There’s a lot of chamber music being written lately by rock musicians. Ólafur Arnalds, Johann Johannsson, Rhian Sheehan all started out as pure rock musicians, often punk musicians. So did Jherek Bischoff. He’s played with people like Amanda Palmer, but on his own he makes a chamber pop music that includes vocalists like David Byrne, and pure contemporary chamber music that sounds more like Arvo Part. He has two albums out, Composed and Scores: Composed Instrumentals, and he makes a lot of his music with a ukulele. At the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in Asheville, North Carolina this fall, I talked with Jherek Bischoff about his retro sound.
Jherek is moving into new directions in his music and some of it is up on youtube.
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