Boxhead Ensemble

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.
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Boxhead Ensemble Discography

Albums

ALP85CD Boxhead Ensemble Dutch Harbor: Where The Sea Breaks Its Back(CD, Album) Atavistic ALP85CD US 1997 Sell This Version
Boxhead Ensemble The Last Place To Go Atavistic US 1998 Sell This Version
alp126cd Boxhead Ensemble Two Brothers(CD, Album) Atavistic alp126cd US 2001 Sell This Version
none 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(CD, Album) Atavistic alp136cd US 2003 Sell This Version
alp174cd Boxhead Ensemble Nocturnes(CD, Album) Atavistic alp174cd US 2006 Sell This Version
HH001 Boxhead Ensemble The Unseen Hand: Music For Documentary Film(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Tra) Hired Hand HH001 US 2014 Sell This Version
AS011, MF090 Boxhead Ensemble La Hora Magica(Cass, Ltd, Num, C56) Astral Spirits, Monofonus Press AS011, MF090 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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