Categories
News

Thirlwell composing for Morning Line sculpture

The Morning Line by Matthew RitchieJG Thirlwell has been commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary to write a composition for the Morning Line, a public art structure in Vienna created by Matthew Ritchie. At eight meters high and twenty meters long and built of 20 tons of coated aluminum, the sculpture incorporates a 47 channel audio system, making it a platform for contemporary music and composition. So far 27 sound artists have contributed compositions, specially conceived for the pavilion’s architecture, which now fill the sonic landscape of Schwarzenbergplatz. JG was invited by guest curator, composer and head of Laton Records Franz Pomassl.

Thirlwell’s 38 minute piece, entitled “Euthenasia”, will premiere in Vienna on Sep 8 and 9 2012 and will take full advantage of the structure’s multi channel spatial amplification. Thirlwell will be in attendance and will perform along with the piece. The audience will experience the piece from within and outside the sculpture.The composition will be added to the existing archive of music and soundscapes selected by the previous guest curators.

There is also a version of the sculpture in Istanbul. Composers who have already composed pieces for the project include Christian Fennesz, Alexei Borisov, Bryce Dessner with Evan Ziporyn and David Sheppard, Ghostigital, Bruce Gilbert, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Florian Hecker, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Jónsi & Alex, Carsten Nicolai, Mehmet Can Özer, Zsolt Olejnik, Finnbogi Pétursson, Franz Pomassl, Lee Ranaldo, Terre Thaemlitz, Yasunao Tone, Chris Watson, Thom Willems, Jana Winderen, Zavoloka and Peter Zinovieff.

Categories
News

JG Thirlwell four channel sound installation at Latitude Festival

JG Thirlwell’s four channel sound installation piece “Krzysztl” (pronounced “crystal”) will be in a 4 channel sound gallery in the contemporary art arena at the Latitude Festival, UK. The festival runs from July 15-18 and Thirlwell’s piece, previously featured at the Enter exhibition at Tou Scene in Norway, will play on July 17. On the same day they will be playing sound pieces by Kim Gordon, Carsten Nicolai and Matmos. During the festival, the sound art tent will also host pieces by Oren Ambrachi, Pauline Oliveros, Camille Norment, Charlemagne Palestine, Stephen O’Malley and more . The sound tent is curated by Ben Borthwick , Anne Hilde Neset and Louise Gray .
Located in Suffolk, England, the Latitude festival features music, theater, opera, literature, poetry and more, and will feature performances by Belle and Sebastian, Grizzly Bear, Crystal Castles, Tom Jones and many more.