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.
JG Thirlwell will be in Kaliningrad, Russia from May 24-26 2012 for the Sound Around Kaliningrad Festival, an International Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art. JG will have a new six channel sound installation on display, entitled “Otitis Interna”. In addition he will do a performance and lecture.
Describing “Otitis Interna”, Thirlwell said : “When I was presented with the image of the room in Kaliningrad where my sound installation would be housed, I felt it evoked a sonic landscape of wood and organic matter, of work and anxiety, of memory and loss trapped in the grain and the walls. I sought to examine and paint these ideas with sound. I sourced and arranged a sonic palette into a six channel spatial environment/composition of musique concrete to convey these ideas into the space. Adding blacklight as the sole source of illumination in the room added a twist of disorientation which is meant to invoke an x-ray.”
Other participants in the Festival this year include Jacob Kirkegaard, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Jana Winderen, Kiwa, Greta Christensen & Camilla Sørensen a.k.a. Vinylterror and Horror,Mats Lindstrom, Robert Piotrowicz, Vladimir Tarasov, Maksims Shentelevs, Hanna Hartman, John Grzinich and Jelena Glazova, as well as Kalinigrad musicians Kratong, Danil Akimov, Nikodim, Sergey Sorokin, Kraynost, Not a mind, StirliTZ and more. The festival will take place in many sites around the city, including the Kaliningrad Zoo. There will be concerts, performances, installations, workshops, screenings, audio broadcasts, interventions in public spaces and an open record library.