JG Thirlwell presents Silver Mantis at the Melbourne Recital Center

We are excited to announce that JG Thirlwell will be presenting his surround sound Silver Mantis project at the Melbourne Recital Center in Australia on Thursday September 28, 2023.

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

JG Thirlwell’s ‘Dystonia’ string quartet album on Cantaloupe Music

JG Thirlwell‘s Dystonia album will be released by Cantaloupe Music on May 19, 2023, on CD and digitally. You can order the album on Bandcamp here.


‘Dystonia’ is an album of JG Thirlwell’s string quartet compositions performed by Mivos Quartet. Recording took place at Shiny Things Studio in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn with Mike Tierney recording and engineering.The sleeve notes were written by composer Michael Gordon.

There will be an concert of Mivos Quartet performing the album to celebrate the album’s release at National Sawdust in Brooklyn NY on May 16 2023. You can buy tickets to the concert here

JG Thirlwell brings Silver Mantis to Colchester Arts Centre

We are excited to announce that JG Thirlwell will be presenting his surround sound Silver Mantis project at the Colchester Arts Centre in England on Friday August 18 2023.

The Colchester Arts Centre is located at Church Street, Colchester in Essex

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. Photo by Lenny Nasekailo.

freq_spark sound art project launches 03.31.23

freq_spark (four corners) is a new collective sound work curated by CM Von Hausswolff, consisting of audio pieces inspired by fire and deforestation by 48 sound artists and composers. It is a new iteration of the freq_out project that began in 2002. It will be presented as a composition of four digital sound mixers as an interactive installation. freq_spark can be accessed and operated on the internet at http://bilting.se/freq_spark/

The participating artists are JG Thirlwell,The Qitzi, Christine Ödlund, Tommi Grönlund/Petteri Nisunen, melanieisdemented, Kiwa Noid, Mont Cotton Son, Anna Cherednikova, Christopher Chaplin, Chandra ShuklaMalte Dahlberg, Maia Urstad, Permagnus Lindborg, e-gwam, Girls From The North Country, Ink Void, Finnbogi Petursson, Jana Winderen, Niklas Breimert, HER, Jacob Kirkegaard, Lina Lundquist, Christina Kubisch, Klara Lewis, Simon Sjöström, Pomassl/Anna Ceeh, Sofia Zwahlen, Sucre, Nadine Byrne, Stella Dieden Richter, Yan Jun, Hot Surface, Milton Lewis, Jónsi, Leona Cauklija, Bana Haffar, Leif Elggren, Lawrence English, Jesper Vesterlund, Tilde Björk, Dorit Chrysler, ASH, Tetsuo Furudate, Aron Fogelström, Rana Kadry, Ulf Bilting, Niels Engström and Leif Jordansson.

freq_spark will launch with a concert and  event on Friday March 31 2023 at 16.30, at Rutiga Golvet in The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden.

JG Thirlwell’s Silver Mantis project in St Louis

We are excited to announce that JG Thirlwell will be presenting his surround sound Silver Mantis project in St Louis, Missouri on Monday January 16 2023.
The performance will take place at O’Connell’s 4652 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 at 8.00pm.
 
Eric Hall & NNN Cook open

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.

Photo by Matthew Nihil

JG Thirlwell’s Archer Soundtrack Vol 1 due in 2023

The long-awaited soundtrack album of JG Thirlwell‘s scores for the animated series Archer will finally be released in 2024 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

Alarm Will Sound premieres new commission by JG Thirlwell

Alarm Will Sound is a 20-member chamber orchestra that focuses on recordings and performances of contemporary classical music. They have commissioned JG Thirlwell to create a long form composition. The result is a 40 minute piece entitled ‘Execution’.

‘Execution’ comprises four movements : ‘Retribution’, ‘Evolution’, ‘Involution’ and ‘Devolution’.

It will premiere at the Sinquefield Music Center at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO on January 17 2023. At the same concert, Alarm Will Sound will also perform pieces by Jlin, Daniel Wohl and Chris Thompson.

Great Learning Orchestra Box Set

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 play Thirlwell in London

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