Moogfest 2014, a five-day festival ‘dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music’, kicks off this Wed, April 23rd, in Asheville, NC.
The electronic music festival will feature a full schedule of daytime programs, evening concerts and more. Featured performers and panelists are a who’s who of electronic music, including: Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Keith Emerson, Nile Rodgers, Mark Farina, Sasha, Janelle Monae, Dorit Chrysler, Forest M. Mims, David Borden, Tom Oberheim, Joseph Paradiso, Daedulus, Roger Linn, Dave Smith, Don Buchla and many more.
- Nightime concerts – Moogfest will offer five evenings of musical performances by electronic music artists of all types, including: electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk’s 3D show; Pet Shop Boys; M.I.A.; super producer Nile Rodgers with his band CHIC; Giorgio Moroder; Keith Emerson; a rare performance by UK’s Darkstar; Moderat; Mad Decent’s Dillon Francis and Riff Raff; Zed’s Dead; El-P; and Factory Floor; and over 70 more artists spanning the 5 day festival.
- Daytime events – Daytime at Moogfest will offer a five-day conference with thought leaders and pioneers of music and technology, including Simpsons and Futurama’s David X. Cohen; Janelle Monae; improvised performances by Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner, Bradford Cox, and Dan Deacon; and Google’s brightest minds exploring the future of audio; plus conversations with interdisciplinary research laboratory MIT Media Labs; MAKE Magazine’s Mark Fraunfelder; OMNI Reboot, a magazine at the intersection of science, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics; videogame arts and culture publication Kill Screen; and more presenting one of a kind programming exclusive to Moogfest.
- The Modular Marketplace will showcase the latest and greatest from a lineup of innovative instrument makers, including boutique electronics, experimental effects and modern modular synthesizers. The Modular Marketplace will host daily demonstrations, workshops and sound experiments, as well as a free week-long clinic on electronic music production. Programming includes presentations by The Pioneers of Electronic Music Instruments: Roger Linn, Tom Oberheim, Don Buchla, David Borden, and Dave Smith.
Details and ticket information are available at the Moogfest site.