JG Thirlwell is an ongoing composer in residence at Elektronmusikstudion, aka EMS,the center for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm. JG spent some time working there in January and May 2013, learning and experimenting with the Serge and Buchla analog modular synthesizer systems, assisted and guided by Jonas Broberg and Daniel Araya. JG plans to return to continue his explorations soon. There are currently no plans to release anything from the sessions but JG hopes that the work will eventually bear fruit and recordings will see the light of day.
JG Thirlwell has been invited by EMS (Elektronmusikstudion / Electronic Music Studio of Stockholm) to participate in the second annual Swedish Energies festival, presented by Issue Project Room, iDEAL, EMS, and the Consulate General of Sweden NYC. It is a free two-night festival on Nov 30-Dec 1 2012, featuring a huge lineup of some of Sweden’s most exciting experimental musicians and artists. Performances include collaborations between U.S. and Swedish artists, as well as a cross-section of Sweden’s most pre-eminent experimental groups.
JG Thirlwell will collaborate in a performance on Nov 30 with Vinyl Terror and Horror, aka Camilla Sørensen and Greta Christensen. Vinyl Terror and Horror have worked together since 2001 modifying, deconstructing and reconstructing turntables and vinyl records , resulting in amazingly detailed and well executed noise compositions, performances and kinetic installations.
The evening will take place at the Clemente Soto Velez Center at 107 Suffolk Street, NYC and will also will feature performances by Christine Ödlund (S), Mats Lindström (S), Rolf Enström (S) and Aki Onda & Lise-Lotte Norelius (JAP/S), and continue the following evening performances by Anastasia Ax, Hild Sofie Tafjord, The Gagmen and many more.