Our January Experimental Coffee House
ASHA TAMIRISA + CAROLINE PARK (duo)
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA 02445
ASHA TAMIRISA is an interdisciplinary artist often found working with some combination of computing, sound, video, light, sculpture, and movement. She graduated from Oberlin College + Conservatory with a degree in Technology in Music and Related Arts and is currently a second-year doctoral student in the Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments program at Brown University. Historic interests include structural and expanded cinema, visual music, and strange sound synthesis practices. Current projects include a digitization of the ARP2500, a series of multimedia projects involving notions of the gaze, perception, and sensorium. She frequently collaborates with composer and performer Caroline Park as well as with choreographer and dancer Holly Heidt. She is also a founding member of opensignal, a group of artists concerned with the state of gender and race within electronic / computer based art practices.
CAROLINE PARK is a composer, musician, and artist working primarily within minimal means. As a composer-performer, she has shared the stage with Mem1, Steve Roden, a canary torsi, Evidence, Dollshot, and Arnold Dreyblatt, and she has performed at the Stone (NYC), AS220 (Providence), and in Jordan Hall (Boston). Solo releases can be found on labels Private Chronology, Bathetic Records, VisceralMediaRecords, Pure Potentiality Records and Absence of Wax. Caroline is 1/4 of BUMPR (with Peter Bussigel, Stephan Moore, and Timothy Rovinelli) and is 1/2 of a collaborative duo project with Asha Tamirisa. She is also a founding member of opensignal, a group of artists concerned with the state of gender and race within electronic and computer-based art practices. She holds B.M. and M.M. degrees in composition from the New England Conservatory and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments at Brown University. She lives and works in Providence.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.