Crystal Myslajek is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, and composer, who blends looping, ethereal vocals, and effects with minimalist, post-classical, jazz, and pop forms. She is an avid collaborator across disciplines including experimental film, performance art, theater, and dance. Recent projects include, Stasis & Motion, a collaborative sound-film piece commissioned by the Walker Art Center; Circadia, an album released on Water Wing Records; a multimedia piece for the 2016 Red Eye Theater Isolated Acts commission; multimedia compositions commissioned by the Cedar Cultural Center’s 416 Club; collaborations with playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski and SuperGroup performance collaborative; and Reflectors, a collaborative music/film piece which she co-presented at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and the Eco Park Film Center in 2016, and at the MONO NO AWARE international film exhibition in Brooklyn, NY in 2015. Myslajek was vocalist and bass guitarist in Brute Heart. The trio was awarded City Pages’ 2012 Best Female Vocalist, featured in filmmaker Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project, and commissioned by the Walker Art Center to compose a score for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.


On April 20th, I premiered a newly commissioned sound-film piece with John Marks and Sam Hoolihan at the Walker Art Center. Read our interview with Ruth Hodgins of the Walker here


Peripheries limited edition cassette - Just out!


Circadia out on vinyl on Water Wing Records!

I am pleased to announce that Water Wing Records released Circadia on vinyl! Limited edition. Order here:


digital downloads and tapes now available online


Circadia album on Cassette!

Circadia on cassette will be available starting April 28, 2016. Pick one up at the album release show: April 28 Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis



EXHIBITION: BEYOND THE FRAME – Mpls. St. Paul International Film Festival!
Saturday, April 16th, 3-10pm  (tickets)

will be performing sound accompaniment at 3pm as part of a lineup of top-tier experimental filmmakers from across the US.

3pm: Sam Hoolihan, John Marks & Crystal Myslajek (Minneapolis, MN)

4pm: Robert Schaller (Boulder, CO)

5pm: Lori Felker (Chicago, IL)

7pm: Robert Todd (Boston, MA)

8pm: Trevor Adams & Mike Hallenbeck (Minneapolis, MN)

9pm: Roger Beebe (Columbus, OH)