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Jherek Bischoff releasing orchestral album ‘Cistern’ (stream it), taking part in Times Square’s ‘Midnight Moment’

Jherek Bischoff
photo by Alex Stoddard

Jherek Bischoff is a very busy man. He and Amanda Palmer recently put out Prince and Bowie tributes, he went on a collaborative tour with Mirah, he’s got projects with Zac Pennington of Parenthetical Girls, he works with David Byrne, and that’s just naming a few things. He’ll release a new solo album, Cistern, this Friday (7/15) via The Leaf Label (pre-order), and a full stream of the album premieres in this post.

It’s an instrumental album, largely orchestral but with a hint of electronic ambience. He recorded it with the Contemporaneous ensemble, as well as a few additional musicians (full album credits below). If you dig modern classical or film scores, this one’s a pleasing listen from start to finish. Check it out below.

Cistern will also be part of the recurring Times Square series Midnight Moment series, the nightly video art on Times Square’s electronic billboards presented by the Times Square Advertising Coalition and curated by Times Square Arts. On August 21 and 22, Jherek himself will be there leading a live orchestra along with the on-screen projections. As the announcement reads, “Musicians plug in and appear to be playing silently for the passers-by, while audiences with headphones tune into this intimate concert.”

ALBUM CREDITS
Jherek Bischoff – Contrabass, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Casio, Bells

Contemporaneous
David Bloom – Conductor
Kemp Jernigan – Oboe
Vicente Alexim – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
John Gattis – Horn
Evan Honse – Flugelhorn, Percussion
Daniel Linden – Trombone
Matt Evans – Percussion
Zsolt Balogh – Piano, Toy Piano
Kate Dreyfuss – Violin
Marina Kifferstein – Violin
Josh Henderson – Violin
Nikita Morozov – Violin
Nicole Parks – Violin
Finnegan Shanahan – Violin
Kallie Chieckhomski – Viola
Sarah Haines – Viola
Dylan Mattingly – Cello
Matthew Smith – Cello
Pat Swoboda – Contrabass

Additional Musicians
Serena McKinney – Violin
Alina To – Violin
Brianna Atwell – Viola
Lauren Baba – Viola
Aniela Marie Perry – Cello
Eli Weinberger – Cello
Mayumi Heider – Piano, Bells

Check It Out

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