Jherek Bischoff is creating music
399

patrons

$1,388
per art/music piece
AHOY, THERE!

I'm Jherek Bischoff, a composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumental performer. I have released two solo records in the last five years, Cistern (2016) and Composed (2012), and while that may seem like a decent amount of output, it's actually only a small percentage of all of the music I actually make. I work hard all day nearly everyday on numerous projects — many of which are only ever performed once. Some of these projects include: arrangements of tunes by Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull and others for tuba octet; my own tunes arranged for a bassoon quartet; and a full evening of George Martin music arranged for a large chamber ensemble. I’ve also composed music for three large scale theater productions!
When I mention these projects to people, they tell me they would love to hear them.

There are probably hundreds of similar projects like this from my past, not to mention projects that I am currently working on. The majority of these projects don’t exactly fall inline with what a record label might consider a logical next record for me, so they recede into the night, and I am on to the next project. To see this work that I have invested so much time and energy into fade away can feel somewhat defeating as an artist. This is all work that I am proud of, and I would love nothing more than to be able to get these types of projects out into the world to share.

WHY PATREON?

I have worked with my dear friend Amanda Palmer for many years now, and have had the privilege of collaborating with her on several Patreon projects. Through this, I have witnessed firsthand how incredible Patreon can be. For instance, Amanda and I happened to be chatting the day after the legend David Bowie passed away. During that phone call, we decided that I would arrange five of his songs for string quartet and record them in LA, then I would send the tracks to her to add vocals, then we would release the project within one week. Through her Patreon, Amanda was able to pay me and the musicians very well, pay for the artwork, and all of the other production costs through her awesome Patreon fan base. That project became, as you may have heard, "Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute", a project which was able to reach a broad audience outside of Patreon. It also led to our collaborations with Anna Calvi, Kronos Quartet and others, performing at the David Bowie tributes at Radio City Music Hall and Royal Albert Hall. A lot of new listeners came to know me and my music through this project, and none of that would have happened without the power of Patreon.

Many folks over the years have also asked how best they can support me directly, and some have even urged me to start my own Patreon. The ability to make and release art as and when you envision it, directly to your listeners, is an incredibly powerful and fulfilling opportunity.

HOW IT WORKS

With Patreon, you can support my work directly by pledging a dollar amount of your choice for each new thing I create. In exchange for your support, you will have access to the Jherek Bischoff community where you will be the first to learn what's in the works, receive updates, and will be able to interact with me and other Patrons. There are also additional levels of support that include song downloads, sheet music, and even personal dispatches from yours truly.
If there are ever any times when I'm feeling particularly prolific and want to share more than one thing in a month, you can cap your support amount at whatever amount you are comfortable with so you never pay more than you are comfortable with. It's completely up to you, and you won't miss out on anything!

WHAT IT’S FOR

These days I primarily make chamber music, an art form which is quite ambitious and can also be quite expensive. Historically it was funded through patronage. The process includes composing the work, recording musicians, mixing, mastering and pairing it with artwork and/or promotional material. Your support will enable me to continue to do the work I love, while also enabling me to hire other people to help me bring these projects to life. Hooray!

THANK YOU!

I am so excited to get started and hope you will come along for the ride. We can make so much incredible art together! I’m really looking forward to growing my music and getting to know you all a little better. I sincerely appreciate your support!

You can check out my dear friend Amanda Palmer's Patreon HERE

HUGE THANKS to Olga Nunes for her beautiful work on the animations and editing the video above.
You can check out her work HERE

ABOUT ME

Jherek Bischoff is a Los Angeles-based composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumental performer. In his 30-odd years, he has collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, David Byrne, and Neil Gaiman and has performed in venues and festivals around the globe, including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Adelaide Festival and Tasmania’s MONA FOMA. His work as a composer has garnered commissions from Kronos Quartet, Lincoln Center, and St Ann's Warehouse and has been performed by Seattle Symphony, Adelaide Art Orchestra, Wordless Music, Stargaze and yMusic.

