JASON LESCALLEET + PARK/TAMIRISA (duo) + DINNERSSS at the ICA
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Non-Event, Ricardo De Lima, and the Institute of Contemporary Art present

JASON LESCALLEET
CAROLINE PARK & ASHA TAMIRISA (duo)
DINNERSSS

The Institute of Contemporary Art
Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater
60 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100
7p.m./FREE

JASON LESCALLEET makes his music using a collection of vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders and simple electronics, running loops of crumpled tape between machines. He blends layers of found sound, amplified silences, and artifacts of everyday noise, all transformed through various microphones and speakers. Lescalleet has built a reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in his concert performances. He lives in Maine.

“[It’s hard to think of anyone else who can render the sound of nada with such physicality and make even the most barren sonic palette seem oddly expressive. This Is What I Do is a trip to the furthest extremes of sound and the kind of immersive sonic experience that is truly brain-bombing with a set of headphones and that takes over whatever space it plays out in.” — David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue

ASHA TAMIRISA is often found working with some combination of sound, video, sculpture, and movement. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in Technology in Music and Related Arts [ TIMARA ] and is currently a doctoral student in the Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments [ MEME ] program at Brown University. She is also concurrently working towards an MA in Modern Culture and Media [ MCM ] at Brown. Current research interests include gender, race and technology, interfaces and tool-making, and audiovisual synthesis. She is 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.

JIMMY HUGHES is an artist and musician living in Jamaica Plain. He performs improvised electronic music on an analog+ digital modular synthesizer as DINNERSSS. In his art, he focuses primarily on new interfaces for creating and hearing electronic sound. In performances as Dinners, Hughes often incorporates different sensors and circuits – light, sound, touch – that allow for more expressive (and sometimes unpredictable) sonic results from the synthesizer. Prior to performing as Dinners, Hughes was in the electronic pop duo, Turtle Ambulance. He currently plays keyboards in the Boston-based rock band, Huge Face. Jimmy has vinyl and cassette releases out on Whitehaus Family Record and Moss Archive.

Presented as part of the 2015 James and Audrey Foster prize exhibition

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events.