Tara Jane ONeil is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, 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 albums internationally. She was a founding member of Rodan and several other bands, and has collaborated on recordings and stages with musical artists such as the groups Ida, Mirah, Jackie O MF, Lucky Dragons, Mount Eerie, LIttle Wings, Papa M, Come, and Michael Hurley, Catherine Irwin, Marisa Anderson, Amy Ray, Nikaido Kazumi, Ben Vida and many more. In addition to rock clubs, galleries and DIY spaces all around north America, Europe, and Japan, she has performed at All Tomorrow’s Parties, the Centre de Pompidou, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Musuem, TBA festival, High Desert Test Sites and many many others. She has shown her visual art in galleries all over the northern hemisphere and had three monographs of her visual art published. Her new self-titled album will be released by Gnomonsong records in April 2017.
**TJO is currently completing a collection of instrumental works selected from various dance performances, film and installation projects.
**TJO is involved in an ongoing collaboration with the dancer/choreographer, Jmy James KIdd and the Sunland Dancers..
HERE is a list of music TJO been a part of.
“Her new album features 11 songs, and there’s not a dud in the bunch.”
“Sometimes people just get tired of coming up with titles that don’t mean all that much anyway.”
” O’Neil went on to make some of the most important and interesting alternative music of the last 30 years…”
“Anyone who is able to make music that functions as both poem and song possesses something that warrants a special sort of regard. Eclectic multi-instrumentalist Tara Jane O’Neil has been doing just that since ’92…”
“Ever since she began putting her name on the front of her albums, Tara Jane O’Neil has perfected the art of writing songs that perfectly encapsulate both the comfort of misery and the misery of comfort. … ”
“wow the new Tara Jane O’Neill album is kind of a masterpiece”
-John Darnielle twitter
mariella luz at K (a ways away) – mariella(at)krecs(dot)com
ed roche at touch and go (quarterstick releases) – edroche(dot)chicago(at)gmail(dot)com