Based in National Genre Multi Discipline

Clare Barrett

Rousseau is a writer, musician, and artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. She’s particularly interested in the relationship between economics and wellbeing, and the tension between creativity and productivity. Her debut body of music hello, I know you’re busy (to be released in March 2017), explores themes of work, productivity, meaning, connection, vulnerability and presence.

Prior to releasing her debut EP, which has received critical acclaim across the tastemaker spectrum, she worked as a public servant (having completed a degree in economics and philosophy), a pharmaceutical representative, and a sommelier. Rousseau has spent time volunteering in Uganda, is a qualified phone counsellor, and has completed a ten-day silent Vipassana meditation course.