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, 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 Starz' Blunt Talk and Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Bischoff’s theater work includes 2014’s Johnny Breitwieser for Vienna’s Schauspielhaus and 2016’s Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer for Theater Basel. He is currently serving as Music Director for Robert Wilson’s new production, The Sandman.

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

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)
Royals (2008)
Self-Titled (2006)

COLLABORATIONS

Amanda Palmer – "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)
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)
Mirah – Changing Light (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)
Los Campesinos! – Hello Sadness (2011), Romance Is Boring (2010)
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

The Sandman - Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen & Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Germany (2017)
Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer – Theater Basel, Switzerland (2016)
Meow Royale - Theatre Royal, Hobart (2016)
Blunt Talk – Starz (2015-16)
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – Netflix (2015)
Johnny Breitwieser – Schauspielhaus Vienna, Austria (2015)