Monday, December 13, 2010

Kule Kule Live @ Nuemos

Last night at Nuemos in Seattle. Me and my sextet played a bunch of songs including this one. I arranged this cover of Konono No 1's Kule Kule for this crew of players and it turned out well. The video and audio were shot on my Iphone so its not so clear but I think I might be getting a different more high quality version of it soon. Thanks Mayumi for shooting this!
Also been working super hard on this new Kultur Shock record. It is sounding really cool and it is really fun to be around this different kind of music. Yesterday we recorded about 20 people marching and singing which was great. Tomorrow, horns and more violins. should be wrapping it up this weekend!
Kule Kule (Orchestral Version) by Jherek Bischoff

Monday, December 6, 2010

Brain Fried..

I just completed a long crazy string quartet this evening.. My brain has totally melted. The composition is for a performance with The Degenerate Art Ensemble for our big Frye Art Museum exhibit/Performance mid next year. Doesn't look like much but I am pretty excited about it. I haven't written by hand in a looooong time and man.. my fingers hurt like crazy! I realized I haven't even picked up a pencil in ages. It felt nice to compose this way again. I wish I could have been away from my computer, but I was composing off of a video of Haruko Nishimura dancing a crazy doll dance. I am going to go try it all out with a real string quartet tomorrow.. Maybe if I am fancy enough I will post some audio from the rehearsal. Okay..blah blah blah.. I am going to go watch bad tv now.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Nuemos December 12th

I will be playing at Nuemos in Seattle on December 12th. I will be playing twice that evening. My own group will be opening the show and will feature songs new and oldish. The group will consist of-
Paris Hurley- Violin
Alex Guy- Viola
Tracy Hagen- Cello
Beth Fleenor Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Paul Kikuchi- Percussion
Me- A bunch of instruments
I will also be playing with Alex's band Led To Sea with all of the same players and more. Led To Sea is Alex Guy's project and is super great. I produced the last 2 records she put out and am super proud of her and her music.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kulture shock

Next week I will be recording with the band Kultur Shock. I will be in charge of recording vocals, violin and saxophone (I think). I am excited about this because their music is great and much different than anything else I have ever worked on. The drums, bass and guitar were recorded by Jack Endino. I took the opportunity last week to check out his studio and watch how he works as well as hear what Kultur Shock were up to. It's always fun for me to see how other people work. I tried to get a better picture of Jack, but he was super focused and sat in this position with ears toward the speakers the entire time I was there.

Privilege 3 is done.

All finished. Shut it dooooown.