Photograph by Devin Michael De Leon

Photograph by Devin Michael De Leon

Claire Rousay is an improviser, percussionist, and event organizer based in San Antonio, Texas. Rousay explores queerness, human physicality, and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds.

Rousay has recently performed with Tom Carter, Lori Goldstein, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Paul Giallorenzo, and Brandon Lopez. She is working extensively within a duo context with both Michael Foster and Jacob Wick. Rousay has toured extensively across North America, booking 220 dates in 2017 alone. In 2018 she participated in the Sonic Transmissions Festival and NMASS Festival as well as performed at venues such as Elastic Arts and Issue Project Room. Her work recently received support from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Rousay curates Contemporary Whatever, a monthly series for adventurous art in San Antonio; she also collaborated with Artpace to produce Right Now Festival in August 2017, which brought experimental and improvising performers to town from across Texas.