JG Thirlwell is proud to announce that he will be performing at a special benefit concert to celebrate the end of Roulette’s 40th Season on July 21 2019. Thirlwell will be performing a new solo set with electronics, prepared piano and theremin in front of an immersive backdrop of new visuals created by Sten Backman. The bill also includes John Zorn’s Simulacrum (featuring John Medeski, Matt Hollenberg and Kenny Grohowski) as well as a solo set by John Medeski plus Val Jeanty and Fay Victor.
The previous night of the two day festival will feature performances by Ikue Mori & Craig Taborn, Matana Roberts, Nels Cline with Zeena Parkins and the Sylvie Courvoisier Trio (with Drew Gress and Kenny Wollesen).
Roulette is located at 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217.
The album careens between soft plucked interludes to full blown symphonic frenzy, from musiq concrete nightmares to cinematic mindfields, with a meticulous marriage of samples and live instruments, distressed sounds and mysterious unknown quantities. You can hear previews of the album here.
Begun in Berlin in 2005, the album was recorded at Thirlwell’s Self Immolation studios in Brooklyn, and the 5.1 mixes were made at Harvestworks Studio with Paul Geluso. Manorexia will be performing in October 2011 with Portishead at All Tomorrow’s Parties event in Asbury Park, NJ.
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