Moogfest Daytime Lineup To Feature Moroder, Anderson, Emerson, Buchla, Oberheim, Smith, Linn And More

laurie-andersonMoogfest 2014 organizers have announced their lineup of daytime presenters, which includes a kick-ass lineup of futurists, musicians, scientists, authors, filmmakers and pioneers of electronic music instrument design.

The lineup includes multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, film composer Cliff Martinez, futurist thinkers Jerome Glenn, Nick Bostrom, and George Dvorsky plus MIT Media Lab’s Joseph Paradiso, Sonification Professor Bruce Walker, and more from Make Magazine, OMNI, and SETI (Search of Extraterrestrial Intelligence).

And then there’s the Electronic Music Instrument Pioneers: Herbert Deutsch, Roger Linn, Don Buchla, Tom Oberheim, Dave SmithMalcolm Cecil, Keith Emerson and more.

Moogfest takes place April 23-27th, 2014 in downtown Asheville, NC.

Here are the details:

Moogfest 2014 Daytime Presenters

moogfest-2014Moogfest is a five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music.

The daytime conference is guided by pioneers of music and technology with a participatory program of intervention and collaboration:

  • 5 days of talks, presentations, and film screenings with futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, and musicians
  • 5 days of New Media art installations and interactive technology experiences/exhibitions
  • Synth building workshops and other interactive education

Here is the list of confirmed presenters:

  • Laurie Anderson – Musician, composer, pioneer in electronic music and one of the great experimental performance artists.
  • Giorgio Moroder – Record producer, songwriter, film score composer and pioneer of disco and electronic music.
  • Cliff Martinez – Composer best known for his epic and haunting film scores, which include Drive, Solaris and Traffic.
  • Jerome C. Glenn – Co-founder and Director of The Millennium Project, a renowned expert on Future Studies.
  • Dr. Nick Bostrom – Futurist and philosopher at the University of Oxford. Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and the Program(me) on the Impacts of Future Technology.
  • George Dvorsky – Futurist concerned with the ethical and sociological impacts of emerging technologies.
  • Dr. Joseph Paradiso – Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab’s Media Arts and Sciences program and Co-Director of the Things That Think Consortium, which examines the extreme future of embedded computation and sensing.
  • Bruce Walker – Associate Professor at the Schools of Psychology and Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Mark Frauenfelder – Founding Editor-In-Chief of MAKE magazine, founder and Co-Editor of the weblog/print zine Boing Boing and Editor-In-Chief of
  • Claire Evans – Musician, artist and science writer. Editor-In-Chief at the science fiction magazine OMNI, investigating the intersection of art and science.
  • Forrest M. Mims III – Author, researcher, lecturer and columnist. Written more than 60 books about science, lasers, computers and electronics.
  • Charles Lindsay – Photographer and artist, is the first of its kind, Artist in Residence at the SETI (Search of Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute.
  • Hans Fjellestad – Director, producer, writer and editor of the 2004 documentary Moog and producer and writer of 2009’s The Heart Is A Drum Machine.
  • Herbert Deutsch – Composer, educator and inventor. Professor Emeritus of Electronic Music and Composition at Hofstra University. Collaborated with Bob Moog in the development of the Moog Synthesizer in 1964.
  • Roger Linn – Industrial designer of electronic drum machines and guitar effects pedals. His products are used on countless famous recordings.
  • Don Buchla – Synthesizer pioneer and founder of electronic music equipment company Buchla and Associates.
  • Tom Oberheim – Audio engineer and maker of analogue synthesizers, effects processors, sequencers and drum machines.
  • Malcolm Cecil – Creator of TONTO, the world’s first multi-timbral, polyphonic analog audio synthesizer.
  • Dave Smith – Engineer and musician. Known as the “Father of MIDI” for his role in the development of MIDI.
  • Keith Emerson – English keyboardist and composer. Founder of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Acknowledged as one of the most technically accomplished keyboardist in rock history.

In addition to the daytime lineup, Moogfest by night will offer five evenings of musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music and major headliners in over ten venues across the city, including arena concerts and new music showcases.

Additional daytime programming, and nighttime performing artists will be announced shortly.

Ticket Info:

General Admission and VIP tickets for Moogfest are available now at Phase 1 tickets start at $199 for 5-Day General Admission, plus a limited number of $499 5-Day VIP Admission (while supplies last) through December 19 when Phase 2 GA tickets go up to $299. All ticket prices are exclusive of applicable fees.

Moogfest also hosts free events throughout the festival which are open to the public:

  • 4 day street festival, including new media art installations and live music
  • 2 day North Carolina Tech Expo & Interactive Job Fair
  • 5 day new electronic instrument pop-up shop

6 thoughts on “Moogfest Daytime Lineup To Feature Moroder, Anderson, Emerson, Buchla, Oberheim, Smith, Linn And More

  1. I was hoping that the change would yield a more electronic-centric lineup. Seeing all the fun people had at Mountain Oasis left me a little worried. While I like performances, I really want to interact with people building and using synths. The panel lineup looks great; I’m glad I went out on a limb and signed up early!

  2. Futurists from OMNI magazine, etc? I’d really rather not, thank you. Hey Moogfest, that’s your profit margin being eaten away in useless plane fares, there.

    Herb D, the Linn/Smith/Oberheim trio, sign me up ! Engineer package, tease re: “unreleased Moog synth” looks cool. I pinged and they are being tight-lipped. No indication whether this is a SubPhatty class device or a Minitaur one.

  3. Here’s hoping the musical artists are anywhere near as cool. The talker list looks eclectic — perhaps that’s a sign the music acts might be a bit more diverse than the latest EDM names. Hoping DEVO might make it — I was at Moogfest 2010 just to see them, and they had to cancel.

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