Asha Tamirisa [she/her/hers] works with sound, video, film, and researches media histories. Asha has performed at venues such as the ICA Boston and Bitforms Gallery (NYC), has given talks at institutions such as the University of Michigan, Mount Holyoke College, and Oberlin College, and has held residencies at The Media Archeology Lab (Boulder, CO), Perte de Signal (Montreal, CA) and I-Park Foundation (East Haddam, CT). Asha’s work has been mentioned in the Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics and the 5th Edition of Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture. Along with many colleagues, Asha co-founded OPENSIGNAL, a collective of artists concerned with the state of gender and race in electronic music and art practice. She now works with the organization TECHNE. Asha has taught sound and media art at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, and Street Level Youth Media in Chicago. Asha holds a Ph.D. in Computer Music and Multimedia and an M.A. in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Bates College in Maine, USA.



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2022


01.16.22
Patch Up!: on synthetic sound and modular thought
Responsive Ecologies Lab
@ Ryerson University
Toronto, ON, Canada




2021

12.06.21
Artist talk
CU Boulder 
Critical Media Practices 
Graduate Program

10.1-30.21
a long breath

Public sound installation
Friends of Congress Square Park
Art in the Park Series 
Portland, ME 


07.10.21
Nonevent TV
24 Hour Fundraiser

“featuring performances, interviews, studio visits, record collection tours, short films, random weird stuffplus videos & recordings from the Non-Event archives”

https://www.twitch.tv/nonevent to view 


06.29.21
guest artist
GiMaT (Girls in Music and Technology)
virtual 


05.28.21 // 06.11.21 
Crafting Change Symposium
Lorain County Community College
& Oberlin College


04.23-25.21
SEAMUS National Conference
Crafting Sound Concert and Panel
world wide web


04.10.21

UNSUNG STORIES:
WOMEN AT COLUMBIA'S COMPUTER MUSIC CENTE
R

Fighting Systemic Barriers in Electronic Music
world wide web


02.21.21
MID-RIFF Podcast

Mid-Riff features interviews with musicians, makers,
and sellers from a variety of experiences and identities
as well as tips to create awesome music spaces and workplaces.




2020


12.18.20 
SOUND INSTRUMENTS AND SONIC CULTURES:
An Interdiscplinary Conference
The National Science and Media Museum
Bradford, UK


10.30.20
Non-Event Fundraiser
for City Life/Vida Urbana
Livestream Link


10.16 - 10.23.20

Re-Site :: Public Art Installation
initiative
from SPACE Gallery

@ The Portland Sugar House
York & Maple St.
Portland, ME


09.26.20
ARP2500 Symposium
50th Anniversary of the ARP 2500
Education & Composer Panels

World Wide Web


09.3 - 09.13.20
“surface / belly”
Web-based work

Flourish Festival
World Wide Web


08.04.20
Nonevent @ Home #36
“Waiting is a Place”  [audio release]
World Wide Web



[POSTPONED] 04.23 - 04.26.20

FLOURISH Festival
Fredericton, New Brunswick, CN


[POSTPONED] 04.04.20
New England Synthesizer Fest
Microsoft Boston
Burlington MA

[POSTPONED] 03.26.20
@ the Apohadian Theater
Portland, ME



[POSTPONED] 03.13.20
Residual Noise
Sound Studies / Sonic Practice conference
Brown University / RISD
Providence, RI


02.21.20
Dissolve Music Festival
Spatial Sound Performance
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA



01.21 - 02.21.20 / Opening: 02.06.20

[Re]Generation: Arts & Technology Summit
GROUP EXHIBITION
Alongside Elisa Giardina Papa, Angela Ferraiolo, Jenny Vogel
Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College
New London, CT


2019



11.01.19
[Re]Generation: Arts & Technology Summit
Inaugural event
Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College
New London, CT


10.05.19
Crafting Sound Symposium
Alongside Afroditi Psarra & Jess Rowland
Oberlin College / Conservatory
Birenbaum Innovation & Performance Space
Oberlin, OH



10.19.19
Indexical Digital Alchemy Series
Alongside Laetitia Sonami
@ Wind River
Santa Cruz, CA


09.01.19
Sound for Quintessential Quadrilateral
Choreographed by Holly Heidt
of Muliebris Dance Theater
Peridance
New York, NY



08.06.19
A CLEARING x TENDER TABLE
food + storytelling event
CÔNG TỬ BỘT
Portland, ME



07.03.19
100% Synthetic Screening
Coaxial
Los Angeles, CA



06.27.19
100% Synthetic Screening
Aggregate Space Gallery
Oakland, CA



05.08.19

Chat Club PVD
AS220
Providence RI


04.19.19
Visiting Artist
P.A.T. @ University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI



04.02.19
Sound for Quintessential Quadrilateral
Choreographed by Holly Heidt
of Muliebris Dance Theater
@ Dixon Place
New York, NY


