The Bang on a Can Music Series, now in its fifth year at The Noguchi Museum, presents JG Thirlwell. The Brooklyn-based composer/producer/performer will be presenting a program of works for string quartet, including a world premiere and a New York premiere. He will join the quartet for the last piece, which will be for string quartet with electronic treatments.
Thirlwell’s discography is extensive under many pseudonyms including Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Manorexia, Baby Zizanie, Wiseblood, Clint Ruin and others. He has released over thirty albums, composed commissions for Bang on a Can and Kronos Quartet, among others, and creates the musical score for the show Venture Bros on Cartoon Network.
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.
Free with regular admission to the museum ($10 adults, $5 students and seniors).
Presented by Bang on a Can