Shugo Tokumaru

Shugo Tokumaru

Tara Jane O'neil

Tara Jane ONeil is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and visual artist. She creates melodic and experimental music under her own name and in collaboration with her brilliant friends. Her recordings and live performances range from solo songing to noise improvisations. TJO has composed and performed music and sound for films, theater and dance performances, and written large and small ensemble experimental architectures.

As a solo artist, TJO has released 7 full lenth albums internationally. She founded the Ecstatic Tambourine Orchestra and has played with the likes of Papa M, Mount Eerie, Ida, Mirah, Michael Hurley, Lori Goldston, Jackie-O Motherfucker, and the King Cobra. In the last century TJO was a member of art-punk band Rodan, the chamber music jam band The Sonora Pine and many others. She has made experimental scores to films by Makino Takashi, Vanessa Renwick , Linas Phillips and Theo Angell. Collaborating with Rachel Carns and Anna Joy Springer, she produced the music for Springer's fabulist novel, the Vicious Red Relic, Love (jaded Ibis Press). She scored the experimental theater piece, at the Vanishin Point, by Naomi Iizuka for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. In addition to art galleries, DIY spaces and rock clubs around the US, Japan and Europe, TJO has performed at All Tomorrow's Parties (invited by the Dirty Three), Primavera Sound, REDCAT, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Andy Warhol Museum, High Desert Test Sites, and the TBA festival in Portland, Or. In 2011 she released an album of improvisational collage with Japanese vocalist, Nikaido Kazumi.



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