JG Thirlwell was invited by Laurie Anderson to contribute a one hour DJ set to a 6 hour program she is curating for NTS Radio’s 10th anniversary to benefit the Homeless. Laurie’s program will air Thursday April 22 2021 from 7am – 1pm EST (12noon – 6pm BST). JG Thirlwell’s set, which has the theme “Zeuhl and Beyond”, will air at 11am EST (4pm BST). The full program will also include DJ sets from Jenny Hval, Museum of Love, Arto Lindsay, Anohni and Laurie herself. You can listen to the show here
On July 30 2016, JG Thirlwell will be performing the Lou Reed song “Men Of Good Fortune” at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors as part of an all-day celebration of Lou Reed curated by Laurie Anderson and Hal Willner entitled The Bells. Thirlwell will perform with a band comprised of Don Fleming (Gumball), Sal Maida (Roxy Music), Kenny Margolis, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and Matt Sweeney (Chavez). Other guest singers performing in the same set include Joanaspolicewoman, David Johansen, Lenny Kaye, Jesse Malin, Kembra Pfahler, Felice Rosser, Harper Simon, Jon Spencer, Bush Tetras, JG Thirlwell, and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. The set begins at 11.30am.
The day will also include a Tai chi lesson with Master Ren GuangYi; Lou Reed DRONES: an immersive sound installation created from six of Lou Reed’s guitars and amps in a feedback loop; readings of Lou’s lyrics from Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Natasha Lyonne and many others; and a set of Lou’s love songs in the evening performed by the likes of Laurie Anderson, Anohni, Emily Haines, Mark Kozelek, Bill Laswell, Maxim Moston, Jenni Muldaur, Jane Scarpantoni, Jim White, John Zorn and many more.
The concert will take place in the Damrosch Park Bandshell on the grounds of Lincoln Center at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023 and admission is free.
The River to River Festival is “28 days of transformative, investigative art in unexpected places across Lower Manhattan”. JG Thirlwell will appear in two special events at the River to River Festival in New York this June. Firstly, on June 23, JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia will appear in concert at Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University on a bill with Pauline Oliveros and Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez. During the evening, Manorexia will perform pieces from the Manorexia oeuvre including the premiere of a new arrangement of Plastic Island In The Pacific. This event is presented by New York Electronic Art Festival (NYEAF) and Harvestworks.
Secondly on July 11 the organization ((audience)) presents Manorexia: Dinoflagellate Blooms in glorious 5.1 sound at Tribeca Cinemas. RSVP is required for this event.
Also appearing at the festival will be So Percussion, Two-Headed Calf & Yarn/Wire, Laurie Anderson, Bang On A Can, Hauschka, Kosminen, and Zeigler, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Maja S.K. Ratkje, Mantra Percussion, Paola Prestini and much more.
JG Thirlwell will be playing solo live in an electro-acoustic performance along to a live projection of Ken Jacobs‘ Nervous Magic Lantern Performance in a benefit for the NY FilmMaker’s Co-op. Along with JG, the featured performers will be Laurie Anderson, John Zorn and the Aleph Trio performing with Wallace Berman’s film Aleph, Nomi Ruiz, Transgendered Jesus and Zero Times Everything, performing with rare experimental & avant-garde films from the Coop’s collection. Meanwhile, a silent art auction will be available all night, including work by artists Jonas Mekas, Carolee Schneemann, Tom Otterness, Ken Jacobs, Peggy Ahwesh, Hal Hartley, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Bradley Eros, Richard Sylvarnes, Bill Brand, Molly Surno & many others.
The event will take place on March 27 2013 at Santos Party House in New York City and tickets are available here.
On May 5 2011, Kronos Quartet will perform at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, Greece. They will once again be playing JG Thirlwell’s second commission for them Eremikophobia, as well as pieces by Terry Riley, Michael Gordon, Missy Mazzoli, Bryce Dessner, Laurie Anderson and Steve Reich.
JG Thirlwell appeared at the Gavin Friday and friends concert at Carnegie Hall on October 4th 2009. Curated by Hal Wilner to celebrate Gavin’s 50th birthday, this stellar concert featured Laurie Anderson, Antony, Elizabeth Ashley, Bono, Adam Clayton, Andrea Corr, The Edge, Flo & Eddie, Joel Grey, Bill Frisell, Guggi, Scarlett Johannson, Courtney Love, Lydia Lunch, Patrick McCabe, Maria McKee, Eric Mingus, Larry Mullen Jr, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Chloe Webb, plus special guest Lady Gaga and more. It was a benefit for the RED charity and a portion of the proceeds went to help eliminate AIDS in Africa . Here’s what they say in Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.