Monday, June 28
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Option Talks Music: Claire Rousay
San Antonio based musician Claire Rousay closes out the first half of the 2021 Option series. Claire’s highly original and “quietly devastating” (Pitchfork Music) work encompasses a vast array of sound making materials, including but not limited to, voicemails, environmental recordings, whispers, multiple percussion instruments and more. Her 2021 recording “A Softer Focus” is a brilliant and engaging flow of electronic textures and field recordings and voices.
Tune in on Monday, June 28th at 7pm Chicago time to hear the discussion, ask questions in the chat, and listen to Claire perform and discuss her work from her home in San Antonio, TX.
The Option series is presented as part of Experimental Sound Studio’s virtual concerts every Monday. Link to this program, with the interview led by Ken Vandermark below.
About Claire Rousay
Claire Rousay is based in San Antonio, Texas. Her music zeroes in on personal emotions and the minutiae of everyday life — voicemails, haptics, environmental recordings, stopwatches, whispers and conversations — exploding their significance. rousay has released music on a range of labels, most notably Astral Spirits, Second Editions, Longform Editions and American Dreams, who in 2021 released a softer focus, a collaboration with visual artist Dani Toral. rousay’s music has received acclaim from NPR, which writes that rousay “enchants the ordinary,” and Pitchfork, which calls her music “quietly devastating.” rousay has presented music at Audiograft Festival, Casa Del Lago (CDMX), Issue Project Room, Rewire Festival, and Salon De Normandy (Paris), among many others, held residencies at Rhizome DC and Elastic Arts Exposure Series, and performed with musicians such as Ken Vandermark, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Jacob Wick and Theodore Cale Schafer.