Daylight Music 252
Jherek Bischoff + Emma Gatrill + Liam Byrne
A lazy afternoon with music, tea and cake.
An event for all ages
Free entry - suggested donation £5 Midday - 2.00pm
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Produced by Arctic Circle
Only Jherek Bischoff would record an album in an empty, two-million-gallon underground water tank (with a reverb delay lasting 45 seconds). A fabulously inventive, playful, musician, Jherek is a mostly self-taught composer whose music dazzles, confounds and delights.
Liam Byrne divides his time between playing very old and very new music on the viol; The Times praised his “nuanced and expressive, stylish virtuosity”. He’s worked with artists including Damon Albarn, Nils Frahm and Matthew Herbert, and the likes of Nico Muhly have written works for him. Emma Gatrill is a multi-instrumentalist based in Brighton; playing live, she augments her harp and vocal with ambient analogue synths and drums machines, layered with guitar atmospherics from Marcus Hamblett.
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 Cistern, 2012’s Composed, and a co-release in 2016 with Amanda Palmer - Strung Out In Heaven: A Bowie String Quartet Tribute. Last August, 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 Starz' Blunt Talk and Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Bischoff’s theater work includes 2014’s Johnny Breitwieser for Vienna’s Schauspielhaus and 2016’s Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer for Theater Basel. He is currently serving as Music Director for Robert Wilson’s new production, The Sandman.
Emma Gatrill is a multi-instrumentalist based in Brighton, UK. In her live show she augments her harp and vocal with ambient analogue synths and drum machines using foot controllers, as well as introducing accompanying guitar atmospherics from label-mate Marcus Hamblett. Her new record was released March 17th and has been praised as “a beautiful slab of skewed folk-pop brilliance.” The Line of Best Fit
Liam Byrne divides his time between playing very old and very new music on the viol. He has been praised in The Times for his “nuanced and expressive, stylish virtuosity” and by The Guardian for his “glittering performance”. With the firm belief that baroque music can be vibrant and expressive on its own terms, Liam’s solo work regularly explores lesser known corners of 16th and 17th century repertoire. This same interpretative curiosity has led him to work increasingly with living composers, and he has recently had new works written for him by Donnacha Dennehy, David Lang, Edmund Finnis, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurðsson and others.
As a chamber musician, Liam has performed and recorded with many leading Early Music ensembles, including the viol consorts Fretwork and Phantasm, the Huelgas Ensemble, The Sixteen, Le Concert d’Astrée, i Fagiolini, and the Dunedin Consort,among many others. Beyond the realm of early music, Liam has worked with a wide variety of artists including Damon Albarn, Nils Frahm, Matthew Herbert, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Bryce Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Martin Parker, and Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond).