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.
We are excited to announce the release of JG Thirlwell‘s soundtrack to the Tony Oursler film, Imponderable. The film Imponderable is currently being exhibited as a “5-D” cinematic installation at the Museum of Modern Art (from Jun 18 2016 – April 16 2017). The 14 track soundtrack album is available now on CD and digitally. The CD is packaged in a deluxe digipack with silver foil lettering and a 48 page color booklet containing stills from the film and images from Oursler’s archive of supernatural and occult phenomena. You can hear previews from the album here.
Tony Oursler is a renowned multimedia and video artist whose art covers a range of mediums. He and Thirlwell have collaborated on several other projects in the past, including Sound Digressions in Seven Colors (2006), and Oursler also produced acclaimed work for David Bowie, including videos and stage sets. Oursler’s works have been exhibited in many institutions including the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, MOCA Los Angeles, Hirshhorn Museum, Whitney Museum, Venice Bienale and elsewhere.
The album is available NOW exclusively from the Foetus Shoppe and at the Museum of Modern Art.
Jeffrey Zeigler will be performing Rubatosis, a composition for solo cello that he commissioned from JG Thirlwell, at the Rite Of Summer Music Festival on Governors Island NYC on June 25 2016. He will also perform pieces by Bryce Dessner, Paola Prestini, Andy Akiho and David T.Little. Performances are at 1pm and 3pm.
At the invitation of artist / musician Delia Gonzales, JG Thirlwell has created a sixty minute sound composition entitled Raven. The piece will be played at the Turm Glass Bar installation/ bar created by artist Eleonora Meoni, situated at the Liste Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland. June 14-19 2016, between 6pm and 7pm. Exclusive pieces have also been created by Ben Vida, Rose Kallal, Victoria Keddie, Drew McDowall & Hiro Kone, Heatsick, Andy Graydon, Bryce Hackford and others.
JG Thirlwell has created the original musical score for Tony Oursler’s feature-length film/installation Imponderable, which will be screened as an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from June 18 2016 until January 8 2017.
The original soundtrack album to Imponderable by JG Thirlwell will be released on Ectopic Ents in July 2016. It will be available from the Foetus Shoppe and at the Museum of Modern Art. It will be available on CD and digitally, and the CD will be packaged in deluxe digipack with silver foil lettering with a 48 page color booklet containing stills from the film and images from Oursler’s archive of supernatural and occult phenomena.
Tony Oursler’s Imponderable (2015–16) offers an alternative depiction of modernism that reveals the intersection of technological advancements and occult phenomena over the last two centuries. Presented in a “5-D” cinematic environment utilizing a contemporary form of Pepper’s ghost—a 19th-century phantasmagoric device—and a range of sensory effects, Imponderable is an immersive feature-length film inspired by Oursler’s own archive of ephemera relating to stage magic, spirit photography, pseudoscience, telekinesis, and other manifestations of the paranormal.
Tony Oursler is a multimedia and installation artist whose art covers a range of mediums working with video, sculpture, installation, performance and painting. He and Thirlwell have collaborated n several other projects in the past, including Sound Digressions in Seven Colors (2006).
JG Thirlwell will be performing his Cholera Nocebo project on June 17 2016 at the Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania, Australia on a bill with Chelsea Wolfe and Jarboe. The concert will take place at the Odeon Theater in Hobart.
In addition, Thirlwell will be performing three Cholera Nocebo shows in New Zealand:
Thursday 30th June, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch
Friday 1st July, Bar Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 2nd July, Whammy Backroom, Auckland
Tickets for the New Zealand shows are available here or instore at Slow Boat and RPM in Wellington, or Flying Out in Auckland.
These will be JG Thirlwell’s first ever appearances in Tasmania and New Zealand. Cholera Nocebo is an electro-acoustic presentation performed by JG Thirlwell with electronics, autoharp and objects incorporating musique concrete and electronic sound along with live instrumentation.
Thirlwell performs with a projection of a time-lapse car journey along the Long Island Expressway in NY, shot by gea*. JGT will finally be creating the Cholera Nocebo album later this year, in stereo and 5.1 surround sound.
Photo by Magda Blaszczuk
We are thrilled to announce the release of the second volume of JG Thirlwell‘s soundtracks to The Venture Bros. The album is released on Thirlwell’s Ectopic Ents label in an arrangement with Adult Swim / Williams Street Records, and is available on CD, vinyl and digitally. The CD version contains 16 tracks and there are 13 tracks on the vinyl LP version. The vinyl also comes with a download code so the buyer may obtain the full album digitally.
The album is available NOW exclusively from the Foetus Shoppe and will be in retail stores, distributed by Virtual thru Sony Red, from June 3 2016.
Chuy The Wolf Man, which has an original musical score by JG Thirlwell, has just been nominated for the Diosa de Plata award for Best Feature Documentary 2015. The film, directed by Eva Aridjis, is a documentary about a family in Mexico who suffer from hypertrichosis, a condition that gives the sufferer excessive facial and body hair.
freq_out 12 audio installation will occur in Vienna from April 22 until May 1, taking place in the sewer at Girardipark, 1010 Vienna, which was the location where parts of the classic Orson Welles noir film The Third Man was shot. Along with many of the regular contributing artists, this edition of freq_out will be including guests Peter Rehberg of Mego Records and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of legendary German group Cluster.
freq_out is a sound installation comprised of 12 individual sound works each utilizing a specific frequency range, made on site, and amplified thru multiple channels to act as a single, generative sound-space
The following artists will work within these frequencies
0–25 Hz Christine Ödlund [SWE]
25–65 Hz Hans-Joachim Roedelius [GER/AUT]
65–90 Hz Peter Rehberg [GBR/AUT]
90–140 Hz Kent Tankred [SWE]
140–180 Hz JG Thirlwell [AUS]
180–250 Hz PerMagnus Lindborg [SWE]
250–350 Hz Jana Winderen [NOR]
350–500 Hz Maia Urstad [NOR]
500–1000 Hz Benny Nilsen [SWE]
1000–2000 Hz Tommi Grönlund/Petteri Nisunen [FIN]
2000–5000 Hz Finnbogi Petursson [ISL]
5000–12000 Hz Franz Pomassl/ Anna Ceeh(AUT/RUS)
Special guest (for light design): Franz Graf [AUT]
As always, artist curator, mastermind and grand wizard is Carl Michael von Hausswolff, with Franz Pomassl as co-curator. The event is commissioned by Tonspur Kunstverein Wien, spearheaded by artistic director Georg Weckwerth,
The opening will be on April 21 with the installation running April 22 to May 1, 2016 daily 12 to 8 pm. Admission is free.
In addition there will be a concert by the assembled freq_out artists under the title freq_out orchestra at 3 Schillerplatz, 1010 Vienna on April 22 at 9pm. The score for this event will be created by JG Thirlwell.
Give Me New Noise: Half-Mute Reflected is a new imagining of Tuxedomoon‘s classic 1980 album Half Mute. It is a tribute album for which 13 artists have specially created covers of all songs from Half-Mute and from the album’s associated singles.
The contributors include Foetus (covering What Use?), Aksak Maboul, Simon Fisher Turner, Norscq, DopplAr (feat. 2 members from Amatorski), Cult With No Name and others, with special appearances by the three makers of Half-Mute, Steven Brown, Peter Principle and Blaine Reininger.
Give Me New Noise comes out in three formats: as a stand-alone vinyl LP (with covers of the original 10 songs, plus two bonuses contained on a 7″ vinyl inserted in the LP), as a digital album (with three bonus tracks), and as part of the new remastered CD edition of Tuxedomoon’s Half-Mute, along with the remastered original album. The CD edition also contains the three bonus cuts. The album is released on April 29 2016 on Crammed Discs.