This piece is loosely based on the live performance Claire Rousay did at WORM. Many of the same texts, samples, and forms were used in both the live and recorded versions of this piece. The recorded version, which is being broadcasted, features synthesizers, guitars, and field recordings that the live performance did not. This is due to the abundant resources the studio at WORM has. Thematically, the composition revolves around the idea of friendship, what makes it good/bad/valid.
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 – exploring and maybe “exploding” their significance. Stylistically Rousay draws on domestic musique concrete, voice recordings, percussion and multi-instrumentalism. She has built up an extensive body of work in a relatively short time, proving herself to be a most intruiguing contemporary sound artist. WORM is delighted to welcome her for a residency and a gig.
Claire Rousay (BMI) – electronics, field recordings, guitar,
Emily Harper Scott (BMI) – piano.
youtube samples from – Defying Odds Donnelly, CAMELOT331.
Produced @ Worm, november 2021