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Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection at Fales Library

Magazines and media from the Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection
Selections from the Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection at Fales Library.

The Tara Rodgers Pink Noises archive is now available at Fales Library & Special Collections at NYU in the Riot Grrrl Collection, which documents the evolution of the Riot Grrrl movement. The Riot Grrrl Collection focuses on personal archives of those involved in the creation of Riot Grrrl zines, music, and activism. It also includes collections from Kathleen Hanna, Joanna Fateman, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Tammy Rae Carland, Becca Albee, and more. In the introduction to the Pink Noises book, Rodgers cites the legacy of the Riot Grrrl movement as one of several motivating factors for starting the Pinknoises.com website in 2000.

From Fales Library’s description: “The Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection, dated 1976-2015, consists of materials created, produced, and collected by Tara Rodgers documenting her involvement in academia, critical theory, and the music industry. The collection includes correspondence, audio recordings under the name Analog Tara, audio recordings by female electronic and experimental musicians, and publications concerning feminist interests both inside and outside the music industry, including Bust, Bitch, Groove, and XLR8R and a collection of comic books featuring female superheroes (Wonder Woman, She-Hulk, Super Girl, Spider Woman). The collection also includes original writings by Rodgers, including magazine articles and academic publications, as well as other materials documenting her academic activities, such as syllabi, event programs, and program notes from educational institutions she has taught at or worked for.”

Browse the Tara Rodgers Pink Noises Riot Grrrl Collection finding aid at Fales Library.

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Pink Noises On NOIZE Brazil’s List of 10 Essential Books

“Esse livro mudou o meu jeito de pensar sobre várias coisas…”

NOIZE magazine in Brazil features Pink Noises on its list of essential books on music that have influenced journalists, curators, and other cultural producers.

Find the full article at: 10 livros essenciais para quem ama música.

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Pink Noises Book Review from Cycling ’74

Pink Noises book cover

From the blog of creative software company Cycling ’74:

“20 years ago, Tara Rodgers created the website Pinknoises.com, devoted to promoting the work of women in electronic music – interviews, information, and resources. It was and is an absolutely singular undertaking which has staked a claim to changing the ways in which we think about electronic music. …

10 years ago, Tara published Pink Noises. Its content is simple to describe yet rich in content: a set of two dozen interviews with women of widely varying ages and backgrounds working in every corner of electronic music practice… [C]reating a shared and imagined future benefits greatly from the welcoming community snapshot that Pink Noises provides… In addition to being an enjoyable read and a great resource, this book is also an agent of change.”

Read the full review from Cycling ’74.

The Pink Noises book is available from Duke University Press.

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Conversation with Laurie Spiegel & Seth Cluett at ISSUE

Graphic image of Laurie Spiegel

Thursday, September 10, 2020 ISSUE streams a 360 degree video presentation of electronic music pioneer Laurie Spiegel’s piece A Harmonic Algorithm 2011 coordinated in collaboration with composer and artist Seth Cluett. A work first created through a computer algorithm coded by Spiegel, the piece is spatialized at ISSUE’s 22 Boerum theater by Cluett, Artist-in-Residence at NOKIA Bell Labs. Working in dialogue with Spiegel on the multi-channel loudspeaker array at Bell Labs, Seth Cluett has created a new diffusion of the work that will take advantage of the unique acoustics of 22 Boerum Place.

The September 10 stream is followed by a conversation between Spiegel, Cluett, and multi-instrumentalist composer and historian Tara Rodgers discussing the collaborative process around A Harmonic Algorithm 2011 and in celebration of Spiegel’s 75th birthday.

More information via the ISSUE website.

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Analog Tara at Place des Arts Virtual Festival

Analog Tara at Place des Arts

Analog Tara performing at MUTEK (2018) appears among approximately 200 photos projected onto Theatre Maisonneuve in Montreal each night in Summer 2020, celebrating the spirit of past performances at the Place des Arts complex while no in-person events are taking place. More information and full photo gallery available via Place des Arts.

Pause estivale at Place des Arts in Summer 2020
Pause Estivale projection on Theatre Maisonneuve in Montreal in Summer 2020
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Synthetic Fields EP out on Zeromoon

New Analog Tara EP, Synthetic Fields, now out on DC’s Zeromoon label. Vibrant electronic atmospheres performed at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music, Northeastern University Music Department, Feminist Theory & Music/IAWM Conference at Berklee College, and Rhizome DC, 2017-19. Listen and buy on Bandcamp.

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Upper Limits Album Review in Women in Sound

Women in Sound reviews Analog Tara’s 20th anniversary reissue of the Upper Limits of Normal album in their 2020 Recommended Listening column: “The tracks have a feeling of open-endedness that keeps the record fresh and highly listenable. It ends up transcending time, because it seems to have been made just slightly outside of it…” Find the full review at Women in Sound.

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Analog Tara at Queering Sound

Online concert, Rhizome DC: Queering Sound 2020 – Dan Vera / Ja$$ie / Jan Swinburne / Analog Tara / BLK w/BEAR, Saturday, May 30, 2020, 7 pm. The 20th annual staging of performance, sound/digital arts, and spoken word focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, post-gender-identified, queer artisans, and supportive allies. Hear the archived performance below via YouTube.

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Beauty Pill EP with Analog Tara Remix

DC’s acclaimed band Beauty Pill releases “Please Advise” on Northern Spy Records. Designed by Grammy-winning artist Brian Grunert of White Bicycle Design, each physical format – CD, LP (shown here), and cassette – features unique artwork and 1 unique piece of music which is exclusive to that format. The vinyl features Analog Tara’s “Hologram” remix of “Pardon Our Dust.” Read a review on SPIN’s Best of 2020 and find the album on Bandcamp.

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Artist Talk at Brooklyn College Sonic Arts

Tara Rodgers virtual visit with Brooklyn College Sonic Arts Student Union, May 8, 2020.

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Pink Noises in Mixmag’s Must-Reads

Mixmag includes Pink Noises on its “23 Dance Music Books You Definitely Need to Read” – a reading list for times of social distancing. “The 24 interviews… cover a multidisciplinary range of expertise from DJs and producers to performance artists and instrument creators [and] are full of interesting detail about the evolution of electronic music and women’s integral role in it.” Read more at Mixmag.