JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn NY. He was born in Melbourne, Australia, where he studied art at Melbourne State College for two years before moving to London in 1978. After working with experimental group Nurse With Wound, Thirlwell started making his own records in 1980, initially releasing them on his own "Self Immolation" label. He was inspired by the post-punk explosion of creativity in the UK which engendered the accessibility of DIY, as well as the writings of John Cage and systems music, among other things. He relocated to NYC in 1983, where he still lives and works today.
Thirlwell's discography is extensive under many pseudonyms including Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood, Clint Ruin and others. If there is a common thread to his varied musical styles, it is dramatic intensity and evocative, cinematic quality. Thirlwell's oeuvre stretches the gamut from orchestrations, big band, cathartic noise-rock to abstract electronics and sound sculpture, chamber music, serial music and imaginary soundtracks - sometimes all in the same album.
This April JG will bring his Manorexia project to London for a rare performance at the renowned Union Chapel. Tickets are on sale now, here are the details...
SUPPORT ACT: tbc
VENUE: Union Chapel, London, UK
DATE: Thursday 12th April 2012
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE: £12.50 stbf
VENUE ADDRESS: Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN
VENUE TELEPHONE: 020 7226 3750
AGE RESTRICTIONS: All ages. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
DOORS: 7.00pm - 10.30pm