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.
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Luke Younger is an electronic producer who releases music under the name Helm. For his new album,Chemical Flowers, he enlisted JG Thirlwell to compose string quartet arrangements for four of the songs. Thirlwell also recorded the parts at 30 Below in New York and sent them to Younger, who incorporated them into his pieces. The quartet consisted of Ludovica Burtone and Leah Asher on violins, Joanna Mattrey on viola and Clara Kennedy on cello. The album is released on May 17 via the Pan label.
JG Thirlwell has created string arrangements for the next album by Helm, aka Luke Younger (pictured). JG recorded them at Thirty Below in NYC with engineer Brent McLachan. The quartet consisting of Ludovica Burtone (violin), Joanna Mattrey (viola), Clara Kennedy (cello) and Leah Asher (violin). The album will be released at a future date on the Pan label.
JG Thirlwell will be presenting a program of works for string quartet, including a world premiere and a NY premiere, on the afternoon of August 9 2015 at the Noguchi Sculpture Museum in Queens, NY. He will join the quartet for the last piece of the program, which will be for string quartet with electronic treatments. The quartet for the concert will consist of Adrianna Mateo and Elena Moon Park on violins, Isabel Hagen on viola and Clara Kennedy on cello. The concert is presented by Bang On A Can. The concert will be at 3pm. Admission is free with entry to the museum.