The Bob Moog Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of Bob Moog – suffered a setback today as Moog’s widow announced plans to donate Moog’s personal archive to Cornell University, rather than to The Foundation.
The archive includes Bob Moog’s notes, plans, drawings and recordings – a collection that documents the origin of the synthesizer as we know it an important part of electronic music history.
The Asheville, NC Mountain Xpress reported today that Moog’s widow, Ileana Grams-Moog, plans to donate his personal archive to the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, N.Y.. This decision comes over the objections of Michelle Moog-Koussa, head of the Bob Moog Foundation and Moog’s daughter with first wife Shirleigh Moog.
“We believe firmly that Bob Moog’s archives belong in Western North Carolina,” says Moog-Koussa. “Western North Carolina was my father’s spiritual home for 25 years.” Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, the award for the coolest place to sit would probably have to go to the booth of the Bob Moog Foundation.
Spanish design firm Woouf! donated this awesome Minimoog sofa to the Foundation and it proved popular with attendees.
Executive Director Michelle Moog-Koussa, above, was at the show to raise awareness of the non-profit organization and its mission.
If you’re looking for a cool gift idea for a synth fan (including yourself), check out the Bob Moog Foundation’s auctions for signed Moogfest posters.
The Bob Moog Foundation is a non-profit, independent of Moog Music, run by Michelle Moog-Koussa, with the goal of preserving the legacy of Bob Moog and inspiring “creativity at the intersection of music, science, history and innovation.”
At Moogfest 2012, a host of artists were generous and gracious enough sign the beautiful, official Moogfest posters (which are works or art in themselves) to help raise funding for the projects of the Bob Moog Foundation.
Michelle Moog-Koussa of the Bob Moog Foundation let us know about this new interview with electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream.
The rare interview features TD’s Edgar Froese and Thorsten Quaeschning, prior to their show at Moogfest 2011, sharing their thoughts on the the role of Bob Moog in electronic music, Moog modular synthesisers and more.
Tangerine Dream is currently on their Electric Mandarine Tour, through July 14. Details at their site.
You can find out more about the Bob Moog Foundation, and TD VIP ticket packages that help support the foundation, at the BMF site.
Bob Moog Foundation Executive Director Michelle Moog-Koussa, aka, The Moogstress, shared her thoughts today on the question, “Why celebrate the life of Bob Moog?”.
Bob dedicated his life and career to poking his soldering iron around in the sonic universe and unleashing aural possibilities not previously available to musicians.
Bob Moog?s life?s work is an invitation for people to express themselves with a new palette of sonic possibilities. As a famous musician recently said to me ?Bob kicked the door down and we just walked through it?. Bob Moog?s work is a portal to sonic discovery and a catalyst for creativity. That is certainly a life worth celebrating.
Bob Moog’s legacy is getting an explosion of attention today, due to Google’s Doodle Synthesizer, aka the MiniGoog.
Michelle Moog-Koussa wrote to let us know that this is the last day for The Bob Moog Foundation‘s IndieGoGo Campaign to raise money for Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool.
The SoundSchool is their program to inspire kids to study science using synthesis. Students use theremins and synthesizers, along with acoustic instruments, to make music and experience, hands-on, how sound travels. They also discover how sound waves and sonic vibrations are created by using electricity and magnetic fields.
Now the Foundation wants to bring the program to a national audience, so they are trying to raise the money to do this.
If you haven’t already, check out the Foundation’s campaign at IndieGoGo.