My name is Dane Rousay, a drummer and percussionist based in San Antonio, Texas. I perform improvised solo work on acoustic drum-kit exploring emotional overlaps of rhythm, speed, and texture. I also work as a session musician, playing live and on recordings for various acts.
While I am always looking for fresh ways to express myself within the realm of free improvisation, I have gravitated to a few common themes in the last few years. Endurance art has always been particularly interesting to me. Since 2014 I have tried to incorporate different elements of endurance art into my musical performances. This includes but is not limited to performing copious amounts of time, physically straining extended techniques and extreme repetition.
With experience performing for the North East School of the Arts, Rich O'Toole, and various other acts; I am available for concert or recording opportunities. Please check the Calendar section of this site for a calendar of my solo performances, and a slew of dates with the groups I play with.
I am available for percussion/drum-set lessons, preferring to teach intermediate and advanced students. Personalized lessons are available over Skype and around my home state of Texas.