Welcome to the web home of Tara Rodgers / Analog Tara. I am a multi-instrumentalist composer and historian. I’m originally from upstate New York and now based in the Washington, DC area.
My music spans jazz piano performance, techno and electronic dance music production, electroacoustic composition, and computer music made with SuperCollider. Since founding the Pink Noises project in 2000, which advocates for gender justice in audio cultures, I’ve been a dedicated public educator doing lectures and workshops at music festivals and other forums. I have also held university faculty appointments and published research on the history of sound and music technologies.
I welcome commissions for electronic music and sound art, including remixes, performances, installations, and music for dance or film, and invitations for speaking engagements. Contact me using this form.
Analog Tara – Fundamentals EP
“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
“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
“Excellent electronic music from Analog Tara on her Synthetic Fields EP… extremely accessible and a very satisfying listen. Contains everything from pleasing harmonic drone to melodic pop-tune material, all delivered with intelligence, charm, and great clarity of intent. Analog Tara exhibits great restraint in her choice of sounds and a real economy in their arrangement and delivery. Lovely item all round.” — The Sound Projector
Sketches with Piano + Analog Noise
“Rodgers’ approach varies widely from release to release, performance to performance, spanning electroacoustic drift, atmospheric techno, and sublime layers of droning synth. sketches features sinuous, jazz-inflected improvisations on grand piano, augmented with layers of buzzing, skittering analog electronics.” — Bandcamp Daily
Tara Rodgers – Pink Noises
“A modern mainstay of feminist electronic music discourse.” — NPR Music
“[Pink Noises] was and is an absolutely singular undertaking which has staked a claim to changing the ways in which we think about electronic music.” — Cycling ’74
“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
“[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