MUSIC

JHEREK BISCHOFF

A composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrument performer, Jherek Bischoff has been hailed a “pop polymath” by The New York Times, and a “phenom” by The New Yorker. He has collaborated with a growing list of creators in recent years (including David Byrne, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, Vance Joy, and Al Gore), along with performing internationally at notable venues and festivals (including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and Brooklyn Academy of Music). He has been commissioned by Kronos Quartet, Lincoln Center, St Ann’s Warehouse, and his work has been performed by the Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Adelaide Art Orchestra, Wordless Music Orchestra and yMusic (Jherek Bischoff, 2016). His numerous 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. After the release of Cistern, 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.

HEATHER CHRISTIAN

Heather Christian is known for her eccentric voice and her mastery of “matching music to narratives” (ThrdCoast). The daughter of a blues musicians and a go-go dancer from Mississippi, she pulls from “the traditional gospel canon in tandem with circus music, noise rock & good old fashioned feeling good” (Heather Christian, 2016). Heather Christian & the Arbornauts is the brainchild of Christian herself and 5 multitasking “musical dandies”, Sasha Brown, Matt Bogdanow, Chris Giarmo, Josh Myers and Jonathan Anderson (H.C., 2016).