"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.
Eyes, David Byrne, voice
The Secret of the Machines, Charlie Looker, voice and Greg Saunier, drums
The Nest, Mirah, 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 *
EMF 2-4-12 Playlist