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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 also embrace and promote arts, technologies, and education as tools for critical consciousness and social change.


Recently published work includes essays on the cultural history of analog synthesis (Keywords in Sound, Duke UP, 2015), on women who were fans of the RCA synthesizer in the 1950s (Feminist Media Histories, Fall 2015), on sound, arts and politics in Leonardo Music Journal 25 (Winter 2015), and on sound waves and feminist philosophy (Engaging the World: Thinking After Irigaray, SUNY Press, 2016).

I’m also in the studio making techno, performing around DC/MD and gave a talk and workshop at Loop 2016 in Berlin. (Read a review & another roundup of Loop.) New Analog Tara mixtape, with excerpts and outtakes of tracks from 1998-2016, is now available on Bandcamp.

Also: INSERT [coda] HERE (2015), a collaboration with Sharon Mansur (performance) and Brian Harris (photography, edit), has been screening at dance & film festivals around the world.

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

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