TECHNO WORLDS: Asha Tamirisa & AGF aka poemproducer in conversation
An online international conversation featuring Bates College professor and media artist Asha Tamarisa and German composer, musician, and media artist AGF aka poemproducer (Antye Greie-Ripatti). Each will share their work, explore the composition and installation of electronic sounds, and discuss their advocacy work discussing gender within the realm of electronic music.
TECHNO WORLDS in Portland is co-presented by SPACE with Goethe-Institut Boston.
AGF aka poemproducer (Antye Greie-Ripatti) is a digital songwriter, electronic musician, sound artist, composer, poet, curator, educator and public speaker. Born 1969, raised in East Germany, she has lived and worked in Hailuoto, Finland since 2008. Her work emphasizes the relationship between language, sound, voice and communication, which is expressed in music, audiovisual live performances, digital communication, sound installations, sound for other visual media, exhibitions, and conceptual works. Greie-Ripatti has released 30 long player records and numerous collaborations under such aliases as AGF, AGF/Delay (with Vladislav Delay), Greie Gut Fraktion (with Gudrun Gut), and The Lappetites (with Kaffe Matthews and Eliane Radigue), many collaborations with the award-winning classical composer Craig Armstrong.
She runs the production company and music label AGF PRODUCKTION and has produced records for other artists most famously for Ellen Allien (SOOL, 2009, BPitch). In 2011 Greie-Ripatti founded the arts organization Hai Art in Hailuoto and has worked as artistic director and organizer/workshop leader. Hai Art is an arts organization based on the island of Hailuoto in northern Finland. Its main practice is artistic intervention in social and public space via mixed media and sound art, and runs the Hailuoto iPad Orchestra and Kaiku (“echo”), a local sound choir. Since 2014, AGF has worked as an independent curator and numerous other collaborative sound projects. In 2004 AGF won an Award of Distinction at the Ars Electronica Festival. AGF has been on the cover of the XLR8R in 2004 and Wire magazine UK in 2006.
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. She is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Bates College and holds her PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia from Brown University. Tamirisa 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). Her 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, Tamirisa co-founded OPENSIGNAL, a collective of artists concerned with the state of gender and race in electronic music and art practice.