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Drone Works
Drone Works
Drone Works is a new collection of acousmatic electro-acoustic works, available as .mp3/.flac download via Earthwalker Records. Featuring contributions from Bill Thompson, Vanessa Arn and James Eck Rippie.   tips for the space tourists documents the 2016 collaboration between Josh Ronsen and Jeff Dahlgren with Will Soderberg. Using electronics and voices, the trio creates a perplexing soundscape evoking the the industrial cassettes of the late 1980s. Available as .mp3/.flac downloadand CDr via Bandcamp.
The Doukipudonktian
Sudden Empire of Tears is a collection of acousmatic electro-acoustic works, available as .mp3/.flac download or CD in deluxe box filled with art works from Bandcamp. Certain doxes also contain a bonus CD, ANTI-JAZZ.   eliminal CD by the Unpopular Scientists (Reed Altemus and Josh Ronsen) (Fluxus Montanta); prepared guitar duos performed live in Boston and Lowell, MA, May 2013
The Doukipudonktian
The Doukipudonktian is a new electronic work, available as .mp3 on Bremsstrahlung Recordings. Features Josh Ronsen and Vanessa Arn.   The CD i manage to get out by a secret door was published by eh? / Public Eyesore records. Features creative improvisation contributions from Jason Pierce, Jacob Green, Genevieve Walsh and Glen Nuckolls and electro-acoustic works by Josh Ronsen. Cover photo by Josh Russell.

split CD with Fred Lonberg-Holm available from Cohort Records — listen to samples. Features a quartet improvisation from Jacob Green (oboe, organ, percussion, electronics), Genevieve Walsh (flute, drums, vocal), Glen Nuckolls (electric guitar, banjo, violin) and Josh Ronsen (electric guitar, clarinet).


“we used to be such good friends” CD (hushroom records), features contributions from Bill Thompson, Jacob Green, Vanessa Arn, Glen Nuckolls and Genevieve Walsh. Cover photo by Seth Tisue.

Available from: End of an Ear (Austin), Eclipse (USA), Beta-lactam Ring (USA), (Netherlands), Con-V (Spain); streaming/download on bandcamp.

untitled on RRR-500 Locked Groove LP (RRRecords) — viola solo   “for Gerard Klauder” on lowercase 2CD (Bremsstrahlung Recordings) — computer processed prepared guitar
untitled on Phantom Train CD (Úditions Suicide Commercial) — electronic music   “for Michael Northam” on Rendering of the Veil CD (Beta-Lactam Records) [listed as brekekexkoaxkoax for legal reasons] — computer processed bowed cymbal

tape piece #1 in Fluxlist Box 1
  “Distinguished Gentleman in Chicago” on USA/USB CD (Shadow Puppet Recording Company) [listed as Brekekexkoaxkoax for legal reasons] — prepared guitar with Jason Pierce (drums)
  “Storage Shed” on 1 CD (phonography) — location recording
“Scion” on Tensile CD (Labile Music) — acoustic prepared guitar   “Arksheer” on Grain CD (Dot Dot Dot) — electro-acoustic music
“a.Lift” on Fluxations CD (XEXOXIAL EDITIONS) — electronic music   2 pieces on Intersect 3 CD (Pale Disc) — live solo prepared guitar and bowed bass guitar
“goats” on Quiet American website — field recording   “Sof Olam” on Ten Below CD (Petite Sono) — electronic music
sample material on Nevermet Ensemble CD (Rudimentol Records) — clarinet, electronics   sample material on Grapple with Inertia Systems CD by Masters of the Ungentlemanly Art
“magyar rakevet tatyamee” on 6 CD (phonography) — field recording   “ma’vet o’lam (Asiyah)” [label remix] on The Last Signal CD (Independent Opposition)
“for Christian Wolff” on Fluxus Anthology 2005 CD — crushed rock   “Zahav M’mutsah” on Golden Mean CD (Bremsstrahlung Recordings) — electronic music
“Zamzem” on Countdown 2012 CD-R (Invasion)   “Paper May Say” on 1 Minute Autohypnosis Sex War Noise Faith CDR (Mute Sound) — electro-acoustic music
“Bombalobombax” on Node Pajomo Summer 2012 CD (Node Pajomo zine)   “Aspidochelone” & “Rumor Narcosis Factor” on One Minute ((CT) Collective) online compilation
“Nephelokokkygia” on Austin Noise 2013 CD (Instincto Records) CD compilation   “Tender Dirt, On the Floor” on Austin Noise 2014 (Instincto Records) CD compilation
“Kokopelmana” on Master Cactus Issue #3 (Master Cactus) CS compilnation — Moog synthesizer   “Galaktoboureko” on Austin Noise 2015 (Instincto Records) CD/CS compilation
“Note: The Demon At 5 O’clock Has Another Demon For A Butt” on Austin Noise 2016 (Instincto Records) CD/CS compilation   “Cognianalogytion” and “Report All Obscene Mail To Your Potsmaster” (a collaboration with {AN} EeL) on {EeL?}?~ Ixer - Vol 1 :?:?Performance Relic on (BandCamp)
“Tribute To Esophagus” on Austin Noise 2017 (Instincto Records) CD/CS compilation FORTHCOMING   “This Space of Time” on Í-Bits on (BandCamp) & CD — voice and violin samples
“No Pipeline for Standing Rock” on Noise Against Racism (Blackened Death Records & HNM Records) online compilation   “Why Animals Avoid Munching On Ferns” on Two Halves : Volume Two on (BandCamp) & CD — analog synthesizer, collaboration with Xathax
“Simulated Walk Through Garden Using Even Tracks” and “Simulated Walk Through Garden Using Odd Tracks” on Escardrone (Hushroom Records) online compilation   “I Understand It's A Giant Insect” and “Distasteful Adbunerakes” on The Best of Contemporary Electronic Music (TIBProd Italy) online compilation
Josh Ronsen also appears on the following recordings:
  •  Geosynclines CD w/ ERG, MSBR & DSM (Flenix) [now available at Public Eyesore]
  •  Original CD by Steev Hise (illegal art)
  •  Music for the Same 50 People CD by the Abrasion Ensemble (Beta-Lactam Records) [reissued as Music for the Same 500 People]
  •  From Cloud to Seed LP by Seth Nehil (Alluvial Recordings)
  •  Rehearsal CD by the Gates Ensemble (Spectral House)
  •  Intersect 4 comp CD by Frequency Curtain (Pale Disc)
  •  Frequency Curtain CD by Frequency Curtain (Elevator Bath)
  •  Stria CD by Seth Nehil/jgrzinich (Erewhon)
  •  Confluence CD by jgrzinich/Seth Nehil (Intransitive Recordings)
  •  3 October 2003 CD by the Gates Ensemble (Spectral House)
  •  eliminal CD by the Unpopular Scientists (Reed Altemus and Josh Ronsen) (Fluxus Montanta)
  •  Auscultation CD by Jeph Jerman and the Austin New Music Co-op ()
  • LSJ cassette, Misty Nights, forthcoming on Eh?...
  • 2nd Frequency Curtain CD, Two Days in May, forthcoming on TIBProd Italy...
“There’s a place for abstract and there’s a place for noise and there’s a place for every kind of sound so come on now and tell me why there’s a void.”
—Felt, “Ballad of the Band”