His critically-acclaimed releases include 2016’s ambient orchestral album Cistern, 2012’s orchestral pop album Composed, and a co-release in 2016 with longtime collaborator Amanda Palmer, "Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute". In August 2016, Bischoff was the artist in residence for Times Square’s Midnight Moment, where his video for "Cistern" was broadcast every night on Times Square's electronic billboards, culminating in two live performances in the middle of Times Square. Bischoff’s work for film and television includes the documentary film Thank You For Coming, Starz' Blunt Talk, and Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Bischoff’s theater work includes 2017’s Robert Wilson production of Der Sandmann, 2016’s Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer for Theater Basel and 2014’s Johnny Breitwieser for Vienna’s Schauspielhaus.

Tiers
Swabbie
$1 or more per art/music piece 93 patrons
Welcome to the JB Community! You'll have access to the activity feed where you'll be the first to know what's in the works, get updates and hear the new music you have helped bring to life. Thank you! 
Cabin Mate
$3 or more per art/music piece 209 patrons
In addition to access to the JB Community feed, you'll also get downloads of the new music that you have helped create. Thank you!
Bosun
$5 or more per art/music piece 72 patrons
In addition to access to the JB Community feed and downloads, you'll also get producer's notes, offering an in-depth look into the music, an analysis of the creative process and the decisions that went into creating the final product. Thank you!
Navigator
$10 or more per art/music piece 21 patrons
In addition to access to the JB community feed, downloads and producer's notes, you'll also get digital sheet music (PDF) of the original music you've helped create! Thank you!
First Mate
$25 or more per art/music piece 10 patrons
In addition to access to the JB Community feed, downloads, producer's notes and digital sheet music, your name will also be listed in the thank-you credits of the music you've helped create. Thank you!
Captain
$100 or more per art/music piece 0 of 5 patrons
As a major supporter of my work, I salute you, Captain! In fact, as a good sailor does, I'll send you personal dispatches from my journeys, that will give you a special look into my musical and other adventures, via email, text message and maybe even snail mail. You'll also get all of the other rewards above. We're in this together! Thank you!
Goals
$1,388 of $2,000 per art/music piece
This level of support will enable me to release a new song, covering fees for musicians, recording, mixing, mastering and artwork.
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AHOY, THERE!

I'm Jherek Bischoff, a composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumental performer. I have released two solo records in the last five years, Cistern (2016) and Composed (2012), and while that may seem like a decent amount of output, it's actually only a small percentage of all of the music I actually make. I work hard all day nearly everyday on numerous projects — many of which are only ever performed once. Some of these projects include: arrangements of tunes by Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull and others for tuba octet; my own tunes arranged for a bassoon quartet; and a full evening of George Martin music arranged for a large chamber ensemble. I’ve also composed music for three large scale theater productions!
When I mention these projects to people, they tell me they would love to hear them.

There are probably hundreds of similar projects like this from my past, not to mention projects that I am currently working on. The majority of these projects don’t exactly fall inline with what a record label might consider a logical next record for me, so they recede into the night, and I am on to the next project. To see this work that I have invested so much time and energy into fade away can feel somewhat defeating as an artist. This is all work that I am proud of, and I would love nothing more than to be able to get these types of projects out into the world to share.

WHY PATREON?

I have worked with my dear friend Amanda Palmer for many years now, and have had the privilege of collaborating with her on several Patreon projects. Through this, I have witnessed firsthand how incredible Patreon can be. For instance, Amanda and I happened to be chatting the day after the legend David Bowie passed away. During that phone call, we decided that I would arrange five of his songs for string quartet and record them in LA, then I would send the tracks to her to add vocals, then we would release the project within one week. Through her Patreon, Amanda was able to pay me and the musicians very well, pay for the artwork, and all of the other production costs through her awesome Patreon fan base. That project became, as you may have heard, "Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute", a project which was able to reach a broad audience outside of Patreon. It also led to our collaborations with Anna Calvi, Kronos Quartet and others, performing at the David Bowie tributes at Radio City Music Hall and Royal Albert Hall. A lot of new listeners came to know me and my music through this project, and none of that would have happened without the power of Patreon.

