Tara Rodgers

Dr. Tara Rodgers (Analog Tara) is a multi­-instrumentalist, composer and historian of electronic music and sound, originally from upstate New York and now based in the Washington, DC area.

She is the founder of www.pinknoises.com, one of the first websites to document and connect women making electronic music (nominated for a Webby Award in 2003); editor of a related collection of interviews, Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (Duke University Press, 2010); and author of numerous essays on music, technology, and culture, including several on the history of synthesized sound.

Her music, from analog hardware­-driven techno to generative sound installations made with SuperCollider, has been presented around the U.S. and internationally. She has taught in various community settings and held faculty positions at Dartmouth College, the University of Maryland, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston). She currently serves on the editorial board of Leonardo Music Journal.