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.
freq_wave: seven seas is a collaborative sound project unleashing 84 rogue sound artists for the Ocean.
Curated by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, co-curated by Alonso Alonso Vazquez and commissioned by TBA21-Academy, the project will gradually unfold on the online platform Ocean Archive.
freq_wave: seven seas will launch in seven editions oceanic trajectory featuring the work of 12 sound artists and artist groups united in a monster wave to bring oceanic creativity to the fore.
“freq_wave: seven seas” takes the form of a web-based mixer where you can manipulate your own version of the piece.
JG Thirlwell appears on the second edition of freq_wave.
freq_out 12 audio installation will occur in Vienna from April 22 until May 1, taking place in the sewer at Girardipark, 1010 Vienna, which was the location where parts of the classic Orson Welles noir film The Third Man was shot. Along with many of the regular contributing artists, this edition of freq_out will be including guests Peter Rehberg of Mego Records and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of legendary German group Cluster.
freq_out is a sound installation comprised of 12 individual sound works each utilizing a specific frequency range, made on site, and amplified thru multiple channels to act as a single, generative sound-space
The following artists will work within these frequencies
0–25 Hz Christine Ödlund [SWE]
25–65 Hz Hans-Joachim Roedelius [GER/AUT]
65–90 Hz Peter Rehberg [GBR/AUT]
90–140 Hz Kent Tankred [SWE]
140–180 Hz JG Thirlwell [AUS]
180–250 Hz PerMagnus Lindborg [SWE]
250–350 Hz Jana Winderen [NOR]
350–500 Hz Maia Urstad [NOR]
500–1000 Hz Benny Nilsen [SWE]
1000–2000 Hz Tommi Grönlund/Petteri Nisunen [FIN]
2000–5000 Hz Finnbogi Petursson [ISL]
5000–12000 Hz Franz Pomassl/ Anna Ceeh(AUT/RUS)
Special guest (for light design): Franz Graf [AUT]
As always, artist curator, mastermind and grand wizard is Carl Michael von Hausswolff, with Franz Pomassl as co-curator. The event is commissioned by Tonspur Kunstverein Wien, spearheaded by artistic director Georg Weckwerth,
The opening will be on April 21 with the installation running April 22 to May 1, 2016 daily 12 to 8 pm. Admission is free.
In addition there will be a concert by the assembled freq_out artists under the title freq_out orchestra at 3 Schillerplatz, 1010 Vienna on April 22 at 9pm. The score for this event will be created by JG Thirlwell.
The new freq_out LP contains the studio mix and a live recording of the first permanent installation of a freq_out piece called freq_out 1.2 ∞ SKANDION. The multi-channel work is up and running in the entrance garden at the Skandion Klinik, a new hospital for cancer treatment in Uppsala, Sweden.
The freq_out project has existed since 2003, when Carl Michael von Hausswolff was invited to Copenhagen to invent and install a sound-art installation. He divided up the audible sonic register into 12 parts and asked 12 artists, musicians, composers, and architects to each accept one of the 12 parts and compose a sonic piece from it. The result became 12 compositions/artworks that were simultaneously played on 12 different sound systems in the art space of Charlottenborg, thus becoming one piece. Since then, freq_out has also been installed in Oslo, Berlin, Paris, Budapest, Chiang Mai, Kortrijk, Stockholm, Amsterdam, and Marrakesh.
The artists who contributed to the work are Jana Winderen, Maia Urstad, Christine Ödlund, Brandon LaBelle, JG Thirlwell, Petteri Nisunen, Tommi Grönlund, The Sons of God, Franz Pomassl, Anna Ceeh, Mike Harding, Finnbogi Pétursson, BJ Nilsen, Jacob Kirkegaard, PerMagnus Lindborg, and Carl Michael von Hausswolff. It’s released on Sep 25 2015 by Ash International and you can order it from Touch in Europe or Forced Exposure in the US.
