Tara Pattenden is an experimental musician and instrument maker who has been performing experimental sound for over 20 years. Her wearable, fabric-based electronic instruments enable new expressive ways to play electronic sounds. The instruments create sound through movements and gestures such as stretching, and she uses this custom hardware to facilitate audience agency through inviting their participation in the performance during live sets.
With a background in computer and interactive art she is self taught in the field of electronics and makes and sells several electronic instruments including the Lerango Drone, Noisy Bstrd and the Grim Beeper. She performs solo as Phantom Chips as well as performing in Body Vice, the Fckn Bstrds and Goodiepal and Pals.