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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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.
JG Thirlwell is working with Zola Jesus on a performance of her works at the Guggenheim Museum on May 10, 2012. The performance by Zola Jesus will feature string quartet and electronics as a departure from her regular instrumentation, and JG Thirlwell has composed the string arrangements for the concert and will act as musical director. The string players will be the Mivos Quartet, with Manorexia alumni Elena Moon Park guest substituting for Mivos’ Olivia DePrato. The performance will be part of Divine Ricochet, a Guggenheim Music Series.
JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia will make a rare appearance with a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Cafe on November 18 2011. The concert will be an extended program of material, drawn from all the Manorexia albums, and admission is free.
The musicians is Manorexia for this performance will be JG Thirlwell (laptop / compositions), Leyna Marika Papach (violin), Elena Moon Park (violin), Karen Waltuch (viola), Isabel Castellvi (cello), Peter Wise (percussion) and David Broome (keyboards).
The latest Manorexia album is Dinoflagellate Blooms, which is a double disc with the album in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound.
The All Tomorrow’s Parties “I’ll Be Your Mirror” music event, curated by Portishead, will occur in Asbury Park on Sep 30 – Oct 2. Manorexia will perform on Oct 2. To celebrate the event, All Tomorrows Parties are streaming a “mix-tape” of the artists that will appear.
Artists on the “mixtape” include Manorexia, Oneida, Portishead, Battles, A Hawk And A Hacksaw, Cults, Neutral Milk Hotel, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Swans, Deerhoof, The Pop Group, Beak>, Chavez, DD/MM/YYYY, Hannibal Buress, Shellac, People Of The North, Anika, Earth, The Stars In His Head , Factory Floor, Company Flow, Thought Forms, and many more.
The lineup of Manorexia for the ATP show will be JG Thirlwell (laptop / compositions), Leyna Marika Papach (violin), Elena Moon Park (violin), Karen Waltuch (viola), Isabel Castellvi (cello), Peter Wise (percussion) and David Broome (keyboards).
JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia will be performing live at Le Poisson Rouge, celebrating the release of The Mesopelagic Waters on Tzadik. The show will be on April 4 2010 at 7pm and tickets are $15.00. This is the only Manorexia show scheduled for the US in 2010.
Buy advance tickets at Le Poisson Rouge’s site.
The group at the concert will consist of
JG Thirlwell – Keys / Samples / Electronics
Peter Wise – Vibraphone / Glockenspiel / percussion
David Broome – Piano / Toy Piano
Leyna Marika Papach – Violin
Elena Moon Park – Violin
Karen Waltch – Viola
Alex Waterman – Cello