This video, via The Bob Moog Foundation, captures The Beastie Boys at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Minimoogseum.
The eight foot high showcase serves as the first permanent installation of Bob Moog’s archives, including one of his Grammy awards and relics from the early development of Moog synthesizers. The “MiniMoogseum” can be thought of as a small scale version of the future “Moogseum”, coming soon to the Asheville area.
The Beastie Boys join a growing group of celebrity musicians, including Stevie Wonder, Keith Emerson, and Billy Corgan who have all voiced their support of the Foundation’s mission to teach science to children using musical instruments. In the video the band expresses that they are …proud and happy to be here at the beginning of this beautiful thing…..the Moogseum.
They continue by saying “There should be a Moog synthesizer in every classroom.”
Making the MiniMoogseum a Reality: Volunteers and SponsorsThe MiniMoogseum was designed and built by a team of volunteers and sponsorsâ€”the foundation playfully refers to them as Rockstars–including Gene Felice, Domus Aurea Woodworking Design, Steve Dunnington and Mike Pieo.
Materials for the project were donated by Cormark International, Speedy Graphics, Moog Music, Asheville Hardware and Henco Reprographics. This project is the first step in an iterative process for the Foundation. The full-sized Moogseum, scheduled to open in four years, will feature interactive and experiential exhibits that inspire the next generation of Bob Moog like innovators, as well as an intimate performance area, where musicians from around the world can participate in the Foundation’s programming.
Special thanks to Meg, Rhino & Jon Leidel for capturing this even on both video and photo!