG Thirlwell is composing a new musical score to Tony Oursler‘s film project Imponderable, which opens at the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France on July 6, 2015. Imponderable is a two part project composed of a book and film, based on Oursler’s personal archive of photographs, publications and unique objects, tracking a social, spiritual and intellectual history dating back to the early 18th century.

The 4D film Imponderable gives voice to the archive, focusing on a small group of important images involving a very personal family story with very public characters; it explores the contrasting and overlapping belief systems implicit within his grandfather’s engagement with the debunking of paranormal activity in the ’20s.

The book Imponderable spans 600 pages, with over 1200 full color images and 10 scholarly essays. The material covers a diverse range of topics including: spirit photography, stage magic, color theory, alchemy, satan worship, cults, hypnotism, pseudoscience, religion, angels, oracles, apparitions, electricity, auras, thought photography, UFOs, and much more.

The film will show as a site specific installation at LUMA until September 20.


05/24/2015

JG Thirlwell string concert at Noguchi Museum

JGThirlwell_231_6lo2JG Thirlwell will be presenting a program of works for string quartet, including a world premiere and a NY premiere, on the afternoon of August 9 2015 at the Noguchi Sculpture Museum in Queens, NY. He will join the quartet for the last piece of the program, which will be for string quartet with electronic treatments. The quartet for the concert will consist of Elena Moon Park and Adrianna Mateo on violins, Isabel Hagen on viola and Clara Kennedy on cello. The concert is presented by Bang On A Can. The concert will be at 3pm. Admission is free with entry to the museum.


05/23/2015

Classic Foetus THAW shirt and tote now available

Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of a t-shirt and tote bag featuring the artwork from the Foetus album THAW.  This acclaimed classic iconic design has been long-bootlegged on garments, so we are thrilled to finally announce the official availability of these fine items. The shirt has a three color 9″x9″ design printed on a Canvas brand cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL and XXL. The cotton tote bag features the THAW logo in white 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!

Foetus Interruptus: “THAW” T-Shirt $20.00 USD
Classic Three Color Design Available in S, M, L, XL & 2X
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Foetus Interruptus: “THAW” Tote Bag $10.00 USD
Classic One Color Design on Black Tote Bag
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05/06/2015

JGT and Ken Jacobs at Secret Project Robot

11206075_10153262718614869_2922718140188095537_nJG Thirlwell will provide a live soundtrack to underground film legend Ken Jacobs‘ Nervous Magic Lantern projections at Secret Project Robot on July 10 2015. The concert is part of the Secret Project Robot tenth anniversary celebration and the evening will also feature Din Machine , Collapsible Shoulder (featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs skinsman Brian Chase) and Rick Reed.


04/28/2015

Transmissions in Red Hook

node-imageJG Thirlwell will be one of the performers in “Transmissions”, a surround sound event at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn on May 10 2015 at 9pm. Subtitled “Long Tones in A and E”, the piece was created by Pat Noecker aka RAFT and will also feature performers Victoria Keddie, Dana Schechter, Laura Ortman, Ted McGrath, Pat Spadine, Michael Durek, Tracy Brooks, Aaron Moore and Michael Garofalo.  A specially designed app for the piece will also encourage audience participation.


04/24/2015

Ken Jacobs / JGT at BAMcinématek, NY

kenjacobs_613x463As part of BAMcinématek series “3D in the 21st Century”, BAM will present a program Ken Jacobs‘ films, including a rare screening of the acclaimed  Seeking the Monkey King, which features a score by JG Thirlwell (culled mainly from the Manorexia album Dinoflagellate Blooms). May 11th 2015, 7.30pm at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
“A reminder that, in a world of continuously streaming images, an artist like Mr. Jacobs challenges the tyranny of visual uniformity, and not simply with angry words.” —The New York Times


04/06/2015

JGT / Senstad collabs at Venice Biennale 2015

Screen shot 2015-04-06 at 1.29.35 PMTwo video pieces by Anne Senstad with sound and music composed by JG Thirlwell will be shown at El Magazen dell’Arte, at The 56th Venice Biennale 2015. The pieces, The Swamp and The Vanity of Vanities, will be exhibited as an immersive multi-projection installation. The exhibition opens May 9th.


01/12/2015

New film “Norfolk” with score by JG Thirlwell

image003-604x237JG Thirlwell‘s music provides the score for the film Norfolk, directed  by BAFTA nominee Martin Radich. The soundtrack also features audio contributions from the acclaimed field recordist Chris Watson, and the sound design is provided by John Sampson (of the band Swimming). The film tells the story of an assassin and his young son who are hiding out in an apparent rural idyll when the man’s unspeakable past starts to catch up with him.  The film stars Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds, Robin Hood), Barry Keoghan (’71, Stay), Eileen Davies (Sightseers, Another Year), Sean Buckley (The Fifth Element, Les Misérables) and newcomer Goda Letkauskaite.

The film will premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), where it competes in the Hivos Tiger Awards. The film will screen there on the following dates -
Friday 23 Jan at 17:45 (Press & Industry screening)
Saturday 24 Jan at 18:45
Sunday 25 Jan at 15:30
Monday 26 Jan at 18:00 (Press & Industry screening)
Tuesday 27 Jan at 17:00
Friday 30 Jan at 15:30
Saturday 31 Jan at 22:15

Norfolk is produced by Finlay Pretsell of SDI Productions and Rachel Dargavel of Crybaby and was developed, financed and produced through Creative England’s iFeatures initiative with backing from the BFI and BBC Films.


12/15/2014

Thirlwell remixes John Carpenter for new album

fc450154-d4ab-40bb-ad3d-b3060437043dJG Thirlwell has remixed a new track by John Carpenter. The remix will be  included on the deluxe digital version of Carpenter’s new album on Sacred Bones, Lost Themes. Other artists who have tackled remixes include Zola Jesus with Dean Hurley, Blanck Mass (Ben Power of Fuck Buttons), Silent Servant, ohGr and Bill Kouligas (PAN label head).
Additionally, renegade auteur John Carpenter will make a rare New York appearance at BAM on Thursday, February 5 to discuss his legendary career and celebrate the release of his debut solo album, Lost Themes.
Carpenter has scored many his films and Lost Themes is a collection of unused, previously unheard works in his inimitable style. The album will be released on Feb 3 2015.






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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 over 25 years, Thirlwell has performed under such aliases as Foetus (all incarnations), Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood, DJ OTEFSU, Garage Monsters, Flesh Volcano, Immaculate Consumptive, and Clint Ruin. 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.
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