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JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn NY. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, where he studied art at Melbourne State College for two years before moving to London in 1978. After working with experimental group Nurse With Wound, Thirlwell started making his own records in 1980, initially releasing them on his own “Self Immolation” label. He was inspired by the post-punk explosion of creativity in the UK which engendered the accessibility of DIY, as well as the writings of John Cage and systems music, among other things. Thirlwell’s discography is extensive, covering a 30 year oeuvre that stretches the gamut from orchestrations, big band, cathartic noise-rock, abstract electronics, sound sculpture, chamber music, professional scoring and imaginary soundtracks. Learn More

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