We are excited to announce that JG Thirlwell will be presenting his surround sound Silver Mantis project in Orlando, Florida on Friday December 9 2022.
The performance will take place at Timucua, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32806 at 7.30pm.
Silver Mantis is a 50 minute live surround-sound electro-acoustic presentation, performed with keyboards, prepared piano and theremin. It is performed with a projection created exclusively for the project by acclaimed Swedish visual artist Sten Backman.
Tickets are available here
Anne Senstad is a multi-disciplinary artist from Norway, who works in sculptural installations examining light, sound, and color. JG Thirlwell has provided the sound environment for many of her pieces.
A new book, Neon Guides Me, chronicles her work, and on Nov 5 2022 there will be an event at The Emily Harvey Foundation in NYC to celebrate the publication. Anne Senstad, JG Thirlwell and Brooklyn Rail editior Tom McGlyn will have a panel discussion, followed by a video talk with publisher Praun & Guermouche, and a neon installation on view.
The Emily Harvey Foundation, 537 Broadway #2 NYC 10012. The event is from 4pm-6pm and the panel discussion happens at 4.15pm. Free admission.
NEON GUIDES ME includes texts by JG Thirlwell and Patrick Rolandelli, Catherine Christer Hennix, Andres Kurg, Erik Meling, Sanna Karimäki-Nuutinen, Dr Aura Seikkula, Marianne Solberg and Sarah Walko.
Published by Praun & Guermouche
144 pages, hardcover
Edition of 600
JG Thirlwell’s Xordox will be performing on NYC on November 30 2022 at TV Eye in Ridgewood, Queens. Xordox will be performing material from the albums Omniverse and Neospection. For this iteration of Xordox, JGT will be joined by long-time ally Simon Hanes (Tredici Bacci), with sensational visuals from Sten Backman. The evening will start with a set by Kill Alters (solo), aka the amazing Bonnie Baxter. This is the only Xordox show of 2022! Purchase tickets here.
JG Thirlwell guested with Soft Cell at their show at The Beacon Theater in New York City on Aug 30 2022. Soft Cell were playing in NYC for the 40th anniversary of their classic ‘Non Stop Erotic Cabaret’ album.
Thirlwell joined the group for a cover version of the Suicide song ‘Ghost Rider’ trading vocals with Marc Almond. You can see a video from the night here, and a video of them performing the same song back in 1983 here.
Photo by PSquared, from Brooklyn Vegan.
In September 2022 JG Thirlwell will be taking part in the sound art project freq_wave (Pacific; Los Angeles)
freq_wave (Pacific; Los Angeles) is an immersive installation by pioneering new media and conceptual artist, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, who will transform the interior of the 100-inch Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatories with a visual and sound installation. The project brings together twelve individual sound works by twelve artists, each operating within a unique frequency range based on field recordings from the Pacific Ocean and amplified to act as a single, generative sonic zone.
The artists participating will include Greg Anderson, Jana Winderen, Minoru Sato, Jimena Sarno, Bethan Kellough, Tom Recchion, JG Thirlwell, Alba Triana, Jónsi, Lawrence English, Yan Jun and Richard Chartier.
freq_wave is part of the Fulcrum Festival. The installation will be open from 11am-5pm at Mt Wilson Observatory, Sep 23-25 2022.
Decibel New Music Ensemble will be performing their Two Minutes From Home project in concert on July 26 2022 at Melbourne Recital Center in Melbourne, Australia. The project includes pieces by JG Thirlwell, Aaron Wyatt, Marina Rosenfeld, Thembi Soddell and many others, who composed visual scores on their unique Decibel Score Creator program. Tickets are available here.
A new video has just been published on the JG Thirlwell YouTube Channel of a string quartet performance of the Manorexia classic ‘A Plastic Island in the Pacific‘. It’s from the concert ‘JG Thirlwell : String Quartets’ at the Noguchi Sculpture Museum in Queens, NY on August 9 2015. The concert was presented by Bang On A Can. You can watch the video here.
The quartet consisted of Adrianna Mateo on violin, Elena Moon Park on violin and trumpet, Isabel Hagen on viola and Clara Kennedy on cello. Live electronic treatments and manipulations were performed on the instruments by JG Thirlwell.
Please subscribe to the JG Thirlwell YouTube channel while you are there.
JG Thirlwell will perform his surround sound Silver Mantis project at the Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock, NY on June 11 2022 at 8pm. Tickets are available here.
Silver Mantis is a 50 minute electro-acoustic presentation, performed with software and sampling and theremin. It is an immersive multi channel composition which allows for an elastic performance. Incorporating musique concrète and electronic sound along with live instrumentation, the composition is dynamic, cinematic and diverse with stylistic left-turns, creating a tension between time and anxiety.
It is performed with a projection created exclusively for the project by acclaimed Swedish visual artist Sten Backman.
Silver Mantis has been performed at Cafe Oto in London, Roulette in NYC and Elastic Arts in Chicago.