Organizers have announced that on the 23rd of May, ‘Synth City’ will be launched as the first international synthesizer day.
The event is conceived to be an annual celebration, celebrating the contribution of the synthesizer to the world. The celebration will be transmitted live from WWFM – Gilles Peterson (London), Teder.FM (Tel Aviv), Dublab (LA) and more to TBA.
Here’s what organizers have to say about Synth City:
The Synthesizers’ contribution to the world stretches far beyond that of a musical instrument; it has changed the way we construct and use instruments, broke the boundaries and limitations of the way we compose music and challenged our ideas of listening at large. It had become a major force in shaping the identity of the current generation, by contributing to the making of musical creation accessible to the masses.
While first attempts at sound synthesis have remained moody experimental abstract soundscape heard only behind the closed doors of the cinema, one creator managed to take the electric keyboard experiment and turn it to a household musical instrument – Robert Moog. Ever since introducing his version of the modular synthesizer to the public in the late 60’s, Moog’s influence on the universe of music as we know it has been becoming clearer with each day.
The first annual international Synth City event will take place on Moog’s date of birth, May 23rd, 2017. It will celebrate the instrument that made peace between the old and the new, and and kicked our musical evolution up to the next level of exponential growth in novelty and diversity.
Alongside Bob Moog, Synth City will note the works, minds, feels and legacies of synth heroes such as Herbie Hancock, Aphex Twin, Bruce Haack, Delia Derbyshire, Jean Michel Jarre, Suzanne Ciani and Kraftwerk. Working together with music lovers from all around the globe, we believe we can make this special day last forever, and keep echoing the works of these masters.
Synth City is open to anyone that wants to get involved.
In addition to participating as listeners, readers can get involved by joining the community on Facebook to share images, articles, ideas and advice. Organizers are also encouraging local events – whether it’s a concert, a meetup or informal get together with other synth fans.