ABOUT

Photograph displayed with kind permission of Geraldine Petrovic © 2016 Geraldine  Petrovic/Murget Royd Photography

Photograph displayed with kind permission of Geraldine Petrovic

© 2016 Geraldine  Petrovic/Murget Royd Photography

Jherek Bischoff is a Los Angeles-based composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumental performer. In his 30-odd years, he has collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, David Byrne, Robert Wilson and Neil Gaiman and has performed in venues and festivals around the globe, including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Adelaide Festival and Tasmania’s MONA FOMA. His work as a composer has garnered commissions from Kronos Quartet, Lincoln Center, and St Ann's Warehouse and has been performed by Seattle Symphony, Adelaide Art Orchestra, Wordless Music, Stargaze and yMusic.

His 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. Last August, 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 2017's documentary Thank You For Coming, Starz' Blunt Talk and Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Bischoff’s theater work includes Robert Wilson's newest production The Sandman for Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, 2016’s Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer for Theater Basel and 2014’s Johnny Breitwieser for Vienna’s Schauspielhaus.

For a peek into Bischoff's childhood on a sailboat and his former home studio in Seattle, check out this clip from WQXR's Making Big Things out of Very Little: Q2 Spaces

SELECTED WORKS

RECORDINGS

"Kule Kule (Solo Bass Version)" (2017)
Black Mountain Songs (Compilation) - "Childhood's Retreat" (2017)
Cistern (2016)
Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano (Compilation) – “The Ballad of Guiteau” (2015)
Composed (2012)
Scores: Composed Instrumentals (2012)
Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers (Compilation) – “Kule Kule (Orchestral Version)” (2010)
Under The Sour Trees (2009)
Ribbons - Royals (2008)
Self-Titled (2006)

COLLABORATIONS

Amanda Palmer – "Mother" - Pink Floyd Cover (2017), "In Harm's Way" (2017), "Everybody Knows" & "Democracy" - Leonard Cohen Covers (2017), "Purple Rain - Prince Cover" (2016), "Machete" (2016), Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute (2016), Theatre Is Evil (2012)
Robert Forster - "People Say" & "In Her Diary" (2017)
Mirah – Sundial (2017), Changing Light (2014)
Comedienne - "Hideout," "Providence Street" (2017)
Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes (2017), Hello Sadness (2011), Romance Is Boring (2010)
Anna Calvi - Live for Burberry (2017)
Sara Jackson-Holman – Didn't Go To The Party (2016)
Lily Kershaw – "For Keeps" (2016)
Kronos Quartet – "Flying Rivers" (2016), "A Semiperfect Number" (2015)
Xiu Xiu – Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks (2016), Fabulous Muscles (2004), A Promise (2003), Chapel of the Chimes EP (2002)
Sondre Lerche – “Surviving Christmas” (2015)
Vance Joy – "Fire and the Flood" (2015)
Neil Gaiman – The Sleeper and The Spindle Live w/ String Quartet (2015)
Brooklyn Youth Chorus – “Childhood’s Retreat” (2015)
Yacht – I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler (2015), Shangri-La (2011), See Mystery Lights (2009)
Maya Beiser – Uncovered (2014)
Missy Higgins – Oz (2014)
Parenthetical Girls – Privilege (2013), Entanglements (2008), Safe as Houses (2006), (((GRRRLS))) (2004)
David Byrne – “Eyes” (2012)
Soko – I Thought I Was an Alien (2012)
People Get Ready – People Get Ready (2012)
Jason Webley – In This Light: Live at Bear Creek (2011), The Cost of Living (2008), Only Just Beginning (2004), Counterpoint (2002)
Degenerate Art Ensemble – Red Shoes (2011), Sonic Tales (2009), Cuckoo Crow (2006), The Bastress (2005), Look-Away Popeye (2003)
The Dead Science – Villainaire (2008), Crepuscule with The Dead Science EP(2006), Frost Giant (2005), Bird Bones in the Bughouse EP (2004), Submariner (2003)
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Etiquette (2006), Young Shields (2006)

FILM, TELEVISION & THEATER

Souvenir (Theatre Royale) - Adelaide Cabaret Festival & Brighton Festival (2017), Theatre Royale Hobart (2016)
Rita Riot / Rita Dreaming / Rita Requiem - Sgt. Pepper at 50, Liverpool, UK (2017)
Thank You For Coming - Documentary film, directed by Sara Lamm (2017)
Robert Wilson's The Sandman - Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen & Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Germany (2017)
Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer – Theater Basel, Switzerland (2016)
Blunt Talk – Starz (2015-16)
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – Netflix (2015)
Johnny Breitwieser – Schauspielhaus Vienna, Austria (2015)