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 The Bob Moog Foundation will be responsible for the historical content at MoogFest, including items from Bob Moog's archives such as rarely seen vintage photographs and historic audio clips from recently restored reel-to-reel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
Herb Deutsch (co-collaborator on first Modular in 1963)
Dave Van Koevering (first salesman for Minimoog and VP of Marketing at Moog Music in the 70s)
Tom Rhea (Former clinician, design consultant, and director of marketing at Moog Music; wrote Minimoog manual)
Brain Kehew (Bob Moog Foundation Historian and keyboardist (Moog Cookbook)
TARA BUSCH – ARTIST PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION ABOUT REMIXING WITH MOOGERFOOGERS
Tara is a synth siren well known as a prominent analog synth-blogger for AnalogSuicide.com. Her performances are ethereal explorations of analog sound.
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
Brian Kehew (Bob Moog Foundation Historian, Keyboardist)
Michelle Moog-Koussa (Executive Director, Bob Moog Foundation)
Seva David Ball (Archive Preservationist, currently restoring Bob Moog's reel-to-reel tapes with a grant from the Grammy Foundation)
TECH. PANEL - MODERN DAY SOUNDSCULPTING
Richard Devine (acclaimed sound designer)
Tara Busch (prominent analog synth-blogger and synth-performer)
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
Craig Anderton (Founder EM Magazine, signal processing guru, editor EQ Magazine)
Geary Yelton (Associate Editor of Electronic Musician, freelance journalist)
Steven Fortner (Editor, Keyboard Magazine)
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
Erik Norlander (Synth rock legend, Moog aficionado, accomplish synth designer)
Amos Gaynes (Moog Music engineer)
The Wall of Doom (Erik's massive custom Moog Modular synthesizer)
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.
MoogFest 2010 tickets are on sale now. To purchase weekend passes or single day tickets and for more information about the festival visit moogfest.com. To see the weekend schedule click here.
MoogFest 2010 Lineup:
Friday, October 29
Van Dyke Parks
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible
Saturn Never Sleeps (Featuring King Britt & Rucyl)
The Octopus Project
Clare & The Reasons
Saturday, October 30
School of Seven Bells
Projek Moog w/ Brian Kehew
The Volt Per Octaves w/ Special Guest Bernie Worrell
Sunday, October 31
Cee Lo Green
Headtronics (Bernie Worrell, Freekbass, Adam Deitch)
Shout Out Out Out
MoogFest supports the Bob Moog Foundation. We encourage you to do the same! For more information about Moog Music and its founder, Bob Moog, visit moogmusic.com.
The Red Bull Music Academy, a music workshop that has been traveling the world since 1998, is proud to be a part of MoogFest 2010. Pulling together pioneers of days-gone-by and musical legends of tomorrow from all aspects of rhythm and sound, The Red Bull Music Academy platform will be lending their knowledge and experience to enhance the festival’s workshops. For more details visit The Red Bull Music Academy.