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.

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New BMF Calendar Celebrates 50 Years of Moog Modules

BMF_2014_calendarToday the Bob Moog Foundation unveiled its 2014 calendar, which highlights “the history, functionality, and beauty” of the early Moog modules.

The newest BMF calendar commemorates fifty years since Dr. Moog and collaborator Herb Deutsch first created a series of sound modules for use in electronic music.  These modules were demonstrated (fifty years ago, duh) at the 1964 Audio Engineering Society convention

The $20 calendar features modules from Erik Norlander’s massive Wall of Doom modular synthesizer, photographed by Shaun Hollingsworth (SIC) Images. More information is available at the BMF website.

The History Of The Minimoog Synthesizer With Herb Deutsch

This video, directed by Michael Sterling, captures Herb Deutsch, the co-inventor of the first Moog synthesizer, discussing the history and functions of the Minimoog, as well as its impact on the music of the time.

Deutsch also plays one of his original jazz fusion pieces.

Moogfest Panels To Feature Electronic Music Mavericks, Legends And Pioneers

The Bob Moog Foundation has announced its lineup of educational events for MoogFest 2011. 

If you are attending MoogFest, make sure you check out the schedule, because the event will offer a rare opportunity to learn about synths and their history from ‘music mavericks, legends and pioneers.

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Herb Deutsch On The Origin Of The Minimoog Synthesizer

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History of Electronic Music: This Moog Foundation video captures Herb Deutsch, who collaborated with Bob Moog in the creation of the Moog synthesizer, reminiscing at Moogfest 2011 about the creation of the first Moog synthesizer, which evolved into the Minimoog.