MoogFest 2010, the extraordinary three-day festival which celebrates the innovative spirit of sonic pioneer Robert Moog, during Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC, has already announced most of its outstanding lineup. Now, in addition to MoogFest's excellent musical offerings, the festival will also give attendees the opportunity to dig deeper into the world of Moog with a wide range of panel discussions and workshops.
The Red Bull Music Academy has teamed up with AC Entertainment, Moog Music and the Bob Moog Foundation to bring together top minds in history, technology and education of Moog. Experts, ranging from Bob's colleagues in the seminal days of synthesis to the more contemporary sound sculptors of today, are coming from around the country to share their ideas and vast experiences. The Bob Moog Foundation will be responsible for the historical content at MoogFest, including items from Bob Moog's archives such as rarely seen vintage photographs and historic audio clips from recently restored reel-to-reel tapes.
News on the other activities will be announced in the coming weeks. With all of these exciting elements solidifying, MoogFest is proving itself more and more to be an essential experience for music fans and sonic adventurers from all over the world.
MoogFest 2010 Red Bull Music Academy Moog Workshops, Demonstrations & Panels:
SYNTH HISTORY PANEL – THE BIRTH OF THE MINIMOOG
TECH. PANEL - ADVANCED APPLICATION & SYNTHESIS
Featuring Cyril Lance, Head Engineer at Moog Music, and other Moog engineers.
SYNTH HISTORY PANEL – EXPLORATION OF THE BOB MOOG ARCHIVES
TECH. PANEL - MODERN DAY SOUNDSCULPTING
RICHARD DEVINE – ABOMINATRON II PERFORMANCE
Richard is one of the world's most acclaimed, young sound designers. His clients include top names in film and advertising. Richard will be performing on Moog Music's Abominatron II, a homage to Bob Moog's original synthesizer prototype, created with current Moog synthesizers and effects processors.
SYNTH HISTORY PANEL - EXAMINING THE LEGACY OF MINI SYNTHS
THEREMIN PERFORMANCE & LESSON WITH DORIT CHRYSLER
Dorit is an accomplished musician and composer best known for her ethereal Theremin style. After Dorit's performance, Moog Music will distribute 20 Theremins to the audience and participants will receive an interactive lesson from Dorit.
TECH. PANEL – THE POWER OF MODULAR SYNTHESIS
MOOG GUITAR SOUND SCULPTING WITH SAUL ZONANA
Saul is a killer guitarist who has worked with Adrian Belew, Ace Frehley, Crash Test Dummies. He will integrate the Moog Guitar, Moogerfoogers, Multi-Pedal, and Little Phatty into an exploration of the guitars amazing capabilities.
All panels, demonstrations, and workshops will take place between Noon and 6:30 PM EST at the Moogaplex, located at the Haywood Park complex. They are first come, first served for those who bought either weekend passes or have a pass for that particular day. The dates, and times will be announced in the coming weeks.
Pricing and Availability:
MoogFest 2010 tickets are on sale now.
The only known recording of Bob Moog performing live on his MiniMoog available on "Bob Moog Live" CD. Story http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100923/NEWS/309230017/1033/ENT
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