We are Tara Transitory and Nguyễn Baly, we started Queer Ear Mastering from the necessity to create a safer space for FLINTA* (female, lesbian, inter, non-binary, trans, agender) and queer artists to get their music mastered, though we are not exclusive and everyone is welcome.
Our expertise covers a wide variety of styles from eclectic pop to soul to traditional to experimental to electronic to electroacoustic and most other things in between this wide spectrum. Genres aside, what is essential in our practice is to assist artists in materializing their sonic imaginations.
We have been finalizing sound for Vinyl, CD, Digital Release, Performance, Installation and Film since 2007 before opening up our services to the public in 2019. In addition to mastering, we also provide dramaturgical consultation for music for installation, stage and film as well as technical services such as reel-to-reel/cassette to digital transfers and vinyl test pressings.
Tara Transitory graduated with a diploma in Film, Sound and Video in 2001 and worked as a sound designer and audio post-production engineer in television and film in Singapore until 2007 before moving to the Netherlands where she graduated with a Masters in Media Design from the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam) in 2009. Concurrent to this, Tara Transitory has been working as an artist and a musician since 2004 (initially under the moniker One Man Nation), producing sound works that crosses the definitions of performance, music and contemporary art. In 2020 she was the DAAD Artist-In-Residence in Berlin and has previously presented her work at Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), CTM (Berlin), donaufestival (Krems), Gaite Lyrique (Paris), Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting (Yokohama), Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei) and Wiener Festwochen (Vienna) amongst many others.
Nguyễn Baly graduated from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies (Giessen) with a specialisation in Sound and Composition for Stage and Performance. Since 2010 Baly has been working at the intersection of sound and performing arts as a composer and sound designer as well as providing dramaturgical advise for sound and music in the field of theatre and dance. Concurrently, Baly is constantly developing her own projects which attempt to approach performance and experimental music from a postcolonial perspective.
Looking forward to hearing from you and hearing your work!