03.25.19 - 04.01.19
Artist in Residence
Media Archeology Lab
UC Boulder
Boulder, CO



2018


12.15.18
Non-Event End of Year Show
sound installation
Boston, MA


11.26.18
Visiting Artist / Concert
Film Studies & Music Department
Mt. Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA



11.13.18
Evelyn Danzig Haas Visiting Artist
Wheaton College
Wheaton, MA



10.28.18

100% Synthetic
Release Show
Machines With Magnets
Providence RI


10.20.18

Piece for Fog Space
Site specific performance
alongside Fujiko Nakaya‘s FOGxISLAND
Boston MA



10.12.18
LOSSY RECOLLECTIONS
Dissertation screening

Granoff Center for the Arts
Providence RI


04.04.18
ANTHOLOGY
Film screening
Granoff Center for the Arts
Providence RI


03.02.18
Sonic Fluidities
Graduate Conference
San Diego, CA


02.18.18
Performance
Bitforms Gallery
New York NY


02.17.18
Intersections
Ammerman Center for Arts & Tech Symposium
Guest co-curator
New London CT


02.09.18
Talk & performance
Perte de Signal
Montreal CA


01.28.18
Noisundaee x Lux Manga
Montreal CA


01-02.18
Artist in Residence
Perte de Signal
Montreal, CA


2017


10.23.17
Intersections
Film screening
Michigan State University
Lansing MI


10.13.17
PVDLoop Fest
Performance
AS220
Providence, RI


09.29.17
Temporal Currents II: Experimental Sound + Film
Site-specific performance alongside members of AgX Film Collective Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Boston MA


09.01.17
Vespers series
Performance, alongside Ernst Karel
Washington St Arts Center
Somerville MA


9.22-23.17
Sound for Muliebris Dance Theater
Greenspace
Queens NY


07.16.17
Contingent Contortions
Sound Installation
Le Laboratoire
Cambridge MA


07.14.17
New Zealand International Film Festival
Auckland NZ


06.22.17
WeWork WMAAC Dance
Sound for Redux
choreographed by Holly Heidt
Brooklyn NY


06.17.17 | |
Melbourne International Animation Festival
Melbourne AU


05.06.17
Sonic Cyberfeminisms Conference 
Lincoln UK


05.04.17
Sound for Callus and Redux
choreographed by Holly Heidt
The Tank
New York NY


04.13.17
Sound for Redux
choreographed by Holly Heidt
Triskellion
New York NY


04.04.17
Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present
Post-screening performance
AS220
Providence RI


03.28.17
Modern Music Guild
Performance
Oberlin OH


02.24.17
Explosions from the Other Canon
curated by Kate Bergstrom
Granoff Center
Providence RI


02.17.17
Oberlin TIMARA Faculty & Guest Concert
Screening
Oberlin OH


02.07.17
Le Laboratoire Lecture Series:
Park & Tamirisa Duo
Cambridge MA


02.06.17
Le Laboratoire
Park & Tamirisa Duo
Cambridge MA


01.31.17
Sound for Callus, choreographed by Holly Heidt
Dixon Place
New York NY

2017

11.20.16
QUBIT/Magnitudes
Park & Tamirisa Duo
New York


11.20.16
Sound score for Muliebris Dance Theater
Standard Toykraft
Brooklyn NY


10.23.16
Punto Y Raya International Short Film Competition
@ ZKM
Karlsruhe DE


10.21.16
Dartmouth A/V Synthesis Workshop
Hanover NH


10.09.16
Sound for Sandra Gibson/Luis Recoder
RISD Glass 50 Yr Celebration
RISD Auditorium Providence RI


10.01.16
CALLUS/REDUX
Release on Pan Y Rosas Discos


09.23.16
Talk: Language, Logics, & Rhetorics of Modularity in Electronic Sound
TIMARA Department
Oberlin OH


07.01.16
OPENSIGNAL @ IDIO
IDIO SoundLab
Brooklyn NY


06.19.16
Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Aurora
Providence RI


06.11.16
Dollhouse Spring Fest
Park & Tamirisa Duo
Amherst MA


05.24.16
Machines w/Magnets
Beast Nest, Daisy World, Bridget Feral
Pawtucket RI


05.16.16
Park/T.Rovinelli/A.Hatakeyama/J.Flores/B.Blectum
186 Carpenter
Providence RI


04.15.16
Young Vagrants / OFFoff
Screening of OX Ghent Belgium


04.09.16
Drone Cinema Film Fest
Seattle WA & Leiden NL


04.04.16
sound for Alex Dupuis (visuals), + Time Base Corrector, House Red
Aurora
Providence RI


