11/17/2015

Senstad’s “Swamp” with JGT screens at ArtBasel, Miami

12193725_526655147491008_6265729650784577381_nAnne Senstad’s installation film “Swamp”, which is soundtracked by JG Thirlwell, will screen at ArtBasel Fair in Miami from Dec 2-5, 2015. It is in a program entitled Decomposing Hierarchies , also including works by Catherine Page Harris, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Margeaux Walter Studio, and Jeannette Ehlers. It’s all part of a larger program entitled Form and Substance : A Projection, Mapping and Light Exhibition and will take place at the iconic InterContinental in Miami.


11/17/2015

Swedish Energies in NYC

swedishenergies_0JG Thirlwell will make a rare DJ appearance at the Swedish Energies Festival in NYC on Dec 4, 2015. The series brings together a wide-ranging international lineup of visionary electronic and improvisational musicians spanning genres of sound and visual art. The Festival is presented by Issue Project Room and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York and will take place at St Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The line up on Dec 4 includes John Duncan, freq_out alumnus Jana Winderen, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Saturn and the Sun and a tape piece by Åke Hodell  from the EMS archives presented by Mats Lindström with DJ JG Thirlwell. On the subsequent evening the festival continues with Asplind, AlmgrenRecén, Koch with Mats Lindström, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Tommi Keränen, Ragnhild May, Lukasz Szlankiewicz and DJ Ryan Martin of Dais Records. Admission is free on both evenings.


10/28/2015

JG Thirlwell in conversation with David Harrington (Kronos Quartet)

th_be12c4d3507ec67095d356428e6fcf94_unnamed-12The Talkhouse site has published a podcast featuring JG Thirlwell in conversation with David Harrington of Kronos Quartet. JG has written several compositions for Kronos. You can listen to it here.


10/22/2015

“The Swamp” On The Brooklyn Bridge

Vinstallation5Swamp1On Nov 5 2015, the video projection exhibition Decomposing Hierarchies,will take place in Dumbo, Brooklyn, projecting film on the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage. There will be a screening of The Swamp, an installation film by Anne Senstad which includes a soundtrack by JG Thirlwell. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Walko and runs between 7pm and 10pm. The program also includes works by Jeannette Ehlers, Orit Ben‐Shitrit, Margeaux Walter and Catherine Page‐Harris.


09/29/2015

JG Thirlwell in score of Guy Maddin documentary

hqdefaultThe 1000 Eyes of Dr Maddin is a new documentary about Canadian film director Guy Maddin which features the music of  Manorexia / JG Thirlwell in the score. It was directed by Yves Montmayeur and recently won Best Documentary on Cinema at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.

 

 


09/18/2015

Adrianna Mateo plays JG at the Metropolitan Museum

adriannamateo-840x560Violinist Adrianna Mateo will play a violin and piano version of JG Thirlwell‘s classic Manorexia compositon “Armadillo Stance” in a solo concert at the Metropolitan Museum in New York on October 23 and 24 2015. The shows will occur between 5pm and 8pm in several sets, and are at the Balcony Bar. Admission to shows is free with entrance to the museum.

The piece was rearranged for Ms Mateo by Thirlwell himself, at her request. The concert will also feature Mateo playing selections from Brahms, Ravel, Debussy, Phillip Glass and Schumann


09/17/2015

Ilgenfritz plays JG in Indiana

Screen shot 2015-09-17 at 12.32.55 PMJames Ilgenfritz will be playing JG Thirlwell‘s composition for solo contrabass, “Xigliox”, at the Wounded Galaxies Festival of Experimental Media in Bloomington, Indiana on October 8 2015. Ilgenfritz will also play pieces by Elliott Sharp and Miya Masaoka with live video from Yuri Zupančič. The concert will take place at the Bishop Bar and tickets are $15.


09/05/2015

JG Thirlwell pens new composition for Burroughs opera

10.16_experiments_in_opera_temp_imageJames Ilgenfritz has commissioned JG Thirlwell to compose a composition for an opera with the text based on William S. Burroughs cut ups of Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess. The piece will form part of a larger opera entitled The Travel Agency is on Fire, drawn from a book of Burroughs cut-up experiments, where he re-appropriates everyone from William Shakespeare and Arthur Rimbaud to William Wordsworth and James Joyce. The other composers contributing to the opera include Jason Cady, Natacha Diels, Anne Guthrie, James Ilgenfritz, Travis Just, Lukas Ligeti, Charlie Looker, Elliott Sharp, Aaron Siegel and Katie Young.  
The opera will premiere on October 16 2015 at John Zorn‘s club The Stone in NYC as part of James Ilgenfrtiz’s residency. It will be performed by the Anagram Ensemble, consisting of  Megan Schubert, Amirtha Kidambi, Nick Hallett and  Michael Douglas Jones (voices) PK Harris and Sarah Bernstein (violins), James Moore (guitar), Jonathan Singer (percussion), Brian Chase (drums), James Ilgenfritz (basses) and Nathan Koci (conductor)

09/05/2015

JG in rare DJ set with Liturgy

1280x720JG Thirlwell will make a rare DJ appearance at the Trans Pecos Sunday afternoon series of concerts with Liturgy, Sir Richard Bishop and Kill Alters on Sunday September 13, 2015.  Trans Pecos is at 900 Wyckoff Ave in Ridgewood, Queens NY. Doors are at 1pm at tickets are $12.00


09/05/2015

The Pizz RIP

Pizz_JG_GCanyonIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Thirlwell collaborator and friend, pioneering lowbrow artist The Pizz. Thirlwell and Pizz made two records together under the name Garage Monsters and they collaborated on a couple of comics. He created the artwork for the Steroid Maximus album Quilombo! and for a compilation JGT put together for Big Cat Records called Mesomorph Enduros.

The Pizz bio in his own words : “It’s been the definitive long and strange trip from hashing out those notebook masterpieces in the back corner of the classroom to rightfully assuming the title of Lord of Lowbrow. From doing Rat Fink comix for the legendary Big Daddy Roth hisowndamnself, transforming the lowly skateboard deck into an artistic canvas in ways unforeseen, splashing flash on the walls of tattoo shops the world over,Steroid-LPfront delighting the kiddies and authorities alike with a set of trading cards featuring your favorite mass-murderers, burrowing into record collections around the globe via Sympathy For The Record Industry cover art, conquering the realm of canvas and paint, packing’em in for shows at the world HQ of lowbrow art galleries, La Luz De Jesus in Los Angeles, no less than 6 times, to foisting his tome Atavistic Avatar upon the masses, the fuzzy-chinned one has been quite the industrious vermin gnawing at the cheese of established convention.”

JG said, “He was a solid, brash, generous guy. A stone cold beatnik, hilarious and a cartoon come to life.” Rest in peace.






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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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