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JG Thirlwell

Brooklyn, NY         

JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn,NY.  Born in Melbourne, he moved to London in 1978 and has been based in NYC since 1983. As well as his own name, he works under many pseudonyms including Manorexia, Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Baby Zizanie, Hydroze Plus, Clint Ruin and Wiseblood. He has released over thirty albums. If there is a common thread to his varied musical styles, it is a dramatic intensity and an evocative, cinematic quality. Thirlwell has also featured as producer, remixer, collaborator or arranger for a wide variety of artists including Nine Inch Nails, Karen O, Excepter, Zola Jesus, Lydia Lunch, Coil, Z’s, Nick Cave, Swans and many more. JG has completed three commissions for Kronos Quartet as well as commissions for Bang On A Can, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, James Ilgenfritz and League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR), and is a member of the “freq_out” sound-art collective, which has created on-site sound and light installations all over the world in the past twelve years. He has created solo sound installations which have shown in Santarcangelo, Italy and Kaliningrad, Russia. JG has recently been in residency at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm. JG also creates the musical score of the Adult Swim / Cartoon Network show "The Venture Bros". In 2010, he received a fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts in sound /composition.