JG Thirlwell brings ‘Silver Mantis’ to Woodstock

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.

JG Thirlwell brings ‘Silver Mantis’ project to London


JG Thirlwell presents the European premiere of his new ‘Silver Mantis’ project on October 20 2019 at Cafe Oto in London. ‘Silver Mantis’ is a four channel solo performance using prepared piano, electronics, and theremin, performed in front of immersive new visuals by Swedish visual artist Sten Backman. A truncated version of ‘Silver Mantis’ was presented at Roulette  in NYC in July but this will be the debut of the full length version. Tickets are available here, just £8 in advance or £10 at the door.


Thirlwell performs "Cholera Nocebo" in London

Screen shot 2014-03-29 at 4.48.09 PMJG Thirlwell will bring his Cholera Nocebo project to London with an exclusive performance at Cafe Oto on Dec 16 2014.

Cholera Nocebo is a 50 minute electro-acoustic presentation performed by JG Thirlwell with electronics, autoharp, objects and prepared piano. It is an immersive multi channel composition which allows for an elastic performance incorporating  live re-composition and improvisation into the structure of the work, incorporating musique concrete and electronic sound along with live instrumentation.
Thirlwell performs with a projection of a time-lapse car journey 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 which occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated NYC.

Conceived as his “pangaea” project, Thirlwell will perform it on each continent. It has thus far been performed in Marrakech, Istanbul, Stockholm and Lausanne.