Analog Tara at the ARP2500

Welcome to the web home of Tara Rodgers (aka Analog Tara). I am a composer, writer, and educator, originally from upstate New York and now based in the Washington, DC area. I make music and study the cultural history of sound and audio technologies. I’m interested in sound as material and metaphor, and the relationships of individual elements to complex wholes in electronic sound and music. My music spans jazz piano performance, techno and ambient music production, and generative computer music composition in SuperCollider. My research has explored how people use audio technologies creatively to express identities and form communities, and how sounds and electronic musical instruments carry ideas about bodies and social differences.

Analog Tara Fundamentals EP coverAnalog Tara Fundamentals EP now out on 1432 R (DC)

“You don’t need to know much about techno for Fundamentals to register as something special… A beautifully austere, four-track exercise in quality control and rigorous decision… it is assertive work, bold in the precision and subtlety it takes to mix such signals with thrill and grace and restraint.” — NPR Music

“The most instantly satisfying thing about Fundamentals… is how balanced it feels. Top to bottom, this is well-crafted dance music — the kind that makes the floor feel sturdier beneath your feet while still allowing your head to get all-the-way loose.” — The Washington Post

“Sweet sweet jams… both powerful and soothing, darting effortlessly from pulsing grooves to ethereal spaces.” — Bandcloud

“Rodgers’ dance floor material is warm and immersive. Body music from a heady source.” — Resident Advisor

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Pink Noises book coverPink Noises (Duke University Press, 2010)

“One of the most fascinating writers on the topic of gender and electronic music history… Pink Noises is a must for any electronic musician.” — LANDR

“A modern mainstay of feminist electronic music discourse.” — NPR Music

“[Pink Noises] challenges us to listen differently, and more musically, to the electronic musics these women have made.” — International Alliance for Women in Music

“Feminist and queer musicology in the U.S. has [an] established presence… and Rodgers is one of its most interesting voices.” — The Wire

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News Highlights

NPR Music article on Analog Tara

Washington Post article on Analog Tara

Analog Tara MUTEK program

Analog Tara interview at Truants

Analog Tara Strawberry Moon mix

Analog Tara Resident Advisor preview

Pink Noises in Artforum

Routledge Media Studies and Digital Humanities cover

Article mentioning Pink Noises in Cuba

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Contact: analogtara {at} gmail {dot} com.

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