On Friday, Nov 29 2013, JG Thirlwell will guest on Andrew Wyatt‘s “Radio Ingrid” show on East Village Radio. JG will discuss his two new albums, Foetus “Soak” and JG Thirlwell “The Blue Eyes Original Soundtrack Recording“. Andrew Wyatt is perhaps known to you as lead singer of Miike Snow, and he recently released his first solo album, “Descender”. The show airs between 2pm and 4pm EST.
A podcast of a JG Thirlwell interview, conducted by experimental musician and composer Jeremiah Cymerman, is available through on Cymerman’s website, 5049 Records .
JG Thirlwell will be participating in a Performance of RAFT’s Transmissions in A and E on October 19 at the Ace Hotel in NYC. RAFT is the project of Pat Noecker (These Are Powers, Liars, No Things). RAFT gathers performers from NYC underground + experimental music scenes, scatters them around a room, and sets them loose — creating a personalized, fully immersive music experience that alters depending where you’re standing. The performance, in it’s simplest form is 11 musicians working to sustain the notes of A and E.
For this performance RAFT will be joined by Camilla Padgitt-Coles, Dana Schechter, Melissa Moore, Rachel Mason, Sabisha Friedberg, Brian Chase, Daniel Schlett, Greg Fox, Pat Spadine and JG Thirlwell.
The Ace Hotel is located at 20 West 29 street NY 10001
JG Thirlwell will be appearing at the Lausanne Film Festival in Lausanne, Swizerland on Oct 17 2013 in a rare performance of his new long-form work “Cholera Nocebo”. Also on the bill will be Leif Elggren, Jason Lescalleett, Aluk Todolo, Brian Lewis Saunders and Blackphone 666.
“Chloera Nocebo” is an electroacoustic suiite where Thirlwell performs on prepared piano, autoharp, electronics, samples and various small objects in front of a projection . JG hopes to record and release the project as an album in stereo and surround sound in 2014.
Now it can be revealed: JG Thirlwell will be releasing two albums on the same day on Ectopic Ents in early October 2013. The long awaited Foetus album, SOAK, which is a companion to 2010′s acclaimed epic HIDE, will finally see the light of day. The 11 track album contains a ton of new material, including the Foetus cover of “Warm Leatherette”, a remix of “Cosmetics” by Secret Chiefs 3 and more. It continues and expands on some of the themes explored on 2010′s HIDE and features guest appearances, including opera singers Abby Fischer and Natalie Galpern.
In addition, JG Thirlwell’s chamber soundtrack to the film “The Blue Eyes” will also be released. The original score was created for Eva Aridjis’ Mexican-lensed thriller, and is performed with an ensemble including violin, viola, cello, french horn, contrabass, tuba and bass trombone, in addition to piano, percussion and electronics. Both albums will be exclusively available through the website www.foetus.org, and digitally soon thereafter. We will be taking orders around the middle of September. More info coming soon.
The Zola Jesus album “Versions” will be released on Aug 20 on Sacred Bones. Produced by JG Thirlwell, it features Thirlwell’s string arrangements of Zola Jesus material, with the string parts performed by Mivos Quartet.
Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell will be performing live dates around the album’s release, with different string players in each territory.
9/12 Philadelphia, PA: International House
9/13 Boston, MA: ICA
9/14 Brooklyn, NY: Our Lady of Lebanon Church
9/26 San Francisco, CA: Palace of Fine Arts
9/27 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever
9/28 Seattle, WA: Decibel Fest
10/3 London: Tabernacle
10/4 Paris: Cafe De La Danse
10/5 Berlin HAU 1
10/24 Chicago, IL: Garfield Park Conservatory
10/25 Washington DC: Hirshhorn Museum
10/26 Asheville, NC: Mountain Oasis Festival – Diana Worthem Theatre
JG Thirlwell will make a rare DJ appearance at the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 18 2013. Also on then bill are We Are Hex and Shockwave Riderz with psychedelic light show by Liquid Light Lab.
On July 11 2013 at 10pm, as part of the River To River Festival, ((audience)) presents JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia: Dinoflagellate Blooms at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. This will be a rare opportunity to hear this classic album in the manner in which it was intended, in 5.1 surround sound in a darkened cinema. The composer will be present. Admission is free. To reserve a seat just RSVP at here.
((audience)) is a foundation established by Alexis Bhagat and Lauren Rosati in 2007, dedicated to the advancement of aural arts by providing wide distribution and new contexts for works by emerging and established sound artists and composers. ((audience)) explores the cinema as a 21st century concert hall.
JG Thirlwell will be interviewed live by Bernhard Fasenfest on the “Afternoon New Music” show on New York radio station WKCR (at Columbia University) from 4pm to 5pm (US eastern time) on July 3, 2013.
Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell with string quartet will be playing the Mountain Oasis Festival in Asheville, North Carolina on October 26. Also on the bill are Nine Inch Nails, Animal Collective, Godspeed You Black Emperor, The Bug, Gary Numan, Chromatics, Actress, Bosnian Rainbows, Delorean and Sorne. Zola Jesus will be releasing the album Versions on Aug 20 on Sacred Bones Records, which is produced by JG Thirlwell, who also wrote the string arrangements. The album consists of the cream of Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) songs from her illustrious past, rearranged and re-recorded for string quartet and electronics, as well as a JG arrangement of the unreleased track “Fall Back”.