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Upcomming Performances:
 
July 12, 2024 — Misfit Gamelan Ensemble (Vanessa Gelvin, Kirk Laktas, Thor Harris, Thom, Lisa Cameron, Josh Ronsen) ?pm @ Alienated Majestry bookstore, details tba
July 27, 2024 — brekekekexkoaxkoax opening for Lost Cat Magnet, 6-8pm @ Love Wheel Records
October ?, 2024 — Misfit Gamelan Ensemble (Vanessa Gelvin, Kirk Laktas, Thom, Lisa Cameron, Lacey Lewis, Josh Ronsen) 7pm @ MMM
 
! — ! Commission brekekekexkoaxkoax for a creative event: reasonable prices, limitless possibilities. josh@ronsen.org
 
Measure the Throne, a three piece collection of new works by brekekekekexkoaxkoax is now available on Bandcamp and other online services.
False Friends of a Translator, the first CD from Bricoleurs, the duo of Josh Ronsen and Vanessa Gelvin, is now out!
 

? — now accepting commissions to provide unique, site-specific experimental noise and performance art events in your venue or residence. Two minutes to two days, you decide. Possibilities are nearly limitless.

 
 
 
SACHA: Are you the doctor?
IVANOV: A trombone is the longest distance between two points.
SACHA: You’re not the doctor.
—Tom Stoppard
 
 
Past Events:
 
