The long-awaited soundtrack album of JG Thirlwell‘s scores for the animated series Archer will finally be released in 2023 via iam8bit/DMG.
The album comprises 27 tracks and is drawn from seasons 7-9 of the show. It will be released on maraschino red vinyl.
Thirlwell joined the show on season 7 and was able to expand and build on the Archer universe with his musical stylings. The show won an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Animated Program for season 7.
You can advance order the album here
The Great Learning Orchestra is a network with more than hundred musicians embracing music and sound through the act of listening.Based in Stockholm, they incorporate musicians of different ability levels to engage in different forms of expression from improv to graphic scores.
JG Thirlwell created and workshopped some graphic scores with them, and subsequently was commissioned to write a long form piece. The large piece was in 11 movements and incorporated guided improv, instructional pieces as well as conventional notation.
An edited version of this piece appears in the new Great Learning Orchestra box set, Commissioned Work and Live Recordings. The triple CD set also includes works by Leah Asher, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Marclay, Pauline Oliveros, Christina Campanella and others, including GLO founder Leif Jordansson.
The box is a numbered limited edition of 200. You can order it on Bandcamp here in digital or physical versions. You can see the entire JG Thirlwell long-form GLO concert here.
Decibel New Music Ensemble will be performing their Two Minutes From Home project in concert on Nov 29 2022 at The Performance Space, City University, London. The project includes pieces by JG Thirlwell, Aaron Wyatt, Marina Rosenfeld, Thembi Soddell and many others, who composed visual scores on their unique Decibel Score Creator program.
The event is free but reservations are recommended. Make reservations here
We are excited to announce that JG Thirlwell will be presenting his surround sound Silver Mantis project in Orlando, Florida on Friday December 9 2022.
The performance will take place at Timucua, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32806 at 7.30pm.
Silver Mantis is a 50 minute live surround-sound electro-acoustic presentation, performed with keyboards, prepared piano and theremin. It is performed with a projection created exclusively for the project by acclaimed Swedish visual artist Sten Backman.
Tickets are available here
Anne Senstad is a multi-disciplinary artist from Norway, who works in sculptural installations examining light, sound, and color. JG Thirlwell has provided the sound environment for many of her pieces.
A new book, Neon Guides Me, chronicles her work, and on Nov 5 2022 there will be an event at The Emily Harvey Foundation in NYC to celebrate the publication. Anne Senstad, JG Thirlwell and Brooklyn Rail editior Tom McGlyn will have a panel discussion, followed by a video talk with publisher Praun & Guermouche, and a neon installation on view.
The Emily Harvey Foundation, 537 Broadway #2 NYC 10012. The event is from 4pm-6pm and the panel discussion happens at 4.15pm. Free admission.
NEON GUIDES ME includes texts by JG Thirlwell and Patrick Rolandelli, Catherine Christer Hennix, Andres Kurg, Erik Meling, Sanna Karimäki-Nuutinen, Dr Aura Seikkula, Marianne Solberg and Sarah Walko.
Published by Praun & Guermouche
144 pages, hardcover
Edition of 600
JG Thirlwell’s Xordox will be performing on NYC on November 30 2022 at TV Eye in Ridgewood, Queens. Xordox will be performing material from the albums Omniverse and Neospection. For this iteration of Xordox, JGT will be joined by long-time ally Simon Hanes (Tredici Bacci), with sensational visuals from Sten Backman. The evening will start with a set by Kill Alters (solo), aka the amazing Bonnie Baxter. This is the only Xordox show of 2022! Purchase tickets here.
JG Thirlwell guested with Soft Cell at their show at The Beacon Theater in New York City on Aug 30 2022. Soft Cell were playing in NYC for the 40th anniversary of their classic ‘Non Stop Erotic Cabaret’ album.
Thirlwell joined the group for a cover version of the Suicide song ‘Ghost Rider’ trading vocals with Marc Almond. You can see a video from the night here, and a video of them performing the same song back in 1983 here.
Photo by PSquared, from Brooklyn Vegan.
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.