Biography:Tara has performed and recorded with many great improvisers in the US and abroad, including Peter Kowald, Joelle Leandre, Gianni Gebbia, Saadet Turkoz, Marco Eneidi, Glenn Spearman, Eugene Chadbourne, Jack Wright, John Schott, Bert Turetzky, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Garth Powell, Douglas Ewart, Oluyeme Thomas, Matthew Goodheart, Jonathan Segel, Dominic Duval and Phillip Greenlief.
Her trio CD with bassist Reuben Radding and oboe/English hornist Carrie Shull was released last June to rave reviews. She has also recorded with John Schottís Ensemble Diglossia, and two CDís with the The American Jungle Orchestra, a creative improvising orchestra. Performances include the SF Alt Festival with the Emergency String Quartet, solo and duo performances at the CESTA Festival and Jeleny 9 in the Czech Republic, concerts with Eugene Chadbourne in NC, the Seattle Improv Festival with Thingsome Q, and NY performances and recordings with Daniel Carter, Jack Wright, Chris Hoffman, Adam Lane, and Reuben Radding.
Recent CD releases include the Rogue State Ensemble, a New York based string and quitar ensemble with multi reed/wind player Daniel Carter.
Recent performances of her compositions include the premiere of 2 new duo piano pieces in October 2005 at the Seattle Art Museum, and inclusion in the Interval series of music and video pairings at Seattle's Consolidated Works in February 2006.
Tara is currently based in the SF Bay Area in her native California.
Work-In-Progress:Tara's opera "Broken Jukebox: short opera about Grimes Poznikov", the street artist who was the Human Jukebox is being premiered in January 2008 at the College of Marin. Her duo for viola and cello premiered last March at the College of Marin.
Tara is also working on a doctoral dissertation at Columbia University about improvisation and teaching. Tara teaches music at the College of Marin, where she also curates a sporadic series of improv performances.
Address: Fairfax, CA
Phone: 415 302 9614
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