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Zola Jesus collaborating w/ JG Thirlwell for Guggenheim show

Zola Jesus @ Le Poisson Rouge 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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For her upcoming performance at the Guggenheim May 10, 2012, Zola Jesus has enlisted the talents of one of her most deeply admired performers, JG Thirlwell. Thirlwell is a composer/ producer/ performer based in Brooklyn, who also works under many pseudonyms including Manorexia, Foetus, Steroid Maximus and several others. If there is a common thread to his varied musical styles, it is a dramatic intensity and an evocative, cinematic quality. JG has collaborated with an extraordinary roster of artists including, Nine Inch Nails, Excepter, Kronos Quartet and The The; his compendium is a virtual who’s who of every exceptional experimental recording artist of the last thirty years.

For this performance, JG has arranged nine of Nika’s songs for string quartet, and enlisted the Mivos Quartet. Nika and the quartet will perform original arrangements from her last two albums, Stridulum and Conatus, while JG acts as musical director. It promises to be a uniquely special evening for fans of both artists. Tickets go on sale April 17th for members and April 18th to the general public.

Meanwhile, tickets are already on sale for the Grouper/Julianna Barwick show at the Guggenheim. Cold Cave tickets go on sale April 3 for members and April 4 for nonmembers.

All Zola Jesus tour dates are listed below…

Zola Jesus — 2012 Tour Dates
Mar 28 Denmark, Copenhagen – Rust
Mar 29 Sweden, Malmo – Babel
Mar 30 Sweden, Umea – Open Festival
Mar 31 Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser
Apr 01 Finland, Helsinki – Tavistia
Apr 02 Latvia, Riga – Palladium
Apr 04 Poland, Warsaw – Hydrozagadka
Apr 07 Hungary, Budapest – A38
Apr 08 Solvenia, Ljubljana – Kiniosikia
Apr 10 Switzerland, Luzern – Sudpol
Apr 11 France, Strasbourg – Artefact Festival
Apr 12 France, Rouen L106
Apr 13 France, Dijon – Kill Your Pop
Apr 14 Tel Aviv, Israel – Zappa Club
Apr 21 San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL (Noise Music Festival Mexico)
May 10 New York, NY – Guggenheim
May 27 Seattle, WA – Sasquatch Festival
May 31 Sydney, Australia – Vivid Festival (Sydney Opera House)
Jun 01 Brisbane, Australia – Alhambra Lounge
Jun 03 Melbourne, Australia – The Toff
Aug 03 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

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