October 16-18, 2015

Dartmouth College A/V Synthesis conference, New Hampshire

I will present a simulation of particle synthesis I made using the Little Big Planet game engine on Friday night at 8pm with performances to follow!











Special thanks to Andy Sarroff and the Digital Musics department at Dartmouth College for inviting me to speak about my work in LBP.


October 3, 2015

Frogwell @ Odetta Gallery – 8pm

a performance piece written by Robert Hardin (AKA Rothwell) from the conceptual art band known as Frogwell.

12033195_10153499526244473_7569132419452145235_n the piece consists of two characters, Bobwell and Tamaray (both based on the same well-known television art instructor) who will recite from a script that describes the act of painting, the wonders of nature, the value of friendship, and maybe, maybe, maybe—squirrels that can fit in your pocket!

Fredwell and Froggy will be perform a series of amplified canvas actions which are written into the piece’s score and conducted by Rothwell

Frogwell is Robert Hardin (AKA rothwell) Richard Kamerman (AKA fredwell) Bob Lukomski (AKA bobwell) Jeremy Slater (AKA froggy) Tamara Yadao (AKA tamaray)

229 Cook Street

Brooklyn, NY 

L to Morgan Avenue


August 29, 2015

Music Games Hackathon @ Spotify NYC,  12pm – 10pm

organized by Jonathan Marmor

 • foci + loci • will be speaking about Custom Game Levels for Live Performance at the Music Games Hackathon at Spotify! Other talks will focus on: Double Dutch, a history of music video games, Fluxus, Zorn, Stockhausen and Xenakis. The evening will culminate in hack presentations and a short foci + loci performance.














June 19, 2015

Pleased to announce the release of my new Corset Lore single, ‘Odonata’ as part of a Weekly Treats split single with L-Tron.













Tamara Yadao will perform a Gameboy/Playstation set as part of OpenSignal Festival 

Saturday, May 9

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Brown  University

154 Angell Street

Providence, R.I.


















Press Start, Anatomie Des Jeux Vidéo, April 15 – May 3, 2015

Bpi – Centre Pompidou

1 Rue Beauborg, 75004

Paris, FR


Saturday, April 25


foci + loci will give a workshop demonstration of their work in Little Big Planet 3 


foci + loci performance





Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival  March 27- April , 2015 // Interface

Winnipeg’s most dynamic take on contemporary art and sound






foci + loci will perform:

1) Saturday, March 28 as part of the SELF concert – in collaboration w/ Sarah Kirsch, Zach Bales, XIE Ensemble and Skot Deeming.  Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm

2) A solo set on Thursday, April 2 as part of the PLAY concert.

During this concert, foci + loci will perform the premiere of  ‘Another Kind of Spiral’, an algorithmic music composition by Tamara Yadao that is spatially determined by a kinetic instrument in a virtual environment.  Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm

This premiere of ‘Another Kind of Spiral’ is made possible by a commissioning grant from the Jerome Fund for New Music through the American Composer’s Forum.

Ace Art Gallery

2nd Floor, 290 McDermot Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 0T2 

get your Festival Tickets now – call Rand McNally Booksellers @ 204-223-9939

single events:  $15/$10 student

festival pass:  $50/$30 student


Women In Tech Symposium: Connecting Communities through Transmedia Storytelling moderated and organized by Josephine Dorado

Tamara Yadao will give workshops in building platformer, Little Big Planet and participate in a panel with other visiting artists:  Joyce Bettencourt, Heidi Boisvert, Philip Gulley

February 19, 130-630pm

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)

621 Huntington Avenue, Pozen Center

Boston, MA!History%20Exhibit


MAGfest 13, January 23-26th 2015


Short for “Music And Gaming Festival,” MAGFest is a four day long festival dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community.  What makes MAGFest unique is that it’s a non-profit event run by fans for fans. There are no corporate sponsors and MAGFest is built from the ground up to focus on community and fan creations.

foci + loci will perform on Saturday, Jan 24th at 5pm and Tamara Yadao will take part in the MAGES panel talk ‘Is Game Art Art?’ on Jan 25th at 1pm.

Gaylord National Hotel

National Harbor, MD


Salon Ludique – December 4th, 2014








In light of the rise of reactionary, anti-feminist movements in gaming and other cultural milieus, this edition of Salon Ludique offers a response to such troubling trends by exploring gender-critical practices in digital and analog games, performance, and new media. These works serve as a critical commentary on gendered stereotypes, as well as questions of consent, sexuality, and identity.

Featuring the work  of:  Allison Cole, Jessica Marcotte and Zachary Miller (Montreal), Nina Freeman (NYC), Rachel Weil (AKA Partytime! Hexcellent!) (Austin, TX) 

AND a chip music performance by Corset Lore in collaboration with Partytime! Hexcellent! who will be providing a live visual set coded for the NES 

Espace Fibre

2665, rue Augustin-Cantin, 2nd Floor 

Montreal (QC) H3K 3L12

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Télévision, Florent Ghys album release concert at Joe’s Pub on November 30

Please join foci + loci on Sunday, November 30 for a very special concert celebration of Télévision, the newest release by composer and bassist, Florent Ghys.  Performances by Florent Ghys, foci + loci and guitar/violin duo James Moore and Andi Tanning.  

Joes’ Pub

425 Lafayette Street

New York, NY








foci + loci will perform on Saturday, Nov 22 at 7:30pm

Refest 2014 will engage the public with the themes of play and participation, celebrating the convergence of new and old, digital and analog, near and far. Creators working across a broad range of disciplines and media will gather at CultureHub to share video, performance, music, and more. 

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47 Great Jones St.

Third Floor

New York, NY


Game Art in the Knowable Space – November 7 









$10 General Ticket
$5 Artists and Students


The aesthetics of video games are rerouted to create works of art, music, and cinema that subvert game mechanics and the experience of play. Game artist and machinima maker Chris Burke curates a showcase of artists who are using games beyond their intended purpose, as tools for making art. The exhibited works explore the finite, or “knowable,” potential of the programmed game environment.

With artwork from Alex Myers, Annie Ok, Jeff Donaldson, Rosa Menkman, Friedrich Kirschner, Victor Morales, Kent Sheely and Tom Murphy VII

Performances by Tamara Yadao, mrghosty (AKA Skot Deeming)


47 Great Jones St.

New York, NY


October 22, 2014





Tamara Yadao is the recipient of a 2014 commissioning grant by the Jerome Fund for New Music through the American Composers Forum.  List of award recipients for 2014  available at


Salon Ludique – October 16, 2014

Soundscapes:  foci + lociDevine Lu Linvega AKA Alice Effekt and Richard Flanagan

More than simply a descriptor for sonic environments, this edition of SL features works where sound and landscape collide, creating interactive virtual spaces which focus on the manipulation of sound.

Espace Fibre

2665, rue Augustin-Cantin, 2nd Floor 

Montreal (QC) H3K 3L12



The Chameleon, Cincinnati, OH

July 25-27

The Midwest’s 3rd Annual Chip Music Festival

MSDOS Workshop – 6:20-6:50pm

Performances –  7pm – 130am

Corset Lore performs Sunday night, July 27 along with a fantastic roster of musicians and visualists.


Hackers on Planet Earth Conference (HOPE X)

Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC

Chip Music Concerts I and II

July 18-19

Corset Lore performs Friday night along with Amigos Poderosos and Zen Albatross.  Special guest appearance by RADIO WONDERLAND!!  See fb event page for info on Saturday night performance!


I/O Binaural Visual @ Rabbithole Studios in DUMBO

April 24

foci + loci will perform a new instrument for 4 game controllers!  Also A/V performance by Amanda Long and art by Dean Russo!

730pm, by donation

33 Washington Street

Brooklyn, NY


Northern Spy Records @ Trans-Pecos (the old Silent Barn)

March 20

rahrahree! will perform on a bill with diNMachine + David Moscovich, Pa Ubu of The Ubu Sings Ubu (Pere Ubu cover band) and Object Collection!! Also, Tarot readings by Cammisa Buerhaus and Dj sets w/free pancakes by Czech band, DVA ‘tween acts!!

8pm, $8


915 Wyckoff Avenue

Bushwick/Ridgewood, NY


Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival

Feb 19-23 2014

foci + loci will have a new, playable interactive installation in exhibition called ‘The Treachery of Z’ and will also take part in the panel discussion:  ‘Machinima + Contemporary Art’ with Isabelle Arvers, Clint Enns, Eddo Stern and Angela Washko


‘Animal Whiteness in Repose’ 

Frogwell album/DVD release performance – come celebrate Chinese New Year with us at Soapbox Gallery!

