QXW is a construction band and moving company. Members
Kyle Lapidus and Ron Rosenman formed the project in
the Fall of 1994 while studying electronic music under
A flyer for custom baseball caps catalyzed QXW's
formation. At the time, Ron and Kyle were
collaborating to translate passages from the Bible
into a new sonic language - a tedious studio process
that cemented their friendship while driving their
interest in performing live.
No matter what they may seem, QXW performances are
highly structured pieces and no two are ever the same.
However, duct tape figures heavily in many instances,
as does the use and abuse of homemade contact
microphones processed through effects, often in
conjunction with power tools.
In many QXW shows, props and materials are built and
used during the performance, and often destroyed in
the process. Of course this can generate a very big
mess. QXW is proud of its track record for cleaning up
its own mess.
QXW also stands by its commitment to safety, evidenced
by the fact that no one has has ever lost life or limb
at a QXW show.