asha tamirisa

currently based in portland, maine

Ph.D. Brown University    Computer Music and Multimedia Composition

M.A.  Brown University    Modern Culture and Media              
M.A.  Brown University    Computer Music and Multimedia Composition
B.A.  Oberlin College     Musical Studies - Technology in Music & Related Arts    

academic positions
2019-  Bates College    Assistant Professor

2017   RISD                  Adjunct Instructor

awards and residencies
2023 Ellis Beauregard Foundation Project Grant (w/ Carolina Gonzalez Valencia) 

2023 The Kitchen x SFPC x Simon’s Foundation LAB Residency
2022 Maine Arts Commission Media Arts Fellowship 
2022 Hewnoaks Artist in Residence
2019 Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts (FETA): Sound Art Prize Finalist
2019 Media Archeology Lab | Boulder, CO: Artist Residency 
2018 Mount Holyoke College | Holyoke, MA: Visiting Artist 
2018 Wheaton College | Wheaton MA: Evelyn Danzig Haas Visiting Artist   
2018 Perte de Signal | Montreal CA: Artist Residency                                          
2017 Le Laboratoire ArtScience Converged: Commission                
2013 I-Park Foundation | East Haddam CT : Artist Residency    

2023 Portland Museum of Art, Permanent Collection 

2021 Rhizone Artbase 

2023  SOUR SOLVENTS, video installation, Portland Museum of Art: Portland ME

2022  Rock Music, family friendly interactive installation, Tommy’s Park: Portland ME
2021 a long breath, public art installation, Congress Square Park: Portland ME
2020  SOUR SOLVENTS, public video installation “Re-Site,” Space Gallery: Portland, ME
2020  SURFACE / BELLY, web, Flourish Festival: Fredericton, Canada
2020  ARTIFACT, Regeneration: Arts & Tech Summit: New London, CT
2018  untitled sound installation, Non-Event Year-End Fundraiser, The Yard: Boston MA
2017 Contingent Contortions, sound installation, Le Laboratoire: Boston MA
2013  RING. sculpture/installation, I-Park Foundation: East Haddam, CT
2011  Minimalism in the 21st Century, video installation, WomanMade Gallery: Chicago IL       

[for performances, see “news” section] 


“Patching Possibilities: Resisting Normative Logics in Modular Interfaces“ Modular Synthesis: Patching People and Machines. Routledge, 2024. 
“Sonic Activism in the Integrated Circuit.” Feminist Review. Special Issue: Sonic Cyberfeminisms. ed. M. Thompson, A. Goh. 2021.
“Switched on Bach, by Roshanek Kheshti & Wendy Carlos: A Biography, by Amanda Sewell.”  Journal of Popular Music Studies. ed. D. Suisman, A.Vesey. 2021.
“Muffwiggler: Sexism in Audio Culture.” Bluestockings Magazine. 2014.  


2020    Waiting is a Place - format: digital
2018    100% Synthetic - format: DVD Compilation | Label: Estuary Ltd.                
2016    Callus / Redux - format: digital | Label: Pan Y Rosas Discos                    
2015    OPENSIGNAL 2015 Compilation - format: CD | Label: group release
2014    Moments of Pleasure [Kate Bush Tribute] - format: cassette | Label: Wicked City 
2014    SOTO | Park + Tamirisa - format: cassette / digital | Label: Private Chronology
2014    OPENSIGNAL Compilation - format: vinyl | Label: group release        
2014    & The ARP2500 - format: digital | Label: self-released

Audio editing:         Reaper, Logic, Ableton, ProTools, Audacity

Programming:        MaxMSP, Pure Data, SuperCollider, TouchDesigner, Processing
Hardware:              Analog audio & video synthesis, live sound & recording engineering
Electronics:            Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Bela, Analog circuit design, Circuit board design, Sensor mapping
Fabrication:           Woodshop, Lasercutting, CNC, 3D printing
Video/Photo:         Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop)
Textiles:                 Weaving, Sewing, Knitting