Black Cat Orchestra

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Black Cat Orchestra
OriginSeattle, Washington, United States
GenresClassical, World music, Film score
Years active1991-2004
LabelsIrene Records
Associated actsDavid Byrne, Mirah, Spectratone International, Run/Remain Ensemble
Websitehttp://www.theblackcatorchestra.com/index.html
Past membersLori Goldston
Kyle Hanson
Don Crevie
Scott Granlund
Emily Marsh
Jeff Teitelbaum
Jessika Kenney

Black Cat Orchestra was a musical group formed in Seattle, Washington, active from 1991 to 2004. It consisted of Lori Goldston (cello), Kyle Hanson (accordion), Don Crevie (horn), Scott Granlund (saxophone), Jeff Teitelbaum (bass), Jessika Kenney (vocals), and Emily Marsh (drums). The band released two albums, as well as a collaboration with Mirah, To All We Stretch the Open Arm, and appeared on the David Byrne album Feelings.[1]

History[edit]

Three members of the band, Kyle Hanson, Lori Goldston, and Don Crevie, had previously played together in a Seattle-area band called The Run/Remain Ensemble. They played their first show together at a wedding in 1989, but would not officially form until 1991.[2][3] Since then, they have released two albums, a self-released and self-titled debut in 1996 and Mysteries Explained from Irene Records in 2001. In the intervening time, they appeared on David Byrne's 1997 album Feelings,[4] performed for This American Life (a performance that would be featured on the 2006 compilation This American Life: Stories of Hope and Fear),[5][6] and appeared at numerous film festivals providing live scores for early silent films.[1] In 2003, the Orchestra collaborated with then-Portland-based artist Mirah on a politically-themed album called To All We Stretch the Open Arm.[7] The band dissolved in 2004 but Goldston and Hanson's next band, Spectratone International, collaborated with Mirah on the 2007 album Share This Place: Stories and Observations.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hall, Emily. "Sincerity and Otherness". The Stranger. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  2. ^ "Crossing paths". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  3. ^ Hendrickson, Ted Kuoppamaki, Joel. "The Black Cat Orchestra". www.theblackcatorchestra.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  4. ^ "Feelings | Lyrics and Credits | About". David Byrne. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  5. ^ Hendrickson, Ted Kuoppamaki, Joel. "The Black Cat Orchestra". www.theblackcatorchestra.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  6. ^ "This American Life: Stories Of Hope & Fear out Nov. 7th". ReadJunk.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  7. ^ "Mirah / Black Cat Orchestra: To All We Stretch the Open Arm Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  8. ^ "Mirah: Share This Place: Stories and Observations Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.