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Sunday, August 7, 2016

A John N submission that fascinates me......

(scott) this seems totally cool to me, I guess we shall find out together.......haven't listend yet, but THIS one is going on my priority list, THANKS JOHN N sounds so great......I am damn lucky to get such great shit, AND, don't forget, SO ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!

"Eyes" [music by Bischoff, lyrics by Byrne] from the album "Composed"
A close-up view of eyes and stringed instruments. Live Action Direction by Georgia ( and Jordan Kinley ( Post ...
also from "Composed," with Caetano Veloso on vocals
"Cistern" was written/recorded in complete blackness under ground inside a cistern   INFO/SOUNDS at this link:
When we’ve covered LA-based composer Jherek Bischoff in the past, his name has tended to appear on the back side of an ampersand. He’s assisted David Byrne ...
"Underground in pitch black, without the ability to see, the sound of the space is even more exaggerated. What is revealed instantly is a reverberation unlike anything you have ever experienced. The vast emptiness of the cistern generates a reverb decay that lasts 45 seconds. That means, if you snap your fingers, the sound lasts 45 seconds. That amount of reverberation is an absolutely wild environment to try to create music in. Since there is no electricity in the cistern, I hooked my computer up to aCAR BATTERY and setup a couple of microphones around the room. You have to adapt, walking and talking very quietly and being very patient, because every sound you make lasts 45 seconds. I would press the space bar to record, and I would have to wait 45 seconds before even beginning to make music. If I shuffled my feet or cleared my throat, I’d have to wait another 45 seconds. It was a bit maddening at times. When going into the cistern to improvise, I had no intention of making an ambient record, and had no idea I would be inspired by the space as much as I was. But as soon as I began to make music in that space, I knew that I had just embarked on a journey. The very first improvisation became the title track of Cistern. It started out simply as a piece with acoustic guitar and singing. It was unlike any music I had created before, and lead to my exploring new territory as a composer."

LISTEN etc. to the Bowie Tribute here:
Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute by Jherek Bischoff and Amanda Palmer, released 05 February 2016 1. Blackstar (Featuring Anna Calvi) 2. Space ...






  2. I like it -- thanks!! kind of like a more experimental Andrew Bird. Some of those Bowie covers are especially nice

  3. some interesting stuff here.
    much appreciation.


  4. Regarding Cistern: Check out Stuart Dempster - Underground Overlays From The Cistern Chapel

    1. seconded. absolutely awesome recording. unreal.