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Ken Jacobs / JGT at BAMcinématek, NY

kenjacobs_613x463As part of BAMcinématek series “3D in the 21st Century”, BAM will present a program Ken Jacobs‘ films, including a rare screening of the acclaimed  Seeking the Monkey King, which features a score by JG Thirlwell (culled mainly from the Manorexia album Dinoflagellate Blooms). May 11th 2015, 7.30pm at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
“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.” —The New York Times

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Thirlwell remixes John Carpenter for new album

fc450154-d4ab-40bb-ad3d-b3060437043dJG Thirlwell has remixed a new track by John Carpenter. The remix will be  included on the deluxe digital version of Carpenter’s new album on Sacred Bones, Lost Themes. Other artists who have tackled remixes include Zola Jesus with Dean Hurley, Blanck Mass (Ben Power of Fuck Buttons), Silent Servant, ohGr and Bill Kouligas (PAN label head).
Additionally, renegade auteur John Carpenter will make a rare New York appearance at BAM on Thursday, February 5 to discuss his legendary career and celebrate the release of his debut solo album, Lost Themes.
Carpenter has scored many his films and Lost Themes is a collection of unused, previously unheard works in his inimitable style. The album will be released on Feb 3 2015.

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Manorexia at Brooklyn Academy of Music Cafe

  JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia will make a rare appearance with a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Cafe on November 18 2011. The concert will be an extended program of material, drawn from all the Manorexia albums, and admission is free.

The musicians is Manorexia for this performance will be JG Thirlwell (laptop / compositions), Leyna Marika Papach (violin), Elena Moon Park (violin), Karen Waltuch (viola), Isabel Castellvi (cello), Peter Wise (percussion) and David Broome (keyboards).

The latest Manorexia album is Dinoflagellate Blooms, which is a double disc with the album in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound.