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 — exploding their significance. rousay has released music on a range of labels, most notably Astral Spirits, Second Editions, Longform Editions and American Dreams, who in 2021 released a softer focus, a collaboration with visual artist Dani Toral.

rousay’s music has received acclaim from NPR, which writes that rousay “enchants the ordinary,” and Pitchfork, which calls her music “quietly devastating.” rousay has presented music at venues like Issue Project Room, Casa Del Lago (CDMX) and Salon De Normandy (Paris), among many others, held residencies at Rhizome DC and Elastic Arts Exposure Series, and performed with musicians such as Ken Vandermark, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Jacob Wick and Tom Carter.

Clint McCallum is a composer, performer, and teacher living in Baltimore, Maryland. He collaborates with new music ensembles, film makers, sculptors, and dancers, plays in punk/metal bands, and his compositions have been presented across the US, Europe, and Asia. Here are some things he hasn’t stopped liking since high school: blueberry pancakes, Skinny Puppy, blingy western fashion.

Primitive Tongues is an experimental singer, songwriter, and improvised artist. She creates worlds through her hyper imaginative heart space and offers the world the way she lives in this reality. She sees her sound art as an extension of her dance practice and doesn’t see much of a difference between the two. Primitive Tongues creates for those who cannot and reaches beyond the human consciousness. She is beyond life and time itself.

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The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.