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 research the cultural history of sound and audio technologies. I am interested in how people use audio technologies creatively to express identities and form communities, and in how sounds and electronic musical instruments carry ideas about bodies and social differences.

Musicanalog tara performing

  • I’m currently making techno and ambient music, using an analog MIDI setup to record and Ableton Live to perform
  • I also make electroacoustic music, often with piano as a main element; see my recent collaborations with the dance artist Sharon Mansur & others for INSERT [     ] HERE
  • I’ve worked a lot with SuperCollider, composing generative music inspired by ecosystem dynamics and aesthetic relationships of synthesized sounds and the natural world

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ResearchPink Noises cover

I’ve done two main research projects in the last ~20 years; many publications are freely available:

  • Synthesizing Sound, a doctoral dissertation and series of related articles on the cultural history of synthesized sound from the late-19th century to the present
  • Pink Noises, a website and book exploring gender in electronic music cultures and documenting work by women who are DJs, sound artists, and electronic music producers

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News & Events

  • Analog Tara performance | Queering Sound Festival| Rhizome DC | Jun 3-4
  • Lecture & performance | UVA Music Department | Charlottesville | Apr 21
  • Digital Media Center’s events spotlight trends in electronic music | JHU Hub | Mar 3
  • Mujeres en la música electrónica | | Mar 3
  • How Ableton Pushes Women Forward In Music Tech | Electronic Beats | Dec 8 ’16
  • Interview with Analog Tara | Good Tea Leaf | Nov 18 ’16
  • Ableton Loop: A Summit for Music Makers | Crack Magazine | Nov 18 ’16
  • 5 Ableton Loop Events You Absolutely Can’t Miss | Landr Blog | Nov 5 ’16
  • How do Cubans Make Electronic Music Without Reliable Internet? | Thump | Jul 26 ’16
  • Politics on the Dance Floor: Reclaiming Queer and Black Roots in Electronic Dance Music | Yes! | Apr 14 ’16

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

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