A musical performance and lecture series presented by Sonosphere in collaboration with Crosstown Arts
Join us on Saturday, March 31 for a performance and artist talk by Tara Rodgers (Analog Tara), a multi-instrumentalist composer and historian of electronic music and sound who produces techno tracks using analog sound sources.
Crosstown Concourse Theater Stair
Noon | free and open to the public | light refreshments
Crosstown Arts East Atrium
Doors at 7:30 pm | show at 8 pm
$12 tickets (purchase on Eventbrite)
About Sound Observations:
In this four-part series highlighting new explorations in sound, musicians, composers, and scholars from across the country will showcase their unique talents through performances and lectures. Listen and experience sound as art through a variety of different approaches and mediums.
About the artist:
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 earned an MFA in Electronic Music & Recording Media at Mills College and a PhD in Communication Studies at McGill University. Her work has been presented at the Tate Modern (London), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), Eyebeam (NYC), on the Le Tigre Remix album, and in many other forums.
She is the author of numerous essays on music, technology, and culture, and of Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (Duke University Press, 2010), a collection of interviews that received the 2011 Pauline Alderman Book Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music.
She has taught at Dartmouth College, the University of Maryland, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has served on the editorial boards of Leonardo Music Journal and Women & Music.
Sonosphere is a Memphis-based podcast aimed at exploring sound in music and art movements through history and today. Past podcasts have featured ICEBERG New Music Collective, John Cage, Martin Heyne, and Memphis Concrete, among other artists and music events.