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Karl Ronneburg

New York, NY      

Karl Ronneburg is a composer, percussionist, writer, and multimedia/performance artist from the Seattle area. An avid performer of his own music, his work has also been performed by bell towers, bands, and people dressed in squirrel costume, among others. As a percussionist, he has played with rock bands, jazz combos, classical and pit orchestras, Brazilian samba baterías, dance companies, and contemporary chamber groups everywhere from London (the BBC Proms with the National Youth Symphony of the United States) to Cape Town (with the University of Michigan Percussion Quartet). He is also an active performer in a variety of interdisciplinary settings, including the role of the Dictator in Meredith Monk’s Quarry at the University of Michigan and an adaptation of Phillip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach for his living room. He is a co-founder of the Weak Staff performance art group and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Composition at the New School, studying with Missy Mazzoli and Maya Gunji.