JG Thirlwell performs at Kitchen Gala honoring Lydia Lunch

Nan_edition-webJG Thirlwell will make an exclusive performance at legendary NY arts performance space The Kitchen on the occasion of their Spring Benefit Gala Honoring Lydia Lunch and Nan Goldin on May 16 2018. Thirlwell will perform a short set with an ensemble consisting of Marilu Donovan on harp, Evan Allen on piano, Leah Asher on viola and Simon Hanes on acoustic guitar. The evening will also see performances by James Chance and Bush Tetras. Tickets for this very expensive benefit start at $1000 and are available here. Photo: Lydia Lunch at the Russian baths, New York, 1985 by Nan Goldin.


Archer Season 8 out now on DVD

Screen Shot 2018-04-03 at 3.42.23 PMArcher Season 8 : Dreamland is now available on DVD. You can also view it on several streaming platforms. The season features all-new musical score by JG Thirlwell. Thirlwell is now hard at work scoring season nine of the Emmy-winning series, which will premiere later this year.


Foetus HOLE T-shirt avaiable now!

hole-shirtEctopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the Foetus HOLE t-shirt. Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed album from 1984, the HOLE shirt is a two color design, with classic red and black printed on a white ringer shirt with red neck and sleeves, making the wearer resemble a walking Foetus cover. This design has been long-bootlegged on garments, so we are thrilled to finally announce the official availability of this fine item. It’s a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or doctor visit. It’s printed on a Anvil brand soft lightweight 100% cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL.
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.


JG Thirlwell directs film for Gotland festival

Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 1.25.58 PMJG Thirlwell has been commissioned to direct and score a short  film by the Gotland Film Lab in Sweden. Thirlwell is shooting the film in the New York area with director of photography Sebastian Mlynarski. The film will premiere at the Frekvens Symposium on April 22 2018 in Visby, Gotland, with Thirlwell in attendance to introduce the work.


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.


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.


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


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.


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



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.

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About JG Thirlwell

  • 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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