03.31.16
SCMS
Gender and the Interface Panel
Atlanta GA


03.18.16
Park & Tamirisa Duo
Psychic Readings
Providence RI


02.27.16
Open All Ports: Symposium on Arts+Technology
Experimental Show
New London CT


02.16.16
G'd(w)^n's castle - Alex Dupuis MA Thesis
Park & Tamirisa Duo, Blevin Blectum, Kristin Hayter
Providence RI


2015


12.05.15
Beats: Out of the Box
Toledo Museum of Art Toledo OH


11.27.15
From the Intangible to the Tangible
Kunstraum Walcheturm
Zurich CH


11.28.15
SVBSTRUCTURE
Video projections
Boston MA


08.29.15
Altered States - Coastal Currents
screening of OX
East Sussex UK


08.15.15
DOTAIR
video projections
Pawtucket RI


05.28.15
Park & Tamirisa Duo, Jason Lescalleet, Dinnersss
ICA BOSTON
Boston MA



05.08.15
OPENSIGNAL Festival
co-curated + Park & Tamirisa Duo
Providence RI


04.28.15
BRINK for percussion and live video
performed by Brandon Bell
Texas A&M


04.03.15
Park & Tamirisa Duo, + Benny Nelson, Mem1
186 Carpenter St
Providence RI


03.27.15
Drone Cinema Film Festival
curated by Kim Cascone
Leiden NL


03.14.15
Interrupt
Sound(,) Art (&) Poetics panel |
Providence RI
Brown University


02.26.15
New England Graduate Media Symposium
Gender, Technology, Media
Boston MA


02.20.15
Idiopreneurial Entrephonics
Wesleyan University
Middletown CT


02.20.15
BRINK for percussion and live video
performed by Brandon Bell
Houston TX


02.10.15
Non Event Experimental Coffee House
solo set
Boston MA


01.17.15
Magic Lantern Providence and Friends show
UnionDocs
New York NY


2014


12.12.14
Dots+Loops: Music for Strings and Electronics
video projection for Different Trains
Brisbane AU


12.11.14
Magic Lantern - The Local Show
screening of OX
Cable Car Cinema
Providence RI


12.04.14
CONSTRUCTION - Park Dissertation Performance
Providence RI


11.11.14
duo w/ Tim Rovinelli, + Igor Stravinsky, Nagual Pyschic Readings
Providence RI


09.20.14
Opensound
solo set, +Amber Vistein, Lucy Lewis
Somerville MA


09.12.14
sonic.focus.3
Providence RI


07.29.14
Park & Tamirisa Duo
Pyschic Readings
Providence RI


05.16.14
Park & Tamirisa Duo, co-curated/organized
OPENSIGNAL Festival
Providence RI


05.04.14
△TRIANGLES △
talk: Race, Gender and Audiotechnical Rhetoric
Providence RI


04.27.14
Sound for adat, choreographed by Holly Heidt
Spectrum NYC
New York NY


04.16.14
ANTHOLOGY IV
Screening of OX
Providence RI


04.04.14
BACH TO THE FUTURE II
Park & Tamirisa Duo
Providence RI


04.03.14
Creative Arts Council Grant Show
Providence RI


03.28.14
SEAMUS
History of Electronic Music Panel
Wesleyan University
Middletown CT


03.19.14
OPENSIGNAL presents Laetitia Sonami
Providence RI


03.13.14
MA Thesis Presentation
Providence RI


02.19.14
OPENSIGNAL presents
TECHNE: Bonnie Jones + Suzanne Thorpe
Providence RI


01.14.14
Non-Event Experimental Coffeehouse
Boston MA


2013


12.13.13
Sound for choreographer Holly Heidt's adat
The Living Gallery
New York NY


11.18.13
Park & Tamirisa Duo
186 Carpenter
Providence RI


11.17.13
Sound for choregrapher Holly Heidt's On/Off
Greenspace
New York NY


10.31.13
Sound for choreographer Holly Heidt
Team Gallery
New York NY


10.19.13
Ars Subtillior
works by André Cormier and Jürg Frey
Providence RI


09.28.13
Brown / Wesleyan Multimedia Mini Fest
Wesleyan University
Middletown CT


08.01.13
Moving Image Artist in Residence
I-Park Foundation
East Haddam CT


07.13.13
Park & Tamirisa Duo
@ Studio SOTO
Boston MA


03.08.13
Video Projection for Different Trains
University of Queensland School of Music  
Brisbane AU--