January 31


636 Dean St

Brooklyn, NY


MAGfest 12, January 2-5, 2014

foci + loci will be part of a Music, Gaming and Education Symposium panel:  How Games Teach – The Process of Skill Development Through Gameplay

January 4, Saturday  2:30pm

 Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

National Harbor, MD


distENDed Cinema:  Temporal Flow in the Wake of Sound. . .

curated by David Linton

A/V performances from Bob Bellerue, bicamRL AV:  David Linton & Alex Waterman, David Lublin and Stephan Moore, foci + loci, Jon Giles, Katherine Liberovskaya & Al Margolis, Kurt Ralske, Richard Garet, Ursula Scherrer & Bruce Andrews

Outpost Artists Resources

1665 Norman St

Ridgewood, NY

door @ 6PM… potluck and drinks…

30 min sets start at 7:30

Admission  $10


ReFest 2013  – Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1 @  CultureHub

foci + loci installation – Nov 30, 2pm

Performances from DJ Spooky, Adriano Clemente, Christopher Cerrone, David Commander, and more!

Artwork from ss-io, foci + loci, Jesper Norda, Robert Spahr,Abelardo Gil-Fournier, Jane Tingley, Jesper Norda, Jody Zellen, Karen Niemczyk, Matthew Mazzota, and Namwoo Bae.

Interactive experiences with RATS Theatre and Leila Nadir, and a CoLab instructed by Federico Restrepo.


47 Great Jones St.

3rd Floor


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8static Festival – 5 Year Anniversary Celebration of Live Chip Music – Philly, yo!

Facebook event link:

8static 3A – Philadelphia Chip Music – Celebrating our 5th anniversary!

Thursday, October 17th – Saturday, October 19th, 2013
6:00pm at the First Unitarian Church – All Ages!

$20 per day
$50 for advance 3-day pass

Donate to the kickstarter to help support this amazing event! … and-future

Music:  Chibi-Tech • Disasterpeace • glomag • Bit Shifter • Cheap Dinosaurs • TREY FREY • A_Rival • BR1GHT PR1MATE • Danimal Cannon • Chipocrite • RADLIB • SSD Engage • knife city • Saskrotch • Nullsleep • Corset Lore • Alex Mauer • Void Vision • exileFaker • SKGB • An0va • Baron Knoxburry • BUBBLYFISH • adamgetsawesome

Visuals: NO CARRIER • Batsly Adams • CHiKA • Guybrush • pixelseed • animal style


SPLICE monthly electronic music series curated by Maxx Klaxon

Performances by  tū, WHOTE and Heidi Sabertooth

September 15 2013, 8pm, No Cover


232 E. 9th Street

Manhattan, NYC



Tamara Yadao (games + radios as instruments), Chris Burke (game sound performance) and Nicole Carroll (bassoon + amplified electronics)

August 8, 7pm ($5 donation requested)

16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor NYC


Pulsewave: Ladies’ Night Edition

Drum Machine Dating Service, Corset Lore, Bubblyfish

Visuals by CHiKA

Brooklyn Launchpad

Saturday June 29

721 Franklin Avenue

Doors 8pm, Open Mic 830pm

All Ages, $10


CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary – Sound Works and Music)

Music After Hours

1 Year Anniversary Show

curated by Daniel Neumann

Radio Wonderland / Hans Tammen, Tamara Yadao & DJ Peter Fonda

Eyebeam Art + Technology Center

Monday, April 29

540 W. 21st St. (10th/11th aves)

10pm – 1am, no cover


Dj Shakey and BangInclude present:  The WARPER 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY 

20+ electronic music acts and visualists including Corset Lore

Thursday, February 28

The Delancey

8pm (sharp til close), no cover +21

168 Delancey St. (Clinton/Attorney)


Vector Game Art Festival  February 21-24  2013

Engines of Performance – game art performances by foci + loci and Toca Loca

curated by Skot Deeming

February 23, 10pm

Interaccess Electronic Meda Arts Centre

Toronto, Canada


SPLICE monthly electronic music series curated by Maxx Klaxon

Performances by Corset Lore, Daughter Vision and Glitch Cake

February 17 2013, 8pm, Free


232 E. 9th Street

Manhattan, NYC


foci + loci has been awarded a NYSCA grant for 2013 to develop a full scale game art performance installation



