Jherek Bischoff has been called a "pop polymath" (The New York Times), a "Seattle phenom" (The New Yorker), and "the missing link between the sombre undertones of Ennio Morricone and the unpredictability of John Cale" (NME).
A recent transplant to L.A., Jherek has served as an arranger, producer and muse to a who's who of "in the know" creators including legendary New York musician David Byrne, Australian pop star Missy Higgins and novelist Neil Gaiman. This collaborative tendency found its climax in his 2012 album Composed, which included cameos by Byrne, Caetano Veloso, Nels Cline (Wilco) and Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) among others. Critically acclaimed, The Guardian’s 4-star review called it “romantic, playful and faintly sinister…its ambition and signularity are intoxicating,” while NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross devoted a half-hour interview to discussing the album and his creative life.
Increasingly, Bischoff's focus has moved from collaborations to his own work as a composer and performer. The last two years have seen commissions from Lincoln Center, Kronos Quartet, yMusic and Austria’s Schauspielhaus with live appearances at Carnegie Hall, Adelaide Festival, Tasmania’s MONA FOMA, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center / Liquid Music, and Seattle’s Moore Theater. In 2015, this solo activity will continue with the release of Cistern, an ambient orchestral album which was recorded with a live orchestra in a church in Hudson, New York
Brother, Sister is a baroque-pop ensemble based in Los Angeles, CA led by composer and songwriter Bobby Halvorson.
Boasting seven classically trained musicians, Brother, Sister provides an unfamiliar brand of progressive indie rock communicated through a chamber ensemble consisting of three strings, harp, clarinet, guitars, bass, and vocals.
With influences ranging from French Impressionism to Disney to the Beach Boys, Brother, Sister are sure to transport the listener to an environment not yet experienced. Come along!
Tim Carr is a Los Angeles based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His music is inspired by African rhythms, melodies of the French Romantics and 1960's pop.
As member of the rock & roll band The Americans, Tim has played on Letterman and toured nationally, opening for artists such as Ryan Bingham and The Secret Sisters. He also sings and plays drums in Fell Runner, a band that integrates polyrhythms and vocal harmonies. Other credits include: playing drums for HAIM, composing and arranging songs for Taiwanese pop star Yen-J, and producing other songwriters. Tim's song, The Last Day of Fighting, was included on the soundtrack to Watershed, a film produced by Robert Redford, featuring other artists including Beck, Múm, and Thom Yorke.
Growing up in Marin County, surrounded by a family of musicians, Tim took up piano, guitar, and drums before he was eight years old. He continued to study drums and polyrhythms with Peter Magadini and, as a teenager, performed in numerous workshops, including The Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and SF Jazz Combos. Tim went on to receive a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. For three consecutive years, he was featured on their annual Capitol Records CD, recording both his original music and performances with other artists.