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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MATRIX HARP [2015]


MATRIXHARP is a prototype controller that rethinks modular interfaces. The interface utilizes stretch sensors to modulate parameters and capacitive sensors to make patch connections. Through this interface, patching and moving through the spectra of parameters becomes a tactile and embodied action, one less concerned with metrics. Patch connections are felt throughout the system through the physical tension of the stretch sensors being pulled and pushed. This interface also evades the “male” and “female” language of standard modular patching.




ARP 2500 EMULATION [2014]


In 2014, I began emulating the ARP2500 in MaxMSP, giving consideration to the
machine’s history, the attempt at digital translation, and the machine’s novel interface.





DUAL SEQUENCER [2014] 


dual sequencer, each with ten possible steps.
can either work of the same clock or independent clocks.
clocks have high and low speeds. 




 

BLU [2014]


Hex Shmitt based synth with option for diode mixing, and built in distortion




MATRIX MIXER [2014]


matrix mixer with buffers on the inputs