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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 wera.fm.

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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Music Now Colloquium at Brown University

Music Now and Spirit Sounds colloquium posters at Brown University in 2019.

Monday, September 30, 2019, 12-1:00pm, Orwig Music Building.

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers and music scholars. These talks are free and open to the public.

Music Now with Tara Rodgers – Playing Like You Have Lived Before: Embodying History in Electronic Music Production.

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Analog Tara on MailTape

Analog Tara on MailTape with illustration by Anthony Dujardin

MailTape releases a playlist every Sunday morning, co-curated with a guest.

On January 13, 2019, Analog Tara joins MailTape for a set that also includes Sarah Vaughan, Moodymann, Jeff Mills, Dawn of MIDI, Jlin, Moor Mother/King Britt.

Listen to the Analog Tara playlist on MailTape.

Illustration by Anthony Dujardin.

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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.

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Review of Keychange: Amplify Symposium at MUTEK

Tara Rodgers keynote at Keychange Amplify symposium, MUTEK Montreal, 2018
Photo by Bruno Destombes

In the Warsaw-based Glissando magazine, Marta Beszterda writes:

“One of the conference’s great assets was that multiple stakeholders were called to participate in an effort to answer the big questions about diversifying the music industry. Participants included festival curators, artists, decision makers and institutions, as well as researchers and scholars (Marie Thompson’s presentation on the sonic cyberfeminism and Analog Tara’s presentation on the feminist movement in electronic culture were definitely some of the symposium’s highlights). …

What particularly stood out for me with regard to the need for diversity and intersectionality in electronic music industry, was Analog Tara’s keynote presentation … where she explained that acting for gender diversity in electronic music is inherently intertwined with the issues of personal and social identity, wider cultural experience as well as racial and economic justice. As she said: (…) ‘creative expression is an embodiment of freedom. And more often, creative expression embodies many different dreams or yearnings that move in the direction of freedom. And we need as many different dreams of freedom as we can get.'”

Read the full Keychange: Amplify symposium review at Glissando.

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Aura Satz’s She Recalibrates at Fridman Gallery

Aura Satz, She Recalibrates (Tara Rodgers), 2018

She Recalibrates (2018) is a series of drawings by the London-based artist Aura Satz. The series features the hands of women who contributed to the development of electronic music, including Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, Eliane Radigue, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Maryanne Amacher, Wendy Carlos, Tara Rodgers (above) and more.

Aura Satz​’s Listen, Recalibrate solo exhibition runs at Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, NYC, November 7–December 14, 2018.

Learn more and download the exhibition catalog at the Fridman website.

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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.

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Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Analog Tara SAIC colloquium flyer

Tara Rodgers visits the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for the Sound Department Colloquium series on April 18, 2018.

Learn more about SAIC visiting artists and scholars.

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Music for CANE

CANE 2013 performance

“Inspired by Jean Toomer’s experimental 1923 text of the Harlem Renaissance, CANE explores memories of African American sharecropping held by a technologically-devised canefield.” Friday, February 16, 2018, 7 p.m., Rubenstein Arts Center, Duke University.

Performed by Tanya Wideman, Thaddeus Davis, Kalin Morrow, Amber Mayberry. Conceived by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Visual Design and Programming by Eto Otitigbe, Music by Tara Rodgers, Sound Programming by Jamie Keesecher, Additional Programming and Sound Discoveries by Jung-Eun Kim and Peter Whincop. Lighting by Jesse Belsky, Costumes by Marissa Erickson. Production Dramaturg: Jules Odendahl-James, Production Management Shireen Dickson.

Read more and watch videos of CANE on the Slippage website.