now that you know yourself, your life will be exactly the way you envisioned it would be. You found it in a pocket of time hidden away in your palm, like the smell of morning, lingering in your senses. You struggle to even imagine a fate any different.
Marisa Tornello presents a soundscape of identity in a journey through trauma and healing in the queer and trans community. now that you know yourself focuses on the nature of identity and the inner dialogue. Weaving in and out of improvisation, the performer drowns in depersonalization, an ever-evolving experience of unreality, detachment, and being an outside observer with one’s own being. This multi-media performance explores these themes through projection, green screen bodypainting, movement, and chaos in sound.
Marisa Tornello, voice/electronics
Yoshi Weinberg, flute
Marisa Tornello (she/they) is a composer, vocalist, performance artist, and songwriter centering their practice around themes of mental health, and creating works that promote community action and elevate voices in a stigmatized society. Marisa’s practice extends into musical interface design, video art, poetry, theater, movement, and conceptual art. In 2015, Marisa composed, choreographed, and directed Keeping Perfect Time, a musical highlighting the relationship between dementia, music therapy, and caregiving. In 2018, Marisa performed a durational piece focusing on the complex themes of depression in blank, premiered during Ladyfest at the Tank, incorporating body painting as an ever-evolving sculptural exploration. Marisa has performed with Pioneers Go East Collective and Yoshiko Chuma & The School of Hard Knocks. Her works have been shown at the Tank, Jack, La MaMa ETC, Vital Joint, Invisible Dog Arts Center, and Judson Church, and have been featured in the Exponential Festival. In 2020, Marisa started a multi-media series called “time and other waves”, pieces composed in a time of crisis in loss, identity, chaos, and simplicity. Marisa is from and based in NYC, and is currently pursuing her MM in Performance-Composition at the New School.
Yoshi Weinberg (they/them) is a New York City based flutist, harpist, and composer. Lauded for their “sublime tone” and “creative interpretation and technical virtuosity” (I Care If You Listen), Yoshi is a dedicated performer of contemporary and experimental works. Yoshi has performed as a soloist across North American and Europe including the Fitzgerald Theater (St. Paul, MN), the Ordway Center (St. Paul, MN), Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), Mahaiwe Theater (Great Barrington, MA). Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis, MN), Gesellschaftshaus (Magdeburg, Germany), Fondation des États-Unis (Paris, France), Conservatoire Darius Milhaud (Aix-en-Provence, France), Duomo di Pavia (Pavia, Italy), Palau de la Musica (Valencia, Spain), among many others. They currently are Co-Artistic Director of InfraSound, and is founding member and flutist for Apply Triangle, InfraSound, and KnoxTrio. Additionally, Yoshi served as Artistic Director of the Minnesota new music ensemble RenegadeEnsemble for the 2017-2018 season. As a performer-composer, Yoshi’s compositions have been described as “a stunning compositional display of polyphony and texture” (ICIYL) and their works have been premiered by InfraSound, e(L)ement duo, the dream songs project, and RenegadeEnsemble, and have been featured on Minnesota Public Radio and at the American Harp Society Summer Institute. Yoshi received their MM in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music, and their BM in Performance from Saint Olaf College.