JG Thirlwell will make a rare DJ appearance at the Swedish Energies Festival in NYC on Dec 4, 2015. The series brings together a wide-ranging international lineup of visionary electronic and improvisational musicians spanning genres of sound and visual art. The Festival is presented by Issue Project Room and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York and will take place at St Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The line up on Dec 4 includes John Duncan, freq_out alumnus Jana Winderen, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Saturn and the Sun and a tape piece by Åke Hodell from the EMS archives presented by Mats Lindström with DJ JG Thirlwell. On the subsequent evening the festival continues with Asplind, AlmgrenRecén, Koch with Mats Lindström, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Tommi Keränen, Ragnhild May, Lukasz Szlankiewicz and DJ Ryan Martin of Dais Records. Admission is free on both evenings.
JG Thirlwell has been invited by EMS (Elektronmusikstudion / Electronic Music Studio of Stockholm) to participate in the second annual Swedish Energies festival, presented by Issue Project Room, iDEAL, EMS, and the Consulate General of Sweden NYC. It is a free two-night festival on Nov 30-Dec 1 2012, featuring a huge lineup of some of Sweden’s most exciting experimental musicians and artists. Performances include collaborations between U.S. and Swedish artists, as well as a cross-section of Sweden’s most pre-eminent experimental groups.
JG Thirlwell will collaborate in a performance on Nov 30 with Vinyl Terror and Horror, aka Camilla Sørensen and Greta Christensen. Vinyl Terror and Horror have worked together since 2001 modifying, deconstructing and reconstructing turntables and vinyl records , resulting in amazingly detailed and well executed noise compositions, performances and kinetic installations.
The evening will take place at the Clemente Soto Velez Center at 107 Suffolk Street, NYC and will also will feature performances by Christine Ödlund (S), Mats Lindström (S), Rolf Enström (S) and Aki Onda & Lise-Lotte Norelius (JAP/S), and continue the following evening performances by Anastasia Ax, Hild Sofie Tafjord, The Gagmen and many more.
In September 2012 Touch will present a series of events at ISSUE Project Room, Anthology Film Archives and Experimental Intermedia in NYC, celebrating the publisher’s 30th anniversary. Since its first release in 1982, Touch has created sonic and visual productions that combine innovation with a level of care and attention that has made it the most enduring of any independent music company of its time. The label has presented a wide range of artists from New Order to Thomas Köner, and now has a strong focus on artists such as Fennesz, Chris Watson, Philip Jeck, Jana Winderen, Hildur Gudnadottir, Jacob Kirkegaard, Oren Ambarchi and Biosphere.
On Sunday Sep 16 2012 the so-called “Touch Ensemble” will perform at Phill Niblock‘s space Experimental intermedia in a concert conducted by one of Touch’s head honchos, Mike Harding. The Touch Ensemble for the evening will consist of JG Thirlwell, Philip Jeck, Ken Montgomery, Marcus Davidson, Lary 7, and Dave Knapik.
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