May 23, 2024 — Bricoluers (Josh Ronsen & Vaness Gelvin), ?pm @ Carousel Lounge
May 26, 2024 — Disensemble string trio (Matt LaComette, Josh Ronsen and Vanessa Gelvin), ?pm @ German Free School
March 30, 2024 — Misfit Gamelan (Vanessa Gelvin, Kirk Laktas, Thom Washburn, Lisa Cameron, Thor Harris, Matt LaComette, Lacey Lewis, Josh Ronsen) with Stop Motion Orchestra, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, 8pm @ Mohawk
March 15, 2024 — Misfit Gamelan Ensemble (Vanessa Gelvin, Kirk Laktas, Thom, Lisa Cameron, Lacey Lewis, Josh Ronsen) 1pm @ DB's
March 10, 2024 — Disensemble string trio (Matt LaComette, Josh Ronsen and Vanessa Gelvin), 10pm @ Yeast By Sweet Beast
February 8, 2024 — Misfit Gamelan Ensemble (Vanessa Gelvin, Kirk Laktas, Thom, Lisa Cameron, Lacey Lewis, Josh Ronsen) 8-11pm Sahara Lounge w/ Stop Motion Orchestra
November 5, 2023 — Disensemble (Josh Ronsen, Vanessa Gelvin, Matt LaComette) in Denton
November 9, 2023 — Brekekekexkoaxkoax performance art, with Flowertops, Tazer Void and others @ Greenwood Grenada House
November 11, 2023 — Turntable Trio (Josh Ronsen, Melissa Seeley, Alex Keller), with Flowertops @ Grackle House, EAST
November 18, 2023 — Bricoleurs @ Love Wheel Records
October 29, 2023 — Misfit Gamelan @ Sahara Lounge
September 2, 2023 — Disensemble string trio (Matt LaComette, Josh Ronsen and Vanessa Gelvin), opening for the Gamma People, 7pm @ Carousel Lounge
September 4, 2023 — Bricoleurs (Josh Ronsen and Vanessa Gelvin) perform with Cinders and TBA, 7-10pm @ Me Mer Me @ Dadalab
August 19, 2023 — Josh Ronsen and Mallory Watson lead workshop on making mixtapes, noon-5pm @ Windsor Park Library
August 20, 2023 — Koax Choir performance of The Clifford Simak Project, 2pm @ Northern-Southern Gallery
August 21, 2023 — Misfit Gamelan Ensemble (Vanessa Gelvin, Kirk Laktas, Thom, Lisa Cameron, Thor Harris) 7-10pm @ Me Mer Me @ Dadalab
July 27, 2023 — Josh Ronsen video projections for QRSTV, 9pm @ NMASS
July 29, 2023 — Josh Ronsen and Vanessa Gelvin perform with Bitches Set Traps, 6pm @ NMASS
May 22, 2023 — Brekekekexkoaxkoax video projections, 7pm @ Me Mer Mo @ Dadalab
May 19, 2023 — Brekekekexkoaxkoax prtformance art, 7pm @ Greenwood Disco
May 14, 2023 — Disensemble (Vanessa Gelvin, Matt La Comette, Joshn Ronsen, violins, cello, electronics), 4pn @ the Parlor, with Phase IV and Throat Piss after.
March 24, 2023 — Disensemble @ Granada House
April 7, 2023 — Church of the Friendly Ghost open meeting on Game Music concerts @ MoHA; bring ideas
December 4, 2022 — Lone Star Zine Fest, featuring Monk Mink Pink Punk!
November 28, 2022 — Disensemble (string trio of Vanessa Gelvin, Matt LaComette, Josh Ronsen), with Knife to Gunfight and Cameron/Horne/Thompson trio at Me Mer Mo at Dadalab. 7:30pm#!
November 8, 2022 — Bricoleurs @ EMP South Night #5, Captain Quacks, 5326 Menchaca, 8pm
October 28, 2022 — Bricoleurs (with Mallory Watson) presents percussion performance, opening for Jaap Blonk, Lisa Cameron, Damon Smith trio at Dadalab, 6pm
Saturday October 8, 2022 — No Shame Theater @ Merlin Works
Sunday October 2, 2022 — Josh Ronsen postcard Mail Art show at Northern-Southern, 2-6pm
Friday September 30, 2022 — Disensemble (string trio Matt LaComette, Vanessa Gelvin, Josh Ronsen) @ Carousel
Wednesday September 14, 2022 — Bricoleurs in Denton, details TBA
Tuesday August 30, 2022 — Bricoleurs, @ Batch, 3220 Manor Rd., Austin, 7:30pm
July 18, 2022 — Phonography Austin presents World Listening Day, details TBA
July 23, 2022 — Bricoleurs, details TBA
Thursday April 14, 2022 — Bricoleurs (Josh Ronsen & Vanessa Gelvin) perform at Dimension Gallery, in Austin, 8pm with Lisa Cameron, Lingua Lucem, & Colin McIntyre
Monday April 4, 2022 — Bricoleurs (Josh Ronsen & Vanessa Gelvin) perform at They, Who Sound, in Houston, 7:30pm
Saturday April 9, 2021 — Phonography Austin plays cassettes on solar-powered players in Adans-Hemphil Park, Austin, 12 noon
Friday March 12, 2021 — brekekekexkoaxkoax videos played on Bill Thompson's Disco Fridays livestream on Facebook, 11:30am Texas time.
Tuesday May 11, 2021 — Katie & Rachel performance at Lady Bird Wildflower Center.
July 21, 2020 — Virtual performance at NMASS, “Réchauffés” collaboration with Vanessa Gelvin, 6pm (Central Time), viewable here.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 — duo performance with Vanessa Gelvin and Josh Ronsen at Phonography Austin annual persentation series - Details here, @ Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 East 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78702
Saturday, November 16, 2019 —brekekekexkoaxkoax performance art with Josh Ronsen & the audience, in between showing of Ludo Is Fantastic film, about Fluxus artist Ludo Mich and special performances by Suspirians, Chronophage, and Book Of Shadows. The Carousel Lounge, 9pm. Facebook Link.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 — Katie & Rachel quintet (Josh Ronsen, Brent Fariss, Vanessa Gelvin, Kirk Laktas, Derrick Fore) performance, with Unlucky Beekeepers and CPT @ the Carousel Lounge, 9 pm
Monday, September 2, 2019 — brekekekexkoaxkoax — solo performance by Josh Ronsen (voice and prepared guitar) at MeMerMo at the Volstead, 7pm
June 29, 2019 — Josh Ronsen “Sort and Sift” @ New Music Co-op show, First Street Studio, Austin, 8pm. New Music Co-op
June 24, 2019 — Katie and Rachel @ the Volstead, Austin, 8pm. Debut performance by Josh Ronsen (clarinet), Brent Fariss (contra-bass), Bill Colangelo (saxophone, bass clarinet), Vanessa Gelvin (field recordings) & Leif Stintson (keyboards). Watch the promotional video!
March 14, 2019 — Josh Ronsen group performance art @ Anything Live! @ Institution Theater, 8pm.
March 16, 2019 — brekekekexkoaxkoax solo @ Cherrywood, 3pm.
February 23, 2019 — brekekekexkoaxkoax “Sort and Sift” solo & duo with Jeff Dahlgren @ House show, 9pm.
September 24, 2018 — Destroyers! trio with Marina Peterson, Christopher Petkus & Josh Ronsen @ the Volstead, 9pm.
July 20, 2018 — Josh Ronsen performs with Phonography Austin at NMASS, 7pm.

October 23, 2017 — brekekekexkoaxkoax CD release show for tips for the space tourists; Jeff Dahlgren and Josh Ronsen perform to the CD @ the Volstead

July 18, 2017 — with Phonography Austin, performance of Pauline Oliveros’ SONIC MEDITATIONS @ the Texas State Capitol, Underground Rotunda, 7pm
June 11, 2017 — Lone Star Zine Fest @ Cheer Up Charlie’s, 1pm
April 24, 2017 — solo collage work @ the Volstead, 7pm — also playing, Alex Keller
February 6, 2017 — solo electro-acoustic music, “I’ve Forgotten All Of Your Names” @ the Volstead, 7pm — also playing, Brent Fariss, Sheffielf/Rippie, Moist Flesh, Vanessa Gelvin
January 3, 2017 — performance art show @ the Volstead, a retrospective of Event Scores, 1996-2016 by Josh Ronsen