Jherek Bischoff

 

Jherek Bischoff is a Los Angeles-based composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumental performer. He has performed in notable concert halls and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, The Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw and Adelaide Festival, and renowned orchestras and ensembles have performed his work, including the National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Wordless Music, s t a r g a z e, and yMusic. Bischoff has recieved commissions from Kronos Quartet, Lincoln Center, St Ann’s Warehouse, and The Royal Conservatory, and his numerous collaborators include the likes of Kronos Quartet, David Byrne, Angel Olsen, Neil Gaiman, Robert Wilson, and Sarah Silverman. His numerous critically-acclaimed releases include 2016’s ambient orchestral album Cistern, 2012’s orchestral pop album Composed, and a co-release in 2016 with longtime collaborator Amanda Palmer – Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute. After the release of Cistern, Bischoff was the artist in residence for Times Square’s Midnight Moment, where his video for “Cistern” was broadcast every night on Times Square’s electronic billboards, culminating in two live performances in the middle of Times Square. Bischoff’s work for film and television includes the short films The Mushroom Hunters and The Grave of St Oran, the documentary Thank You For Coming, Netflix’s A Futile and Stupid Gesture and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and Starz’ Blunt Talk. His ballet and theater work includes the theater-adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the end of the Lane, Wash of Gray for the Pacific Northwest Ballet, his first opera Andersens Erzählungen for Theater Basel, Robert Wilson’s The Sandman for Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer for Theater Basel and Johnny Breitwieser for Vienna’s Schauspielhaus. This year, The Ocean at the end of the Lane receives its West End debut at The Duke of York Theatre in London and Andersens Erzählungen transfers to Munich’s Residenztheater. Currently, Bischoff is developing another theater production, scoring for film and television, and releasing new music with direct fan support via Patreon.

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