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Analog Tara Studio 96 Radio Set

Promo graphic for Studio 96 with Analog Tara, hosted by Nocturnal Wax

Studio 96: your Friday night fix of the best underground dance and electronica from the DMV and beyond! 8 p.m. on WERA 96.7FM and streaming from

Analog Tara joins host Nocturnal Wax for the second half of the hour to play a set of brand new material on the Jomox XBase drum machine with analog distortion and delay, plus some tracks from her back catalogue.

Listen to the November 8 Studio 96 show on Mixcloud.

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Eight Artists Defining Washington, D.C.’s Experimental Scene (Bandcamp)

Illustration of artists in DC experimental scene

Jonathan Williger writes that DC has “a thriving underground community of musicians exploring adventurous, left-field, and avant-garde forms of electronic music, jazz, rap, and punk… There is a refreshing lack of barriers between these worlds, and a spirit of collaboration that exists across genres.”

“Rodgers’ approach varies widely from release to release, performance to performance, spanning electro-acoustic drift, atmospheric techno, and sublime layers of droning synth… These days, she’s working on a new techno release and workshoping new ambient compositions around DC.”

Read Bandcamp Daily’s piece on eight artists defining DC’s experimental music scene.

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2019 Wammie Awards Finalist

Analog Tara - 2019 Wammie Award Nominee

Analog Tara / Fundamentals is a finalist for Best Electronic/Techno Artist at the 2019 Wammie Awards. Wammie Weekend at the Lincoln Theatre is March 30-31, 2019.

Thank you to The MusicianShip and the Washington, DC music community for your support!

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Propulsion makes FACT’s best house and techno of 2018

Fact Best of 2018 House and Techno

“In the four years I’ve been compiling FACT’s best house and techno tracks, I can’t recall a 12-month period that’s been so full of innovative, diverse and – most importantly – fun music as we had in 2018.”

Analog Tara / Propulsion (1432 R) makes FACT’s year-end list for the best of underground house and techno.

Listen to FACT’s Deep Inside: The Best House and Techno of 2018.

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Analog Tara, Geo Rip, Majeure at Black Cat DC

Analog Tara, Geo Rip, Majeure at Black Cat, Washington, DC, November 29, 8 p.m.

Majeure is the alter ego of A.E. Paterra, multi-tasking extraordinaire and one-half of progressive synt-rock duos Zombi, and Contact.

Geo Rip is John Jones (Dope Body, Nerftoss) with Aaron Leitko and Mike Petillo (Protect-U).

Tara Rodgers (Analog Tara) is a multi-instrumentalist composer and historian of electronic music.


New release on VF Industrial: sketches with piano + analog noise

Cover of sketches with piano + analog noise by Tara Rodgers

From Ithaca, NY-based label VF Industrial: “a pretty amazing album by the one and only Analog Tara Rodgers for your listening pleasure… quite possibly one of my favorite discs of the year.”

A 20-minute album of ambient, algorithmic soundscapes combining piano performance with recordings of vintage modular synthesizers.

Read more and listen to sketches with piano + analog noise.

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Insert [Coda] Here at Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival

Insert [coda] Here video still with Sharon Mansur

INSERT [coda] HERE (2015) with Sharon Mansur (performance), Tara Rodgers (music), and Brian Harris (photography, edit) plays at the Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival, 5th Avenue Cinemas, Portland, August 17-18, 2018.

Read more about INSERT [coda] HERE and watch the video.

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Analog Tara keynote and performance at MUTEK Montreal

Analog Tara performing at Sonic Circuits DC, 2016.

“A composer and thinker who explores sound and sonic meanings from multiple angles, Analog Tara builds her tracks on analog sources and recorded loops, layering improvised sounds and melodic lines into an intricate and inquisitive design…

The author of numerous essays on music, technology and culture as well as the groundbreaking 2010 book Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound… she’ll present a keynote talk at MUTEK’s Symposium this year.”

Keynote: Monument-National, August 22, 2018, 14:00-14:45
Performance: Expérience 4, Place des Arts, August 25, 2018, 16:55 – 17:40

More information on Analog Tara at the MUTEK website.

Music Press

Analog Tara – Propulsion (Resident Advisor)

Propulsion by Analog Tara at Resident Advisor

“Academic, musician, writer and activist Tara Rodgers revisits her Analog Tara alias for rising D.C. label 1432 R. Like fellow multidisciplinary artist Terre Thaemlitz, Rodgers’ dance floor material is warm and immersive. Body music from a heady source.”

Preview the Analog Tara track “Propulsion” from the Fundamentals EP on Resident Advisor.

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Analog Tara – Strawberry Moon Mix for Extended Family DC

Listen to Analog Tara’s 30-minute Strawberry Moon mix of all original material for Extended Family DC on Soundcloud.