Listen: Jherek Bischoff's Composed

From In-Concert to In-Studio, Stream the Entire Collaboration for One Week Only

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On February 4, 2012, Q2 Music presented a live audio Webcast of the Ecstatic Music Festival's sold-out opening concert -- a star-studded evening centered around the music of Seattle-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jherek Bischoff. A few days earlier, Bischoff had stopped by the studios to talk with host Nadia Sirota about this concert, David Byrne and songwriting in closets. 

We're now thrilled to offer a limited-time stream of the studio version of the Ecstatic Music Festival songs, as collected and polished for the album, Composed. Initially composed on a ukelele, Bischoff recorded the songs by traveling to each instrumentalist's house and recording the parts one at a time through a single microphone onto a laptop.

The recording highlights Bischoff's singularly infectious, collaborative spirit with appearances by singer-songwriter, indie-classical luminaries including David Byrne, Caetano Veloso and Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Zac Pennington of Parenthetical Girls, Carla Bozulich of the influential alt-country band the Geraldine Fibbers, experimental guitarist Nels Cline, and many more.

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