JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia will be performing live at Le Poisson Rouge, celebrating the release of The Mesopelagic Waters on Tzadik. The show will be on April 4 2010 at 7pm and tickets are $15.00. This is the only Manorexia show scheduled for the US in 2010.
Buy advance tickets at Le Poisson Rouge’s site.
The group at the concert will consist of
JG Thirlwell – Keys / Samples / Electronics
Peter Wise – Vibraphone / Glockenspiel / percussion
David Broome – Piano / Toy Piano
Leyna Marika Papach – Violin
Elena Moon Park – Violin
Karen Waltch – Viola
Alex Waterman – Cello
Kronos Quartet will be performing a newly commissioned piece by JG Thirlwell at Zankel Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 12. Entitled Eremikophobia, which means fear of deserts and sand, the multi-movement eighteen minute piece will open the evening. The evening’s program also features toy piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan and Portuguese instrument builder Victor Gama. To conclude, Kronos will be joined by Matmos in a tribute to Terry Riley.
Read further, buy tickets and see a clip of David Harrington of Kronos Quartet talking about the evening here. Additionally, you can read Thirlwell’s notes about his composition . There are currently no plans to record Eremikophobia, so don’t miss it!
Update 03/14/2010: JGT thanks everyone who came out to the Kronos Quartet concert at Carnegie Hall last Friday for the premiere of “Eremikophobia”, and discusses his composition.
JG Thirlwell made a rare DJ-ing appearance at a concert by the brilliant Felix Kubin on Nov 24 at Santo’s Party House, 96 Lafayette St NYC 10013 USA. Also appearing DISKONO.
JG Thirlwell was a member of the choir in a piece by John Duncan on Nov 21 titled “A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: A Select History of Experimental Music”
A mini-festival of noise music curated by visual artist Mike Kelley. Staged over two days, the festival will present both historic works from artists such as John Cage, Fred Frith, Fluxus, Bruce Nauman, Stockhausen, and Max Neuhaus as well as performances by contemporary proponents of experimental music including Airway, Joan La Barbara, Tony Conrad, Jad Fair & Lumberob, Arto Lindsay, Genesis Breyer P.Orridge, z’ev, John Zorn,Destroy All Monsters, Extended Organ, Thurston Moore, Ryan Sawyer, Christian Marclay and Shelley Hirsch, John Duncan, And More.
Curated by Mike Kelley. Organized and co-curated with Mark Beasley. Produced and presented by Performa.
Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, 6pm – midnight
Tickets: $30 One Day / $50 Both Days / $25 Performa Members One Day / $40 Performa Members Both Days
The Pinch of the Baboon (JG Thirlwell, Ed Pastorini, Oren Bloedow and Ben Perowsky) will take part in the ISSUE Project Room 6th anniversary benefit, happening on Tues 19th May 2009 at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. Also on the bill are Elysian Fields, MV Carbon, Mountains, members of Excepter, Ray Sweeten (live video and performance), Brock Monroe (live visuals [of the Joshua Light Show]), Straight and Narrow (1970) film screening by Tony Conrad with soundtrack by John Cale and Terry Riley, films by Martha Colburn & Marie Losier, DJ Fabio (from WFMU’s “Strength through Failure”), Robot Movie by Jim Sharpe with soundtrack by Lary Seven, and more TBA. More info here.
Get $10 off the general admission ticket price if you purchase before May 9th, by using the promo code Fidelio at this link.
J.G. Thirlwell continues work on new commissioned compositions for the Kronos Quartet, which will potentially premiere in 2010.
Thirlwell’s first commissioned composition for Kronos, entitled Nomatophobis, premiered 7th April 2006 at Zankel Hall in New York (alongside pieces by Terry Riley and Glenn Branca). Kronos will again perform the piece:
It was part of the programme on 24th Oct 2008 at the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress in Uppsala, Sweden; and on 15th Nov 2008 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM. Previous performances have included Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco on 8th Jan 2007; Royce Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles on 20th Jan 2007; at Theatre d’Arras in Arras France on 1st June 2007; on 22nd Jul at the CSU Summer Arts Festival in Fresno, CA; and on 27th Jul at Rancho Nicasio in California.
Nomatophobis is unrecorded as yet, and will be featured in future Kronos programmes as deemed appropriate.