Moogfest 2012 Lineup Features Orbital, Squarepusher, Thomas Dolby & Others

MoogfestOrganizers have announced the line up Moogfest 2012, a festival of ‘electronic and visionary music’ that celebrates the spirit of Bob Moog.

Moogfest 2012 is scheduled for Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Asheville, NC.

The 2012 Moogfest lineup includes Primus 3D, a stop on the 3D-enhanced live musical tour, Swedish electro-pop artists Miike Snow,Santigold, Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Carl Craig and Pantha du Prince.

Other performers confirmed include Thomas Dolby, Explosions In The Sky, Divine Fits, Four Tet, the Magnetic Fields, Prefuse 73 with Teebs, Actress, Disclosure, Juila Holter and Blondes.

Artists will perform at venues throughout downtown Asheville.

Weekend passes, daily GA tickets and VIP packages for Moogfest 2012 will go on sale Friday, August 10 AT Noon EST at the Moogfest site.

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Carl Craig’s Modular Pursuits

In April 2012, the producers of the upcoming documentary on modular synthesizers, I Dream of Wires, stopped by the studio of Detroit techno producer Carl Craig, to discuss his electronic music influences and production experiences, including his recent interest in Eurorack modular synthesis.

Craig’s experiments in modular synthesis are best heard on 2010′s Modular Pursuits 12-inch, released under his No Boundaries alias.

Carl Craig Named Creative Director For Movement 2010

carl-craigDetroit electronic music festival Movement promoters Paxahau have announced that techno Music legend Carl Craig has been named Creative Director for Movement 2010.

“Movement is already a great festival and a successful brand,” says Craig, “it is an honor to be involved with Movement in this new capacity.”

Craig will be involved in various creative aspects of Movement including artist bookings and the festival’s brand image. He will also serve as an ambassador for the Movement festival as he travels the globe performing for throngs of electronic music enthusiasts.

“Detroit is such a wonderful music town,” Craig continued. “With Movement we have such a great opportunity to remind people from around the world and those that are right here in our own backyard that electronic music in Detroit is very powerful and that our annual festival is the best stage for showcasing the most talented artists of this musical genre.”

The annual Memorial Day Weekend festival has gone through several reincarnations since its beginning in 2000. Paxahau earned the right in 2006 to produce the festival.  Paxahau is credited with bringing financial stability to the festival, but some feel they’ve whitewashed the Detroit electronic music festival in the process.

Carl Craig, Moritz von Oswald Offer Techno Take On Classics

Carl Craig and Moritz von Oswald will launch the third volume in Deutsche Gramophone’s recomposed series this week, Recomposed By Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald.

Continuing the tradition of previous installments by Finish Saxophonist, Sound Artist and Contemporary Composer Jimi Tenor and Dub producer Matthias Arfmann, Craig and van Oswald were given access to original recordings from the prestigious vault of the label and asked to offer their personal interpretation of the material.

In this particular case, the blueprints for the recomposition process were recordings by Ravel’s Bolero and Rapsodie espagnole as well as Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

The music for “Recomposed By Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald” took shape over the course of a full year. During this time, the musicians met both in Detroit and Berlin, shaping loops as a basis for improvisations. Striving for a spontaneous sound, they then chose unedited cuts from these sessions to build the album. As a natural consequence, the resulting tracks are neither completely typical for the solo work of Carl Craig and Moritz can Oswald, nor are they obviously connected to the originals by Mussorgsky and Ravel.

Rather, the music finds its own distinct niche between contemporary club music and classical concert halls, even though it tends more towards the former than the latter.

Recomposed By Carl Craig & Moritz Von Oswald will be available as a regular CD and a limited Double LP.

via Tokafi