Thirlwell's 'Sonder' US premiere at Roxy Underground Film Festival

Roxy-Cinema-1024x640JG Thirlwell‘s short film ‘Sonder‘ will be making its US premiere at the Roxy Underground Film Festival on Sep 24 2018. ‘Sonder’ was directed and scored by JG Thirlwell, and photographed by Sebastian Mlynarski. The Roxy Underground Film Festival series is led by pioneering indie filmmaker Amos Poe, alongside The Roxy Cinema’s Curator, Illyse Singer. Tickets are free with RSVP here. The Roxy Cinema is located at 2 6th Avenue, Cellar Level of The Roxy Hotel New York, NY 10013.

JG Thirlwell directs film for Gotland festival

Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 1.25.58 PMJG Thirlwell has been commissioned to direct and score a short  film by the Gotland Film Lab in Sweden. Thirlwell is shooting the film in the New York area with director of photography Sebastian Mlynarski. The film will premiere at the Frekvens Symposium on April 22 2018 in Visby, Gotland, with Thirlwell in attendance to introduce the work.

JG Thirlwell's Cholera Nocebo in Paris

18835736_10155456854247148_7327277141207162060_nJG Thirlwell will be bringing his Cholera Nocebo project to Paris on September 28 2017 at the Fondation des Etats Unis cultural center at 15 boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris.  The show will be presented  by the University of Chicago Center in Paris. The show will be at 8pm and admission will be free!

Cholera Nocebo is a 50 minute electro-acoustic presentation, performed  with software and sampling, autoharp, prepared piano and small electronic and acoustic objects and instruments. It is an immersive multi channel composition which allows for an elastic performance.  It is performed with a projection  of multiple time-lapse car journeys along the Long Island Expressway in NY which gives the illusion of hurtling into a void, culminating in footage that was shot in the blackout in Lower Manhattan which occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated NYC. The film was shot and edited by gea with additional footage by Sebastian Mlynarski.

JGT's Cholera Nocebo at Supersense in Melbourne

supersense350x350JG Thirlwell will be bringing his Cholera Nocebo project to the city of his birth, Melbourne Australia, for the Supersense Festival on August 19 2017. This performance will be the first time that Thirlwell has performed in Melbourne.

Cholera Nocebo is a 50 minute electro-acoustic presentation, performed  with software and sampling, autoharp, prepared piano and small electronic and acoustic objects and instruments. It is an immersive multi channel composition which allows for an elastic performance.  It is performed with a projection  of multiple time-lapse car journeys along the Long Island Expressway in NY which gives the illusion of hurtling into a void, culminating in footage that was shot in the blackout in Lower Manhattan which occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated NYC. The film was shot and edited by gea with additional footage by Sebastian Mlynarski.

Conceived as a “Pangaea” project, Cholera Nocebo is intended to be performed at least once on each continent. It has thus far been performed in Morocco at the Marrakech Bienale , Club Babylon in Istanbul, Stockholm at the “Art’s Birthday Party” Festival, the Lausanne Film Festival, Cafe Oto in London and at the Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart, Australia.

A 5.1 surround sound Cholera Nocebo album is being prepared for release on Ectopic Ents toward the end of 2017.

The Supersense Festival will also feature performances by Master Musicians of Jajouka, Pussy Riot, Spiritualized, Blonde Redhead, Stephen O’Malley, Oliver Coates, Keiji Haino, Acid Mothers Temple and many more.

JGT's Cholera Nocebo Live at Roulette NYC on May 30 2017

Screen shot 2014-03-29 at 4.51.20 PMJG Thirlwell‘s Cholera Nocebo project will make it’s North American debut in a special surround sound concert  at Roulette on May 30 2017. Tickets are available here.

Cholera Nocebo is a 50 minute electro-acoustic presentation, performed  with software and sampling, autoharp, prepared piano and small electronic and acoustic objects and instruments. It is an immersive multi channel composition which allows for an elastic performance.  It is performed with a projection  of multiple time-lapse car journeys along the Long Island Expressway in NY which gives the illusion of hurtling into a void, culminating in footage that was shot in the blackout in Lower Manhattan which occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated NYC. The film was shot and edited by gea with additional footage by Sebastian Mlynarski.

