JG Thirlwell - Paris - October 2017
So last October I popped over to Paris to see JG Thirlwell perform his Cholera Nocebo project at the University of Chicago Centre.
Cholera Nocebo is a 50 minute electro-acoustic presentation, performed in surround sound with software and sampling, autoharp, prepared piano and small electronic and acoustic objects and instruments. It is performed with a projection of multiple time-lapse car journeys along the Long Island Expressway, and film of driving in the blackout in Lower Manhattan in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which gives the illusion of hurtling into a void. The film was shot and edited by gea with additional footage by Sebastian Mlynarski.
Thirlwell, aka Foetus & Clint Ruin amongst others, has been responsible for some of the most enjoyable music I've ever listened to. So to see the great man perform live, to chat with him and shoot him was an amazing honour and a brilliant evening.
Getting to meet, chat with and shoot Michael Gira (Swans) was an added bonus to the trip!