LISA CAMERON & CLAIRE ROUSAY
Claire Rousay is an improviser, percussionist, and event organizer based in San Antonio, Texas. Her work explores queerness, human relationships, and self perception through the use of physical objects and their potential sounds.
Rousay has recently performed with Tom Carter, Lori Goldston, 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.
Lisa Cameron (aka Venison Whirled) is from Austin, Tx. Using amplified/acoustic percussion and strings, she locates resonant frequencies in space to create oscillating overtones, which are then employed as sound sources for live improvisation.
Lisa Cameron has improvised live with Jandek, Mani Neumier, Eugene Chadbourne, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Faust, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Claire Rousay, Alex Cunningham, Damon Smith, Tom Carter, Nathan Bowles, Fritz Welch, Sharkiface, Sandy Ewen, Thor Harris, Leslie Keffer, Jonathan Horne, Steve McKay, Rat Bastard, Raub Roy, and others.
In 2013, for the New Media Art and Sound Summit in Austin, Texas, she directed "Canopy Of Sound", involving 12 suspended cymbal players in an outdoor dynamic context. This led her to form Ommmg, an ongoing acoustic percussion group with ritualistic overtones.
Lisa has turned her attention recently to making instruments and then learning how to play them.
In 2018 she was commissioned by Cloud Tree Gallery in Austin to create an installation which became a joint effort with artist Brian Johnson. Entitled "Thee Mortal Coil", the sound sculpture was
a 20-foot tall spiral tube that incorporated ball bearings with timed bursts of pneumatic pressure, amplified by contact microphones routed through a mixer.