I/O monthly chip music showcase

Performances by Corset Lore, CHILLBRAVE, Hedonism Bit and visuals by radionarcotix

December 7, 7pm, $7

Vaudeville Park

26 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn



November 27, 7pm ($5 donation requested)

16 Beaver Street, NYC



foci + loci  – Performance Machines in Game Space (pre-show workshop)

Chip Music performances – Danimal Cannon, Trey Frey and Oven Rake

September 22, 7pm, $7


531 N. 12 Street, Philadelphia


Meeting of Capitalists Inc. to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of John Milton Cage, Jr.

hosted by rahrahree! (Kurt Gottschalk and Tamara Yadao): With “Lecture on Nothing” and “Theatre Piece”

*Please bring 100 records to break during the session

Sept 2, 6pm

Downtown Music Gallery

13 Monroe St., NYC


foci + loci  – Performance Machines in Game Space

Babycastles Summit  8/24 -8/26

August 25, 4-6pm (foci + loci)

$35/$20 students and seniors (for the weekend)

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Circle, NYC


International sTRANGE mUSIC day Performance Soiree

rahrahree! (Kurt Gottschalk vs. Tamara Yadao)

Friday August 24

8-11pm, $10


121 Ludlow Street, NYC


HOPE Number Nine  7/13 – 7/15

Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC

7/13 (6pm), 7/15 (1pm)Interactive Cage Radio Installation:  Tamara Yadao, Nicole Carroll and Josh Kopstein

7/15 (1pm) Hacking Mindsets talk on hacking and conceptual art:  Tamara Yadao, Josh Kopstein and Nicole Carroll

7/15 (10pm) The Ghost Dance Movement chip music performances:

Corset Lore (Tamara Yadao), SylCMYK, minusbaby and Paza Rahm


Bin/Aural Visual

foci + loci (Chris Burke and Tamara Yadao) | Jeff Donaldson | N_DREW

Vaudeville Park
June 1 2012


Cage Transmitted:
12 evenings celebrating + playing John Cage

Evening 3,  Part 1:  Tamara Yadao with Nicole Carroll (n0izmkr) and Zen Albatross

Joining the worldwide celebration of the centennial of John Cage, Norte Maar collaborates with E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) to present Cage Transmitted: 12 evenings of performance.

Friday March 16

630pm – 800pm

Cage Transmitted Performance and Closing Reception for “What I Know”

New York Center for Art and Media Studies @ Bethel University

curated by Jason Andrew

44 W. 28th Street, 7th floor

New York, NY


Word Up performances:  rahrahree! (Tamara Yadao and Kurt Gottschalk) and Baker/Epps/Ilgenfritz/Glass

Sunday, January 29


Word Up:  Community Bookshop – Libreria Communitaria

4157 Broadway @ 176th St.

New York, NY


Atopic Festival 2011:  foci + loci screening (Tamara Yadao and Chris Burke)

November 14, 15, 17

3bis Rue Papin

La Gaîté Lyrique

Paris, France

curated by:  Mathilde Mallen and Margherita Balzerani


Catalog Release for Peter Fox at Front Room Gallery

Performances:   tū  (Tamara Yadao and Jeremy Slater), Zilmrah and Richard Kamerman

November 11, Friday


Front Room Gallery

147 Roebling Street

Brooklyn, NY


“de Pnema de Pnuema” – Tamara Yadao, Edwin Torres, Martin Bakero

November 3, Thursday

Doors: 8:30pm, Performances: 9-11pm

Grace Exhibition Space

840 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Brooklyn, NY


Mode Records Concert Series:

foci + loci (Tamara Yadao and Chris Burke) and Tim Hodgkinson set

September 29, Thursday

10pm, $10

The Stone, NYC

curated by Brian Brandt


Noise Carousel – Group Exhibition

June 18 – December 23, 2011
Reception 6-8pm Saturday, June 18

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden – Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Staten Island, NY

curated by Patrick Grenier