The new album from JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia project, Dinoflagellate Blooms, will be released in June 2011 on JG’s Ectopic Ents label. Composed, produced and performed by Thirlwell, the album is mixed in 5.1 surround sound. The album will be presented in its surround-sound glory at a special listening event at Harvestworks in New York.
[Jun 22] JG Thirlwell: Dinoflagellate Blooms
Wed, Jun 22, 2011, 7pm
Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker
The new album from JG Thirlwell’s Manorexia project, Dinoflagellate Blooms, will be released in June 2011 on JG’s Ectopic Ents label. Composed, produced and performed by Thirlwell the album is mixed in 5.1 surround sound. We are thrilled to announce that the album will be presented in its surround-sound glory at a special listening event at Harvestworks in New York.
Begun in Berlin in 2005, the album was recorded at Thirlwell’s Self Immolation studios in Brooklyn, and the 5.1 mixes were made at Harvestworks Studio with Paul Geluso. The album follows the release of last year’s acclaimed Mesopelagic Waters on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, which was performed by Manorexia as a chamber ensemble. Manorexia will be performing in October with Portishead at an All Tomorrow’s Parties event in Asbury Park, NJ.
JG Thirlwell photo by Marylene Mey
JG Thirlwell on Manorexia:
Manorexia was conceived in the year 2000. I began working on the first album on Thanksgiving morning and released it in 2001. It was started as an electronic and sample based project where I wanted to explore a spatial quality not existent in my other work. I released two albums as Manorexia, Volvox Turbo and The Radiolarian Ooze, both on my label Ectopic Ents exclusively thru my website www.foetus.org.
I had wanted to rearrange some Manorexia compositions for string quartet with percussion for some time. Eventually I made the first live performance as Manorexia in Russia in 2006. Kenny Savelson at Bang On A Can proposed my going there for a performance at the same time as the Real Quiet trio of David Cossin, Felix Fan and Andy Russo. Real Quiet agreed to be the core of Manorexia for the Russian dates and we augmented the lineup with two violinists and a violist in Moscow. I rearranged some of the Manorexia material to be played by string quartet, piano, percussion and laptop with Ted Hearne.
I have since formed separate Manorexia ensembles in NYC and London. Manorexia has played at All Tomorrow’s Parties, The Whitney Museum, Bang On A Can marathon, Brainwaves Festival and several times at The Stone NYC. In 2010 I released an album of the chamber arrangements from the first two albums on Tzadik , entitled The Mesopelagic Waters.
The latest Manorexia album, entitled Dinoflagellate Blooms, is back to being performed solely by myself, and is mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround.
JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn, who also works under many pseudonyms including Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Baby Zizanie, Hydroze Plus, Clint Ruin and Wiseblood. If there is a common thread to his varied musical styles, it is a dramatic intensity and an evocative, cinematic quality. Thirlwell is also featured as producer or remixer on a wide variety of artist recordings, including releases for artists as diverse as Nine Inch Nails, Excepter, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Lydia Lunch,The The, White Zombie, Coil, Z’s, and Swans. JG has completed commissions for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can and League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots and is also a member of the “freq_out” sound-art collective, who create on-site sound and light installations. Thirlwell received a 2010 New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Music/Sound. He performs live with a chamber version of his Manorexia project, and also scores “The Venture Brothers”, a cartoon on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network. For more info please visit www.foetus.org