audio journal + studio notes from composer + pink noises author tara rodgers aka analog tara

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22nd July 2013

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new mix of a 2012 techno track.

Tagged: hs60vermonaDave Smith Instrumentstetr4technoelectroelectronic musicanaloganalog taramfb

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28th May 2013

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a quickly-made house groove on the fun & versatile octatrack. 

*good headphones/speakers necessary for bass. 

Tagged: elektronoctatrackanalog tarajomoxMFBhs60wnbagear demo

26th July 2012

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analog tara: demo of DSI m*ph* synth + darkglass electronics b3k overdrive pedal

Tagged: analog taramophodave smith instrumentsdarkglassb3kelectronic musicelectronoise

25th July 2012

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sound of one hand clapping: with the Boss HC-2, EH Memory Man Deluxe, and Fostex 6301b. the HC-2 = “a single-function hand clap synthesizer" for "a wide range of hand-clapping effects" :-) 

Tagged: analog tarahandclapBoss HC-2memory manfostexnoisedrum machine

24th December 2011

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made a sonic christmas tree with SuperCollider sounds, iPod shuffles, and AYL portable mini speakers (as ornaments). happy holidays!

Tagged: SuperColliderAYLchristmasanalog tara

30th November 2011

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ANOTHER NOISE JAM 
on the kitchen table

ANOTHER NOISE JAM

on the kitchen table

Tagged: analog tarajealous heartFlower Electronicsgrendeldrone commandernoisesynthkitchen table

30th November 2011

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ANOTHER NOISE JAM

on the kitchen table

with drone commander & jealous heart analog synths, plus memory man deluxe.

getting ready for a short improv set at carly ptak’s record release at two boots pizza in baltimore, saturday nite.

Tagged: Flower Electronicsanaloganalog tarabaltimorecarly ptakdelaydrone commandergrendelimprovisationjealous heartkitchen tablememory mannoisepizza

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26th November 2011

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NOISE JAM on the kitchen table

NOISE JAM on the kitchen table

Tagged: analog taralittle boy bluejealous heartflower electronicsnoisekitchen table

26th November 2011

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post-holiday kitchen-table rockout mind-clearing NOISE JAM.

with flower electronics little boy blue & jealous heart analog synths.

for instant pop/noise mashup, stream together with:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8-4tjPxD8

Tagged: analog taranoiseFlower Electronicsanalogsynthesizerstevie nicksjealous heartlittle boy blueedge of seventeenkitchen tablejamrock out

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29th October 2011

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audio postcard from snowy night in october.

audio postcard from snowy night in october.

Tagged: analog taraimprovisationpianosnow

29th October 2011

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audio postcard from snowy night in october: was playing ‘blue in green' on the piano & after awhile it turned into this groove. decided to record it to capture the left hand pattern, which i will inevitably forget. family dog barked right on cue (which reminded me of one of george booth’s cartoons). combined piano recording with a sample of white noise from the jealous heart synthesizer (for an off-kilter hi-hat) & ran both through some digital effects. blue in noise…

Tagged: bill evansdoggeorge boothhome recordingjealous heartpianosnowanalog taraimprovisation

23rd September 2011

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this week in the sound course i’m teaching, we’re reading articles on mobile listening by michael bull and jean-paul thibaud. thibaud develops the concept of “sonic door”: “The door of the house may also function as a sonic door. On one hand, the door serves as a transition between two places of distinct status; on the other hand, as an intermediary between two kinds of listening experience” (2003, 332). these two modes of listening experiences have to do with social and architectural contours of indoor spaces versus comparatively expansive outdoor environments. here are two 45-second excerpts of recordings i made in august of nighttime insects. both record the transition as i walk through doors from inside to outside. the first is in a wooded area of upstate NY; i walk through two doors (front and porch) before arriving outside. the second is near DC. among the sonic details i enjoy are little bursts of wind when i open each door (in the first example), and children inside contrasted with cicadas outside (in the second). technical note: there is a lot of handling noise; admittedly, i didn’t plan to keep these transitional segments.

Tagged: DCcicadascricketsfield recordinginsect soundsjean-paul thibaudmichael bullmobile listeningupstate new yorkanalog tara

11th September 2011

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i passed by this patch of green, with yellow flowers and red berries, in my neighborhood last sunday morning. it was buzzing with these sounds of crickets or cicadas. (i’m never sure who is sounding what, but here is a guide.) i had just watched this documentary on evelyn glennie, also featuring fred frith, and was thinking about something she said: that for everything we see, we associate a particular sound and imagine that sound even when we cannot hear it. in looking at this buzzing field, i wondered if that hypothesis tests out. in a sense, it does; here, one expects a field to buzz with insects in a particular way this time of year. yet, when i strained to see the sounding insects, or any movements associated with them, i couldn’t see them at all. this made me wonder whether r. murray schafer’s concept of schizophonia could be twisted to apply here—where sounds seem separated from their source not as an effect of human technological intervention, but as a strategy of communicating insects whose bodies remain concealed. schizophonia as an effect of insects’ technological interventions, if one considers their appendages as musical tools… glennie insightfully suggests that “the opposite of sound” is not silence but, rather, something akin to stillness or death. this helps to explain the aberrational effect of hearing the lively insects and sensing their rapid movements, but seeing a relatively still field of green. 

i passed by this patch of green, with yellow flowers and red berries, in my neighborhood last sunday morning. it was buzzing with these sounds of crickets or cicadas. (i’m never sure who is sounding what, but here is a guide.) i had just watched this documentary on evelyn glennie, also featuring fred frith, and was thinking about something she said: that for everything we see, we associate a particular sound and imagine that sound even when we cannot hear it. in looking at this buzzing field, i wondered if that hypothesis tests out. in a sense, it does; here, one expects a field to buzz with insects in a particular way this time of year. yet, when i strained to see the sounding insects, or any movements associated with them, i couldn’t see them at all. this made me wonder whether r. murray schafer’s concept of schizophonia could be twisted to apply here—where sounds seem separated from their source not as an effect of human technological intervention, but as a strategy of communicating insects whose bodies remain concealed. schizophonia as an effect of insects’ technological interventions, if one considers their appendages as musical tools… glennie insightfully suggests that “the opposite of sound” is not silence but, rather, something akin to stillness or death. this helps to explain the aberrational effect of hearing the lively insects and sensing their rapid movements, but seeing a relatively still field of green. 

Tagged: analog tarafield recordingcricketscicadasinsect soundsevelyn glenniefred frithr. murray schafer

11th September 2011

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insects buzzing in a nearby field, last sunday

Tagged: analog taracricketscicadasinsect soundsfield recording

30th June 2011

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excerpts from analog tara back catalogue now on the cloud

Tagged: analog taradeep houseminimal technofunkelectronic musicjazzsoundcloud

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