JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia will be embarking on a series of European dates this Spring. The shows are as follows
25/04/13 Copenhagen, Denmark Marble Kerken
26/04/13 Dortmund, Germany Schauspielhaus
27/04/13 Hamburg, Germany Kampnagel
28/04/13 Berlin, Germany Roter Salon
29/04/13 Bydgoszcz, Poland Mozg
30/04/13 Komarom, Hungary Mediawave Festival
01/05/13 Pardubice, Czech Republic Divadlo
02/05/13 Krems, Austria Donaufestival
03/05/13 Munich, Germany Ampere
04/05/13 London ATP / Yeah Yeah Yeahs curate I’ll be your Mirror at Alexandra Palace
On this tour, JG Thirlwell (compositions / laptop) will be joined by Angharad Davies (violin), Tim Parkinson (piano), Nozomi Cohen (viola), Rachel Steadman (violin), Adam Morris (percussion) and Jessica Cox (cello), with Katy Cox filling in on cello on just the Munich date.
JG Thirlwell will perform a short set for E.S.P. TV‘s Live Taping Trilogy during their Spring Residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City on April 13 2013. E.S.P. TV, founded by Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie, is a nomadic showcase of primarily NYC-based experimental music, video art and performance tapes live and produced for Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television. Tapings of E.S.P. TV are in front of an audience with live green-screening, signal manipulation and analog video mixing. The entire night is recorded to BETA and edited into half hour episodes for airing on cable TV in New York City. After airing, the episodes are posted online at here for later viewing. Also performing that night will be Cult Of Youth, Shawn O’Sullivan, Driphouse, Greg Zifcak, Nat Roe, Naval Cassidy, plus Dana Bell & Sam Consiglio. The evening will be hosted by Don Stahl and Ted Shumaker.(Giggles)
JG Thirlwell has finished scoring season five of The Venture Bros. The season premieres on May 19 at midnight on Adult Swim. JG is excited for the new season and feels it may contain some of his best scoring work to date. You can see a preview of the season here.
JG Thirlwell will be playing solo live in an electro-acoustic performance along to a live projection of Ken Jacobs‘ Nervous Magic Lantern Performance in a benefit for the NY FilmMaker’s Co-op. Along with JG, the featured performers will be Laurie Anderson, John Zorn and the Aleph Trio performing with Wallace Berman’s film Aleph, Nomi Ruiz, Transgendered Jesus and Zero Times Everything, performing with rare experimental & avant-garde films from the Coop’s collection. Meanwhile, a silent art auction will be available all night, including work by artists Jonas Mekas, Carolee Schneemann, Tom Otterness, Ken Jacobs, Peggy Ahwesh, Hal Hartley, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Bradley Eros, Richard Sylvarnes, Bill Brand, Molly Surno & many others.
The event will take place on March 27 2013 at Santos Party House in New York City and tickets are available here.
The cat’s out of the bag : JG Thirlwell is appearing on the new Melvins album, lending his vocal talents to a cover David Bowie’s “Station to Station”. The album also features guests Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird, Mark Arm, Jello Biafra and many more. The album is all cover versions, featuring their interpretations of songs from artists ranging from Roxy Music and Queen to Throbbing Gristle and Venom.
The album will be released on April 30 on Ipecac Records.
Track listing is as follows
01. Warhead – Venom (feat. Scott Kelly)
02. Best Friend—Queen (feat. Caleb Benjamin)
03. Black Betty—Unknown
04. Set It On Fire—The Scientists (feat. Mark Arm)
05. Station To Station—David Bowie (J.G. Thirlwell)
06. Attitude—The Kinks (feat. Clem Burke)
07. Female Trouble—Divine (Melvins Lite)
08. Carpe Diem—The Fugs
09. Timothy Leary Lives—Pop-O-Pies (Melvins Lite)
10. In Every Dream Home A Heartache—Roxy Music (feat. Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)
11. Romance—Tales Of Terror (Melvins Lite)
12. Art School—The Jam (feat. Tom Hazelmeyer)
13. Heathen Earth—Throbbing Gristle
JG Thirlwell will be guesting with compadres Elysian Fields in a special Valentine’s Day concert at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. JGT will sing a duet with lead EF chantueuse siren Jennifer Charles, who collaborated with him on the track “Thrush” on the Foetus album LOVE.
Other special guests appearing at the concert include Doveman, Joan As PoliceWoman, Kate Mattison and actor Kevin Corrigan.
Son of Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys, produced by Hal Willner, will be released February 19 on Anti Records. Executive produced by Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski, the compilation two-disc recording of sea shanties features Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Sean Lennon and many more. Thirlwell mixed the track “Barnacle Bill The Sailor” by Kembra Pfahler (of The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black infamy), on which she was joined by Antony Hegarty, who sings the refrains, and Joseph Arthur.
While working on the two “Pirates Of The Carribean” films, Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski became fascinated with the lore and fable of the pirates and sailors who ran the high seas. Enter legendary producer Hal Wilner, who brings his knack for matching maverick musicians with extraordinary material. The “Rogue’s Gallery” albums offer a look at the hardships, the horrors, the lusts and lurid depths, and the crystal beauty that led men to the sea in ships for hundreds of years.
Beth B’s documentary feature Exposed will be screening at the Berlin Film Festival. The film contains two pieces by JG Thirlwell on the soundtrack, composed exclusively for the film.
In this independent feature documentary film, renowned director Beth B takes an in-depth look at the subculture of contemporary, groundbreaking new-burlesque performers in New York today. Exposed is a story of character—a vast spectrum of personalities that are shocking and scintillating, and are taking hold of a classical art form and driving it to whole new extremes. Many of the performers look to promote new visions of their transgressive attitudes toward identity and gender.
Exposed will be showing at the following times
World Premiere – Feb 8, 10pm – CineStar, Potsdamer Strasse 4, Berlin 10785
Feb 9, 10:30pm – CineStar
Feb 10, 3.30pm – Coliseum, Schoenhauser Allee 123, Berlin 10437.
Additionally there will be market screenings (for buyers only) on Feb 11, 9.00 am and Feb 13, 1.15 pm at CinemaxX Berlin – Postsdamer Platz, Voxstrasse 2, Berlin.
JG Thirlwell has a spoken word vocal cameo on the new album by Cisfinitum & First Human Ferro, entitled Alchemicals. Thirlwell met the musicians when in Russia on the first Manorexia dates, and the text is inspired by his impressions of the former Soviet Union. The album is dedicated to the memory of the recently deceased Dimitry Zuboff, who had also used the text on his Hypnoz project. Alchemicals is a limited edition of 300 copies.
freq_out 9 will take place as part of the Sonic Acts Festival on Feb 21 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, in a room illuminated by light works by Dan Flavin. This is the fifteenth edition of the Sonic Acts Festival, subtitled The Dark Universe, and it runs from Feb 21-24 2013.
freq_out, now in its tenth year, is a sound art collective curated by Carl Michael Von Hauswolf. freq_out is a sound installation comprising 12 individual sound works, each utilising a specific frequency range, made on site, and amplified to act as a single, generative sound-space.
The participants of this version of the installation will be JG Thirlwell, Jacob Kirkegaard, BJ Nilsen, Jana Winderen, Maia Urstad, Kent Tankred, Finnbogi Pétursson, PerMagnus Lindborg, Christine Ödlund, Franz Pomassl, Mike Harding, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen and Carl Michael von Hausswolff.
Also appearing at the festival will be The Bug feat Flowdan & Miss Red, Mika Vainio, Dead Fader, Pete Swanson, Cut Hands, Biosphere, Lustmord, Maja Ratkje, lectures, installations and much more.