Asha K. Tamirisa

Assistant Professor of Music



Olin Arts Center, Room 260


Asha Tamirisa works with sound, computational media, video, and film in performance and installation. Asha’s creative work is informed by critical studies fields such as feminist science and technology studies, critical race theory, and media archeology. Asha has performed at venues such as the ICA Boston, Bitforms Gallery (NYC), has given talks at the University of Michigan, Mount Holyoke College, Oberlin College, and Wheaton College, and 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, and the forthcoming edition of Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking. 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. Asha has taught courses at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, and Street Level Youth Media in Chicago. Asha holds a B.A. in Musical Studies from Oberlin College, and recently completed a PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia and an M.A. in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.


Pronouns: she/her/hers


Current Courses

Winter Semester 2020

DCMU 219
Composing Sonic Systems

MUS 232
Music Theory II

Short Term 2020

Sonic Arts and Crafts

Fall Semester 2020

MUS 218
Soundscapes: Recording and Designing Sound

MUS 231
Music Theory I