Boxhead Ensemble

Profile:
The first incarnation of the Boxhead Ensemble dates back to 1991 in Los Angeles, where Michael Krassner assembled a group of local musicians to improvise a score to Braden King and Larry Stuckey's student documentary, The Original Pantry Cafe.

In 1996, Krassner assembled a new incarnation of the Ensemble to score the lyric film documentary by Braden King and Laura Moya, Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks its Back. Shortly thereafter, the Ensemble embarked on tours with a rotating lineup providing live soundtrack to screenings of Dutch Harbor. Recordings from the European tour are documented on The Last Place To Go and the US tour on Niagra Falls EP. In 2001, Braden King and Astria Suparak co-curated a program of existing and new short films created for the Boxhead Ensemble to perform to and self-released these recordings on the European tour as Stories, Maps and Notes from the Half-Light. The program was also curated in 2004 for a US tour.

Boxhead Ensemble recordings since have been studio affairs. Two Brothers and Quartets consists of members Michael Krassner, Jessica Billey, Ryan Hembrey, Scott Tuma and Fred Lonberg-Holm from previous recordings and includes Glenn Kotche and Michael Colligan. The last album to date retains Michael Krassner and Fred Lonberg-Holm and comprises new members.
Members:

Albums

Boxhead Ensemble - Dutch Harbor: Where The Sea Breaks Its Back album art Boxhead Ensemble Dutch Harbor: Where The Sea Breaks Its Back (Album) Atavistic US 1997 Sell This Version
Boxhead Ensemble - The Last Place To Go album art Boxhead Ensemble The Last Place To Go Atavistic US 1998 Sell This Version
alp126cd Boxhead Ensemble - Two Brothers album art Boxhead Ensemble Two Brothers(CD, Album) Atavistic alp126cd US 2001 Sell This Version
none Boxhead Ensemble - Stories, Maps And Notes From The Half-Light album art Boxhead Ensemble Stories, Maps And Notes From The Half-Light(CDr, Ltd) Not On Label none US 2001 Sell This Version
alp136cd Boxhead Ensemble - Quartets album art Boxhead Ensemble Quartets(CD, Album) Atavistic alp136cd US 2003 Sell This Version
alp174cd Boxhead Ensemble - Nocturnes album art Boxhead Ensemble Nocturnes(CD, Album) Atavistic alp174cd US 2006 Sell This Version
Boxhead Ensemble - The Unseen Hand: Music For Documentary Film album art Boxhead Ensemble The Unseen Hand: Music For Documentary Film (Album) Hired Hand US 2014 Sell This Version
Boxhead Ensemble - La Hora Magica album art Boxhead Ensemble La Hora Magica (Album) Monofonus Press, Astral Spirits 2015 Sell This Version
MM05 Boxhead Ensemble - Ancient Music album art Boxhead Ensemble Ancient Music(CDr, Album, Ltd, Num) Meno Mosso MM05 US 2016 Sell This Version
Boxhead Ensemble - Here: Chicago Sessions album art Boxhead Ensemble Here: Chicago Sessions (Album) Hired Hand 2017 Sell This Version
Boxhead Ensemble - Electric Guitar  album art Boxhead Ensemble Electric Guitar (Album) Jealous Butcher Records 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ALP105CDEP Boxhead Ensemble - Niagara Falls EP album art Boxhead Ensemble Niagara Falls EP(CD, EP) Atavistic ALP105CDEP US 1999 Sell This Version