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Ecstatic Music Fest: Jherek Bischoff and the Wordless Music Orchestra, with Special Guests

Saturday, February 04, 2012  |  7:29pm


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"Exciting! Terrifying!  I have always put together my own orchestra, each member handpicked and usually a close friend so this is a little different, but I am looking forward to making a bunch of new friends!"

A co-presentation with Wordless Music

Musical polymath Jherek Bischoff (pictured) is joined by an all-star cast of guest vocalists from his new album, due out in February, including David Byrne, Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Mirah, Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls), Carla Bozulich, Charlie Looker, Sam Mickens, Paris Hurley, Steven Reker and Jen Goma. This concert features the Wordless Music Orchestra, supplemented by a number of Bischoff’s long-time collaborators, and marks the first-ever collaboration between Wordless Music and the Ecstatic Music Festival.

Read the program notes.

Jherek Bischoff

Eyes, David Byrne, voice
The Secret of the MachinesCharlie Looker, voice and Greg Saunier, drums
The NestMirah, voice and Paris Hurley, violin
Blossom, Jherek Bischoff, voice
Your Ghost, Craig Wedren, voice
Counting, Carla Bozulich, voice (written by Bob Lind)
Young and Lovely, Zac Pennington and Sam Mickens, voice
Insomnia, Death and the Sea, Steven Reker and Jen Goma, voice


Songs by Jherek's friends, orchestrated by Jherek

Heaven Sent, composed by Craig Wedren, from his new record Wand
For All the Final Girls
, composed by Zac Pennington, from Parenthetical Girls’s EP
Privilege, Part 3: "Mend and Make Do"
The Country of the Future
, composed by Mirah Zeitlyn and Lori Goldston, from (a) spera
The Blue Room
, composed by Carla Bozulich, from Evangelista’s record Hello, Voyager
The Fat Man's Comin'
, composed by David Byrne   * PREMIERE *

David Byrne by Danny Clinch Craig Wedren by David Andrako Greg Saunier by Nathan Wind Mirah by Sarah Cass Zac Pennington by Sarah Meadows

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