freq_out 1.2∞(skandion) will be the first permanent freq_out sound installation. It will be installed in the small garden at the new Skandion Clinic for cancer treatment in Uppsala, Sweden, and inaugurated in the fall of 2014. The following artists will contribute to the sound installation : Tommi Grönlund / Petteri Nisunen, Mike Harding, Jana Winderen, Finnbogi Petursson, Anna Ceeh / Franz Pomassl, Jacob Kirkegaard, The Sons of God (Kent Tankred / Leif Elggren), BJNilsen, Maia Urstad, JG Thirlwell, Brandon LaBelle, Christine Ödlund, Permagnus Lindborg and artist curator Carl Michael von Hausswolff. The project curator is Lotta Mossum and project organizors are Tomas Nilsson and Akademiska Hus.
The Skandion Clinic is the first clinic for proton therapy in Scandinavia. Proton therapy makes it possible to treat cancer more effectively and with fewer side effects than with conventional radiation therapy. The clinic is located in Uppsala, Sweden and the first patient is expected to be treated in 2015. The clinic is designed at present for treatment of 1000 patients per year, but with an option of future expansion.
The artists of freq_out feel very honored to contribute to this project.
JG Thirlwell has been commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary to write a composition for the Morning Line, a public art structure in Vienna created by Matthew Ritchie. At eight meters high and twenty meters long and built of 20 tons of coated aluminum, the sculpture incorporates a 47 channel audio system, making it a platform for contemporary music and composition. So far 27 sound artists have contributed compositions, specially conceived for the pavilion’s architecture, which now fill the sonic landscape of Schwarzenbergplatz. JG was invited by guest curator, composer and head of Laton Records Franz Pomassl.
Thirlwell’s 38 minute piece, entitled “Euthenasia”, will premiere in Vienna on Sep 8 and 9 2012 and will take full advantage of the structure’s multi channel spatial amplification. Thirlwell will be in attendance and will perform along with the piece. The audience will experience the piece from within and outside the sculpture.The composition will be added to the existing archive of music and soundscapes selected by the previous guest curators.
There is also a version of the sculpture in Istanbul. Composers who have already composed pieces for the project include Christian Fennesz, Alexei Borisov, Bryce Dessner with Evan Ziporyn and David Sheppard, Ghostigital, Bruce Gilbert, Tommi Grönlund & Petteri Nisunen, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Florian Hecker, Erdem Helvacıoğlu, Jónsi & Alex, Carsten Nicolai, Mehmet Can Özer, Zsolt Olejnik, Finnbogi Pétursson, Franz Pomassl, Lee Ranaldo, Terre Thaemlitz, Yasunao Tone, Chris Watson, Thom Willems, Jana Winderen, Zavoloka and Peter Zinovieff.
JG Thirlwell will be in Kaliningrad, Russia from May 24-26 2012 for the Sound Around Kaliningrad Festival, an International Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art. JG will have a new six channel sound installation on display, entitled “Otitis Interna”. In addition he will do a performance and lecture.
Describing “Otitis Interna”, Thirlwell said : “When I was presented with the image of the room in Kaliningrad where my sound installation would be housed, I felt it evoked a sonic landscape of wood and organic matter, of work and anxiety, of memory and loss trapped in the grain and the walls. I sought to examine and paint these ideas with sound. I sourced and arranged a sonic palette into a six channel spatial environment/composition of musique concrete to convey these ideas into the space. Adding blacklight as the sole source of illumination in the room added a twist of disorientation which is meant to invoke an x-ray.”
Other participants in the Festival this year include Jacob Kirkegaard, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Jana Winderen, Kiwa, Greta Christensen & Camilla Sørensen a.k.a. Vinylterror and Horror,Mats Lindstrom, Robert Piotrowicz, Vladimir Tarasov, Maksims Shentelevs, Hanna Hartman, John Grzinich and Jelena Glazova, as well as Kalinigrad musicians Kratong, Danil Akimov, Nikodim, Sergey Sorokin, Kraynost, Not a mind, StirliTZ and more. The festival will take place in many sites around the city, including the Kaliningrad Zoo. There will be concerts, performances, installations, workshops, screenings, audio broadcasts, interventions in public spaces and an open record library.