The Bang On A Can Allstars are headed to Australia, and they will be performing JG Thirlwell‘s “Anabiosis” composition in Sydney on August 25 2018 and in Melbourne on August 28 2018.
Bang On A Can commissioned Thirlwell to compose “Anabiosis” in 2006, and Thirlwell subsequently recorded his own version, which appeared on the Manorexia album Dinoflagellate Blooms. Thirlwell then adapted the piece for the Manorexia chamber ensemble. In 2015 Thirlwell reworked the piece for the Allstars, which by now had three new members in its ranks.
In Sydney, the Bang On A Can Allstars will perform as part of Extended Play, a 12-hour micro-festival that explores and celebrates new music in every format imaginable at the City Recital Hall. You may purchase tickets for the whole festival here, or just for the Bang On A Can Allstars performance here.
At the Melbourne Recital Hall, the Allstars will perform Thirlwell’s piece, along with pieces by BOAC founders David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, plus a piece by Philip Glass. Tickets for the Melbourne concert here.
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.
Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the long awaited new Manorexia album, Dinoflagellate Blooms. The album features eleven compositions composed, produced and performed by JG Thirlwell. The package includes a CD of the album in stereo, and a DVD with the album in glorious, immersive 5.1 surround sound.
The album careens between soft plucked interludes to full blown symphonic frenzy, from musiq concrete nightmares to cinematic mindfields, with a meticulous marriage of samples and live instruments, distressed sounds and mysterious unknown quantities. You can hear previews of the album here.
Begun in Berlin in 2005, the album was recorded at Thirlwell’s Self Immolation studios in Brooklyn, and the 5.1 mixes were made at Harvestworks Studio with Paul Geluso. Manorexia will be performing in October 2011 with Portishead at All Tomorrow’s Parties event in Asbury Park, NJ.
Initial quantities come with a free 4×5 Manorexia sticker signed by JG Thirlwell. Available exclusively at foetus.org shop.