bio

Interdisciplinary artist and composer, Tamara Yadao, works with gaming/antiquated technology, conceptual methods of sound-making, movement, improvisation, spoken word and virtual instrument design. She has spoken about microsound, the “glitch” and failure in improvisation at Diapason Gallery and about Mashup culture, game sound and virtual instrument construction at Dartmouth College, the Different Games conference, MassArt, the New School, NYU MAGNET, the Museum of Arts and Design NYC, Spotify and Concordia University. Her investigations of sculptural sound-making have informed the construction of virtual instruments in her game art duo with Chris Burke called foci + loci; awarded a 2013 NYSCA grant to develop their full scale game art performance installation ‘Bal(l)ade’.  She is also the recipient of a 2014 commissioning grant by the Jerome Fund for New Music through the American Composers Forum.  Among others, her work has been exhibited/performed at Babycastles, the Brooklyn Museum, Brown University, Centre Pompidou, Downtown Music Gallery, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, the Hackers on Planet Earth conference, Joe’s Pub, the Kitchen, the Ontological Theater, Secret Project Robot Gallery, the Stone, and Zebulon. She also writes structured music on a Game Boy DMG under the moniker Corset Lore and co-curates the word/music/sound performance series, TXT FST with WFMU dj Kurt Gottschalk.  Corset Lore’s second album, Graces and Furies, was released by 8bitpeoples in November 2016.  Upcoming performances for 2017 include a main stage set at MAGfest 2017 and freq fest 6.0 organized by 8Bit LA.