JG Thirlwellwas commissioned by James Ilgenfritz to write a composition for solo contrabass. The piece, entitled “Xigliox“, has finally been recorded and will be released on Ilgenfritz’s second solo album, Origami Cosmos on Infrequent Seams on March 24 2017. “Xigliox” is described as “a work that constantly careens from lyricism to ferocity, from precision to frenetic abandon.”
Origami Cosmos is described as : “From hypnotic drone works involving Just Intonation and use of multiple bows to astounding feats of technical virtuosity, this collection of works brings hyper- complexity, improvisation, and lyrical beauty together into a deeply personal tour-de-force of musical invention. “
The fundraiser is aimed at covering Mivos Quartet’s travel and lodging to Darmstadt in Germany this year.
They will perform a string quartet version of JG Thirlwell’s classic Manorexia track, “Zithromax Jitters“. Mivos Quartet includes Manorexia / Steroid Maximus alumni Olivia DePrato and Isabel Castelvi, along with Joshua Modney and Victor Lowrie.
JG Thirlwell will be sitting in with Elliot Sharp in honor of his 60th birthday in an improvised ensemble at a concert at Issue Project Room on March 5 2011. Under the title Bootstrappers, the ensemble will consist of JG Thirlwell-electronics, Carl Stone-electronics, Anthony Coleman-piano, Melvin Gibbs-bass, Don McKenzie-drums, E#-guitar (30′). Bootstrappers is scheduled to happen at 10.40pm, but the whole show begins at 5pm, showing many sides of Mr Sharp. You can view the whole schedule here.
Issue Project Room is at the Old American Can Factory, 230 3rd Street Brooklyn 11215
JG Thirlwell will be performing Christian Marclay’sScreen Play piece at his Festival exhibition at The Whitney Museum in New York City. Marclay’s Festival exhibition consists of many of his graphic scores, sculptural objects and film archives of his actions and performances, and features concerts daily. Screen Play is a graphic / film score to be performed as a trio. JG, who will play samples/electronics, will be performing in a trio with Kenny Wollesen (percussion) and Okkyung Lee (cello) on Sep 1 and 17, and with Kenny Wollesen (percussion) and Elliot Sharp (guitar) on Sep 16.
Performance times are as follow:
September 1 show at 2.30pm
September 16 show at 12 noon
September 17 show at 2.00 PM