Asha K. Tamirisa

Assistant Professor of Music



Olin Arts Center, Room 260


Asha Tamirisa is an intermedia artist and researcher whose work engages media materiality, histories/pastness, and identity. She primarily works with sound and video in performance and installation.

Her work has been supported by The Kitchen’s L.A.B Research Residency, the Ellis Beauregard Foundation Project Grant, the Maine Arts Commission Fellowship in Media Arts, the Media Archeology Lab, Perte De Signal, Hewnoaks, and I-Park Foundation. Her scholarship has appeared in the Journal for Popular Music Studies, the Feminist Review, and in edited volumes. She has performed at the ICA Boston, the Boston Museum of Science, Bitforms Gallery (NYC), the Waterworks Museum, for Indexical’s Digital Alchemy series, and at several community spaces. Between 2013-2017 Asha was part of OPENSIGNAL, a collective organized around concerns for gender and race in electronic media practice. She is now part of PICNIC COLLECTIVE, a collaborative and process oriented community art endeavor.

Asha holds a Ph.D. in Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments and an M.A. in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University, and has taught at Street Level Youth Media, Brown University, RISD, and Bates College.


  • FYS 528 –  Noise / Silence
  • MUS 231 – Music Theory I
  • MUS 232 – Music Theory II
  • MUS 218 – Soundscapes: Recording and Designing Sound
  • DCS/MUS 219 – Composing Sonic Systems
  • MUS/THEA 310 – Immersive Media Installation
  • INDS s24 – Creating Interactive Digital Art in Twine


Current Courses

Fall Semester 2024

MUS 218
Soundscapes: Recording and Designing Sound

MUS 231
Music Theory I