"What a songwriter might convey in poetry, Rousay evokes with raw audio. You could call it sound art, but it’s viscerally vulnerable" - New York Times
Claire Rousay's music zeroes in on personal emotions and the minutiae of everyday life - voicemails, haptics, environmental recordings, stopwatches, whispers and conversations - exploding their significance.
Based in San Antonio, Texas, Claire's acute assemblages of sound are both a diaristic portal into the life of their creator, and an exercise in dressing and undressing the bare audio field using compositional threads that feel loosely entangled, yet fastidiously woven. A prolific run of recordings since 2020, culminating in this year's 'everything perfect is already here' (Shelter Press), has seen Claire come closer than most modern sound-makers to aesthetically nailing the temperament of a world turned inward. Now, as music leaves the house once more, Claire's live show - in both solo mode and trio formation with close collaborators Mari 'More Eaze' Maurice and Theodore Cale Schafer - brings a singular reflexivity, unflinching honesty and adroit humour to the performance space, with an ever-burgeoning audience accepting the invite into her soundworld.