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

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30th November 2011

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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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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

3rd January 2011


analog duet #2

tonight’s analog duet features the jealous heart synth + electo-harmonix memory man deluxe delay pedal. jealous heart is a new arrival from flower electronics; the memory man i acquired years ago in upstate new york (maybe at parkway music, which has moved, and is moving again, “between the Appliance Giant and the Rusty Nail”). the smiley-face stickers on the memory man are leftover from the time it spent with the sound artist nancy tobin in the st-henri neighborhood of montreal. (an excerpt of one of nancy’s projects, “delay toys,” is on the new LMJ cd on improvisation + technology.) i could move the stickers, but i like the material reminder of nancy’s work, and have set a rule when working with the pedal to always “start at the smileys.” together, and without much prompting, the jealous heart + memory man spit out a stream of delightful sounds reminiscent of the spacey bloops on louis & bebe barron’s 1956 soundtrack to forbidden planet, and not unlike these recently-released data sonifications of subatomic particles… here’s bebe barron interviewed in the ohm documentary, explaining how their circuits were inspired by cybernetics, and seemingly had lifespans and emotions of their own.

Tagged: jealous heartflower electronicselectro-harmonixmemory manparkway musicupstate new yorkmontrealdelayimprovisationstickersforbidden planetlouis and bebe barronsonificationnancy tobin