JG 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.
On July 11 2013 at 10pm, as part of the River To River Festival, ((audience)) presents JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia: Dinoflagellate Blooms at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. This will be a rare opportunity to hear this classic album in the manner in which it was intended, in 5.1 surround sound in a darkened cinema. The composer will be present. Admission is free. To reserve a seat just RSVP at here.
((audience)) is a foundation established by Alexis Bhagat and Lauren Rosati in 2007, dedicated to the advancement of aural arts by providing wide distribution and new contexts for works by emerging and established sound artists and composers. ((audience)) explores the cinema as a 21st century concert hall.
Ken Jacobs’ film Seeking The Monkey King, which has a score by JG Thirlwell, will be showing in the Short Film Program at the Sundance Film Festival. The score is drawn and re-edited from the Manorexia album Dinoflagellate Blooms. The New York Times said ” “Seeking the Monkey King” is a reminder that, in a world of continuously streaming images, an artist like Mr. Jacobs challenges the tyranny of visual uniformity, and not simply with angry words. His work opens your ears and mind, and, simply put, has no like in the multiplex, the art house or even most festivals.” The film was just cited as one of the best of 2011 by Village Voice critic J.Hoberman.
The film will show at the following times in Utah:
01/23/12 4:00 p.m. Redstone Cinema 7, Park City
01/24/12 9:00 p.m. Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City
01/25/12 5:30 p.m. Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
01/28/12 6:15 p.m. Holiday Village Cinema 2, Park City
The acclaimed, mindbending new album from Manorexia, “Dinoflagellate Blooms”, is now available as a download here . The 62 minute album contains 11 tracks. The download contains the stereo version of the album. If you also want the 5.1 surround sound version of the album you may purchase as a double disc set here. The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers soon.