Conceived as a “Pangaea” project, Cholera Nocebo is intended to be performed at least once on each continent. It has thus far been performed in Morocco at the Marrakech Bienale , Club Babylon in Istanbul, Stockholm at the “Art’s Birthday Party” Festival, the Lausanne Film Festival, Cafe Oto in London and at the Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart, Australia.

A 5.1 surround sound Cholera Nocebo album is being prepared for release on Ectopic Ents toward the end of 2017.

 

Thirlwell contributes to Sandy Relief show at Reverse Gallery

REVERSE and Aurelio Trinidad Valle present RESONATE and REBUILD, a silent art auction benefit and exhibition at REVERSE space at 28 Frost Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that will open on Friday, December 14 from 7-11 PM with works remaining on view until Friday, December 21. The focus of this benefit is to raise funds for the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, an organization dedicated to rebuilding one of the most severely affected communities by Hurricane Sandy.

REVERSE is delighted to include a portfolio of art prints for the silent auction called the “Peace Prints”, originally made in 1972 for the McGovern campaign. These prints will be available for bidding during the benefit exhibition, made possible by Patty Mucha and Julie Martin. Artists who participated  in the “Peace Prints” series include: Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Richard Anuskiewicz; Oyvind Fahlström, Marisol, Robert Whitman, and Jack Youngerman.

Artworks that have been donated to the exhibition alongside the Peace Prints include works by JG Thirlwell, Nick Zinner, Sebastian Mlynarski, Gabriel ShuldnerErik Foss, Ben Brock, Alberto Cortes, Richard Alvarez, Damian Genuardi, a collaborative work by Brandon Friend + Jason Douglas Griffin and many more. All works will remain on view and those that are not sold during the opening event will still be available for bidding at REVERSE until Friday, December 21, 7pm.
For more information about the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, go here

"The Blue Eyes" screens in NYC

On October 7 2012 at Anthology Film Archives in New York City there will be a rare screening of “Los Ojos Azules” (“The Blue Eyes”) as part of their New Filmmakers series. Shot on location in Mexico, the film was directed by Eva Aridjis with cinematography by Sebastian Mlynarski, and has an original score by JG Thirlwell.

A Celebration of Music Videos in the New Millenium

2/11/12  marks the opening of “A Celebration of Music Videos in the New Millenium” at Secret Project Robot gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The opening will feature  the premiere of the new K-Holes video by Sebastian Mlynarski plus a performance by Knyfe Hyts. Videos in the exhibition include Foetus / JG Thirlwell, Animal Collective, Black Dice, YeahYeahYeahs, Panda Bear, Maya, Mirror Mirror, Aids Wolf, Psychic Ills, Cult Of Youth, Brian Chippendale, Pendu NYC, Ssion, Hair Jail, Pop 1280, Danny Perez, Black Bananas, Pterodactyl and many more.

Here’s what Secret Project Robot  say about the show….”Reality TV did not kill the video star! They have reemerged, healthy, safe and in greater number than ever- on your computer screen. Indeed the internet has created a renaissance and a new specificity for music videos with a new cultural identity of active participants, consumers, creators and critics all trading places.
Music videos are no longer simply ingenious marketing devices. The internet and the proliferation of inexpensive audio video technology be it a smart phone or a digital camera opens the playing field for any producer or band to make a video that unlike the past- may go mass at any moment without the help of conventional media outlets.
The music video in the 21st century is a hybrid of forms and purposes, at first glance an impersonal piece of media clutter a reminder of our daily dose of sensory overload but on second thought a unification of art forms and a communal experience of music… Technology allows that making music videos be fun.”

Secret Project Robot is in Brooklyn, NY, located at 389 Melrose between Knickerbocker and Flushing/Irving, near Morgan or Jefferson L subway.

"The Blue Eyes" film debuts

The Blue Eyes is the new film directed by Eva Aridjis, with a brand new musical score composed by JG Thirlwell. It will premiere at Morelia Film Festival in Mexico on October 21 and 22, 2011. Shot on location in Chiapas, Mexico, this supernatural thriller was lensed by Sebastian Mlynarski, the creative cinematographer who is also known for directing videos for the likes of Miike Snow, Cold Cave and Maya.

The score was composed, produced and performed by JG Thirlwell with guest musicans Nathan Koci on french horn, Isabel Castellvi on cello, James Ilgenfritz on contrabass, Marcus Rojas on bass trombone and tuba and Karen Waltuch on viola and violin, with the vocal stylings of Angel Inconnu.