Tara Rodgers Colloquium
The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents a colloquium by Tara Rodgers on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 3:30pm in 107 Old Cabell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
How do histories of electronic music and sound inform creative and technical approaches to music-making in the present? Using examples from the history of electronic and synthesized sound, this presentation will review critical approaches to the study of electronic music history and discuss the politics of archives and historical narratives.
Tara Rodgers (Analog Tara) is a multi-instrumentalist composer and historian of electronic music and sound. She has an MFA in Electronic Music & Recording Media (Mills College) and a PhD in Communication Studies (McGill University). She is the author of Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (Duke University Press, 2010) and numerous essays on music, technology, and culture; she also serves on the editorial board of Leonardo MusicJournal. Her music, from analog techno to generative sound installations made with SuperCollider, has been presented around the U.S. and internationally. Recent events include Loop (Berlin), Sonic Circuits (DC), and keynotes for Sound:Gender:Feminism:Activism (London), opensignal (Providence), and CTM (Berlin). www.analogtara.net
Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda (map). Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.
All programs are subject to change.