On sabbatical Winter & Short Term 2023.

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. 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 at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, Girls Rock! Rhode Island, and Street Level Youth Media in Chicago.


PhD – Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia

MA – Brown University, Computer Music and Multimedia

MA – Brown University, Modern Culture and Media

BA – Oberlin College, Musical Studies


  • FYS 528 –  Noise / Silence
  • MUS 231 – Music Theory I
  • MUS 232 – Music Theory II
  • MUS 218 – Soundscapes: Recording and Designing Sound
  • DCMU 219 – Composing Sonic Systems
  • INDS s24 – Creating Interactive Digital Art in Twine
  • DCMUs15 –  Sonic Arts and Crafts