JG Thirlwell has been commissioned by Great Learning Orchestra to create a 45 minute large scale compositon, which will be performed live on March 15 2017 at Sodra Teatern in Stockholm. CM Von Hausswolff will open the evening with a solo set.
The Great Learning Orchestra is a collective of over one hundred musicians based in Stockholm, though the version of GLO that will perform with JG will be about 35 players in number. Great Learning Orchestra‘s model is based on that of Cornelius Cardew‘s Scratch Orchestra, combining musicians of varying abilities, from virtuosos to sound-makers. Their objective is to meet up to explore music with listening in the center. They work extensively with graphic, instructional and unconventional scores and the ensemble has a fluctuating size and instrumentation depending on the piece they are performing. JG Thirlwell has already created two graphic scores for GLO and has conducted workshops with them.
Faith No More’s new single “Cone Of Shame” features a new remix of the track “Motherfucker” by JG Thirlwell on the b-side.
This is a second remix of “Motherfucker” completely different to the one by JG Thirlwell was issued previously.
The single is available as a limited edition colored vinyl 7″ available in all Mom & Pop Record Stores. There is also limited stock available direct from FNM USA and from Ipecac Records.
You can see the video of the single here.
Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the Foetus Of Excellence t-shirt , originally included in the long out-of-print Foetus Of Excellence box. The Foetus Of Excellence was released in 1985 as a box to hold all the Foetus vinyl releases that had been issued up to that point on Some Bizarre, and it included a shrink-wrapped t-shirt with the shield design printed on it. It was limited to 836 pieces, exactly enough to break even, and sold out immediately, making it the one and only release to make the UK independent charts without having a musical recording included. This classic iconic design has been selling for exorbitant prices, so we are thrilled to make this fine item available again. The Foetus of Excellence shirt has a three color design, including a metallic gold, red and white, making it perfect for formal occasions, and is printed on a black Canvas brand soft cotton shirt. It is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL. Please note there is no box!
Also available is the Foetus Of Excellence tote bag,The cotton tote bag features the FOE 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!
It’s available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.
JG Thirlwell has create the musical score for a new series for Huffington Post entitled Purpose and Profit, which is about companies making a difference in their communities. The series is directed by Sebastian Mlynarski.
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.