Many folks over the years have also asked how best they can support me directly, and some have even urged me to start my own Patreon. The ability to make and release art as and when you envision it, directly to your listeners, is an incredibly powerful and fulfilling opportunity.

HOW IT WORKS

With Patreon, you can support my work directly by pledging a dollar amount of your choice for each new thing I create. In exchange for your support, you will have access to the Jherek Bischoff community where you will be the first to learn what's in the works, receive updates, and will be able to interact with me and other Patrons. There are also additional levels of support that include song downloads, sheet music, and even personal dispatches from yours truly.
If there are ever any times when I'm feeling particularly prolific and want to share more than one thing in a month, you can cap your support amount at whatever amount you are comfortable with so you never pay more than you are comfortable with. It's completely up to you, and you won't miss out on anything!

WHAT IT’S FOR

These days I primarily make chamber music, an art form which is quite ambitious and can also be quite expensive. Historically it was funded through patronage. The process includes composing the work, recording musicians, mixing, mastering and pairing it with artwork and/or promotional material. Your support will enable me to continue to do the work I love, while also enabling me to hire other people to help me bring these projects to life. Hooray!

THANK YOU!

I am so excited to get started and hope you will come along for the ride. We can make so much incredible art together! I’m really looking forward to growing my music and getting to know you all a little better. I sincerely appreciate your support!

You can check out my dear friend Amanda Palmer's Patreon HERE

HUGE THANKS to Olga Nunes for her beautiful work on the animations and editing the video above.
You can check out her work HERE

ABOUT ME

Jherek Bischoff is a Los Angeles-based composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumental performer. In his 30-odd years, he has collaborated with the likes of Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, David Byrne, and Neil Gaiman and has performed in venues and festivals around the globe, including Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Adelaide Festival and Tasmania’s MONA FOMA. His work as a composer has garnered commissions from Kronos Quartet, Lincoln Center, and St Ann's Warehouse and has been performed by Seattle Symphony, Adelaide Art Orchestra, Wordless Music, Stargaze and yMusic.

His critically-acclaimed releases include 2016’s ambient orchestral album Cistern, 2012’s orchestral pop album Composed, and a co-release in 2016 with longtime collaborator Amanda Palmer, "Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute". In August 2016, Bischoff was the artist in residence for Times Square’s Midnight Moment, where his video for "Cistern" was broadcast every night on Times Square's electronic billboards, culminating in two live performances in the middle of Times Square. Bischoff’s work for film and television includes the documentary film Thank You For Coming, Starz' Blunt Talk, and Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Bischoff’s theater work includes 2017’s Robert Wilson production of Der Sandmann, 2016’s Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer for Theater Basel and 2014’s Johnny Breitwieser for Vienna’s Schauspielhaus.

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Tiers
Swabbie
$1 or more per art/music piece 93 patrons
Welcome to the JB Community! You'll have access to the activity feed where you'll be the first to know what's in the works, get updates and hear the new music you have helped bring to life. Thank you! 
Cabin Mate
$3 or more per art/music piece 209 patrons
In addition to access to the JB Community feed, you'll also get downloads of the new music that you have helped create. Thank you!
Bosun
$5 or more per art/music piece 72 patrons
In addition to access to the JB Community feed and downloads, you'll also get producer's notes, offering an in-depth look into the music, an analysis of the creative process and the decisions that went into creating the final product. Thank you!
Navigator
$10 or more per art/music piece 21 patrons
In addition to access to the JB community feed, downloads and producer's notes, you'll also get digital sheet music (PDF) of the original music you've helped create! Thank you!
First Mate
$25 or more per art/music piece 10 patrons
In addition to access to the JB Community feed, downloads, producer's notes and digital sheet music, your name will also be listed in the thank-you credits of the music you've helped create. Thank you!
Captain
$100 or more per art/music piece 0 of 5 patrons
As a major supporter of my work, I salute you, Captain! In fact, as a good sailor does, I'll send you personal dispatches from my journeys, that will give you a special look into my musical and other adventures, via email, text message and maybe even snail mail. You'll also get all of the other rewards above. We're in this together! Thank you!