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“It is my wife’s good graces that allow me to do this work at all, since my writing time saddles her with parenting our five boys. So when I do write—and in a good week I write every day—I want to make sure the writing comes easy. The music of Boxhead Ensemble, a loose confederation of improvisational musicians under the leadership of Michael Krassner, takes me into whatever liminal space writing comes from, when it comes best: Put your headphones on. Press play. Feel the pull of the outer dark? I’d tell you this is what I’m talking about, but you can no longer hear me. That sound is the slow hiss of your words tumbling out of the sky.”
Christian Kiefer, author of The Infinite Tides (Bloomsbury USA, 2012)