My name is Dane Rousay, a drummer and percussionist based in San Antonio, Texas. I work mostly as a session and touring musician for various acts. I also perform improvised solo work on acoustic drum-kit exploring exciting or emotional overlaps of rhythm, speed, and texture.
My newest work is "anatomize", a series of chance compositions and improvisations aiming to magnify the minimalist percussion performance with a bold and enveloping sound. Like much of my work, it involves a duet of precision and accident. Recorded in 2017, it is my second album on percussion and drum-kit and I hope you enjoy it. I host a weekly radio hour, The Whatever Show, on Trinity University’s KRTU that showcases independent or overlooked experimental music from throughout the world. Because of a fear of sitting still, I also spend my free time running Rat Tail Tapes, releasing collaborations and experimental work from artists like Svetlana Zwetkof, Kirstian Barboza and Cameron Taylor.
I am also available for percussion lessons, preferring to teach intermediate and advanced students. 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 Upcoming section of this site for a calendar of my solo performances, and a slew of dates with the groups I play with.