This Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 pm ET, Q2 Music presents a live audio Webcast of the Ecstatic Music Festival’s sold-out opening concert, featuring Seattle-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff. The concert marks the first-ever collaboration between Wordless Music Orchestra and the Ecstatic Music Festival.
Saturday's show will feature Bischoff in collaboration with a number of A-list "rock" innovators, including David Byrne, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Zac Pennington of Parenthetical Girls, singer/songwriter Mirah, Carla Bozulich of the influential alt-country band the Geraldine Fibbers, composer/performer Charlie Looker, and fellow Dead Science member Sam Mickens.
A founding member of Seattle-based group The Dead Science, Jherek Bischoff has worked with a who’s-who of indie rockers including Parenthetical Girls, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and Xiu Xiu. He also a member of the performance art troupe Degenerative Art Ensemble. Listen to Bischoff discuss Saturday's upcoming performance in a recent interview with host Nadia Sirota.
The performance is the launching point for the second year of Merkin Concert Hall's Ecstatic Music Festival, a two-month series of concerts curated by composer Judd Greenstein. Founded on the spirit of collaboration, the festival brings together adventurous musicians from the "classical" and "rock" worlds for inspired and unlikely collaborations.