It’s a bit confusing, but it sounds good.
JG Thirlweel performs under such alter egos as Baby Zizanie, Foetus, Manorexia, Steroid Maximus and Wiseblood. With more than 30 albums on his resume, he’s a composer, producer, performer and re-mixer whose promotional material informs that he likes “to bestow sonic majesty, chaos, violence, beauty and cunning linguistics on an unsuspecting earth.”
This musician was born in Australia, but moved to London in 1978, attracted by the post-punk explosion. However, he currently lives in Brooklyn, where he prefers dabbling in orchestrations, big band, cathartic noise-rock, abstract electronics and sound sculpture.
Currently, Thirlweel is preparing works for a string quartet, including a piece with electronic treatments, for a program at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, Noguchi is partnering with Bang on a Can to present an innovative series on the second Sunday of each month. After Thirlweel, the next performance will be on Sept. 13. Cellist Ashley Bathgate will play the hypnotic, hour-long work “Stories for Ocean Shells” by Australian composer Kate Moore.