Michelle Moog-Koussa On The Bob Moog Foundation In 2010

Michelle Moog-KoussaMichelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, has posted an update at the Foundation blog, reflecting on the organization’s accomplishments for 2010.

She writes:

  • In April we concluded “Waves of Inspiration: The Legacy of Moog” exhibit at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. Over 200 items from Bob’s archives were on display, seen by over 20,000 people.
  • In May, we made modular synthesis accessible (thanks to Amos Gaynes and August Worley) by transforming Erik Norlander’s legendary “Wall of Doom” custom modular Moog synthesizer  from a 6? x 7? monolithic structure into six portable rack mount cases. It was featured at our spring fundraiser Moogus Operandi. This unique instrument will travel once again this spring (and beyond), giving audiences new insights into the origin of synthesis.
  • In October, the Bob Moog Foundation wowed standing-room-only audiences at Moogfest with historical, educational and technical panels and discussions, drawing the attention of the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal . That same month, preservationist Seva Ball finished restoring and transferring 88 reel-to-reel tapes from our archives.
  • Throughout the year, we exposed children and adults to the science of sound through MoogLab; we gave people all over the world a rare glimpse into some little known facets of the Moog legacy through historian Brian Kehew’s detailed  explorations of moments in time captured in material from our archives; and we reveled in the varied and important work of our corps of committed, talented volunteers.

The Foundation has goals of preserving Bob Moog’s legacy, the history of Moog synthesizers and exploring the use of electronic instruments as tools for education.

The Bob Moog Foundation kicked it up a notch in 2010 and has big plans for the future – including the Mooglab and the Moogseum. You can find out about supporting the Foundation here.

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