Wishing you a Very Venture Halloween!
Now it can be revealed : JG Thirlwell will be releasing two albums on the same day on Ectopic Ents in early October 2013. The long awaited Foetus album, SOAK, which is a companion to 2010’s acclaimed epic HIDE, will finally see the light of day. The 11 track album contains a ton of new material as well as the Foetus cover of “Warm Leatherette”, a remix of “Cosmetics” by Secret Chiefs 3 and more. It continues and expands on some of the themes explored in HIDE and features guest appearances opera singers Abby Fischer and Natalie Galpern. In addition, JG Thirlwell’s chamber soundtrack to the film “The Blue Eyes” will also be released. The original score was created for Eva Aridjis’ Mexican-lensed thriller, and is performed with an ensemble including violin, viola, cello, french horn, contrabass, tuba and bass trombone in addition to piano, percussion and electronics. Both albums will be exclusively available through the website www.foetus.org, and digitally soon thereafter. We will be taking orders around the middle of September. More info coming soon. Photo by Marylene Mey.
freq_out is a sound installation comprised of 12 individual sound works each utilizing a specific frequency range, made on site, and amplified to act as a single, generative sound-space.
Each artist is assigned a frequency range with which to work. This process is carried out in situ, each using a workstation consisting of a mixing desk and PA system. All the resulting compositions are then amplified together in the space to create a sound installation or performance.
freq_out is curated by Carl Michael Von Hausswolf and the particpants are JG Thirlwell, Finnbogi Peterson, BJ Nilsen, Jana Winderen, Jacob Kirkegaard, Brandon LaBelle, Tommi Gronlund and Petteri Nisunen, Permagnus Lindborg, Maia Urstad, Mike Harding, Franz Pomassl, Kent Tankred and Christine Odlund.
This video was created by Finnbogi Peterson at freq_out 8 at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 2011. There are two freq_out’s in the planning stage for 2014.
8/6/13 Today I went skydiving, jumped out of a plane from 13,000 feet. It was a free fall for about 60 secs, at 120 miles per hour before the chute opened. Firstly it felt like being in a wind tunnel. the feeling of wind flying up at you, as opposed to the sense of falling, since by the time the chute was deployed we were still really high up. The rush was like the sensation of standing in a shower of ice cold water, but without the cold water…like a gasping, vivid intensity. I felt really in the moment but it was a moment unlike any I’d ever experienced so it was almost unreal. Once the chute opened, it was just suddenly calm and a beautiful ride down. One of the most intense, exhilerating experiences of my life.
The Venture Bros will be making their presence felt this week at the San Diego Comic-Con 2013. On July 18th, Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will have a signing and on July 19th there will be a Venture Bros panel at the Hilton Indigo Ballroom with Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer and Patrick Warburton (aka Brock Samson), among other events. Check out the schedule on the Venture Bros blog. Go Team Venture!
The first single, “Avalanche (Slow) ” from the forthcoming Zola Jesus album “Versions” premieres today.
String arrangements by JG Thirlwell. Produced by JG Thirlwell. Strings performed by Mivos Quartet.
You can also hear it on NPR 's website
JG Thirlwell's Manorexia play a FREE concert this Sunday June 23 2013 at 7.30 pm on a triple bill with Pauline Oliveros and Susie Ibarra & Robert Rodriguez. Manorexia will be premiering a new arrangement of “Plastic Island In The Pacific”. Part of The New York Electronic Art Festival, presented by Harvestworks and River to River Festival. At Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Pace University 3 Spruce Street, New York, New York 10038.The Manorexia ensemble this evening will consist of Peter Wise - percussion, Dave Broome - piano, Leyna Marika Papach - violin, Elena Moon Park - violin, Karen Waltuch - viola, Isabel Castelvi - cello and JG Thirlwell - compositions and laptop. Photo by Marylene Mey.