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Claire Rousay Performance Residency - Claire Rousay / Jacob Wick / Michael Foster

Friday June 7 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Final night of Claire's performance residency

Claire Rousay / Michael Foster / Jacob Wick - solo, duo, and trio sets

Claire Rousay is a Canadian-American improvisor, drummer, and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Drawn to improvisation by a desire to free their percussion practice from the constraints of conventional timekeeping, Rousay explores the emotional overlap of rhythm, speed, and texture as both a soloist and participant in creative partnerships that span North America. Drawing liberatory power and ethical commitment from queer theory, Rousay's improvisational style employs a critique of the relationship between masculinity and percussion.

Michael Foster is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist utilizing extensive preparations of his saxophone, augmenting it with amplification, objects, balloons, drum heads, vibrators, tapes, and samples as a method of subverting and queering the instrument’s history and traditional roles.

Jacob Wick is an improviser, writer, and artist. His work is dedicated to and informed by queer feelings and queer politics.
As an improviser and trumpet player, he has performed in a variety of contexts, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kennedy Center, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC). He has performed with Matana Roberts, Andrea Neumann, Gerald Cleaver, Katherine Young, Judith Hamann, Toshimaru Nakamura, and others.
As a writer, he has published in print and online, including regular blog posts on Bad at Sports on the artists and art scenes in Los Angeles and Mexico City. He was an associate editor for What We Want is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press, 2014). He currently runs Reportaje, a blog dedicated to reporting on contemporary art from an infrastructural perspective.
As an artist, he has organized projects in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and the Bay Area. In 2013, with the assistance of The Think Tank that has yet to be named…, he organized Germantown City Hall, a temporary city hall for the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia modeled after 19th-century anarcho-utopian town halls. His work is currently dedicated to developing and holding workshops and working groups.

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