bio

Interdisciplinary artist and composer, Tamara Yadao, works with gaming technology, conceptual methods of sound and music-making, movement, transmission, 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 in Montreal. 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 solo 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, MAGfest 2017 main stage, the Ontological Theater, Secret Project Robot Gallery, the Stone, and Vector Festival. She also writes music on a Game Boy DMG under the moniker Corset LoreCorset Lore’s second album, Graces and Furies, was released by iconic chip music label 8bitpeoples in November 2016.