Moog Music has announced a new partnership with Paxahau, producer of Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival, to co-produce Moogfest 2014, scheduled for April 25 – 27, 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina.
“We set out to find a new partner with a real understanding of the dynamic history of electronic music, and that has a deep appreciation for the impact Bob Moog’s inventions have had on musical expression and creation,” explains Moog Music President Mike Adams. “After working with them for three years on their festival in Detroit, we knew Paxahau was the right choice to help us take Moogfest 2014 in the direction we envision.” Continue reading
In May of 2012, Google turned its homepage over to Moog, creating a playable ‘MiniGoog‘ synthesizer. The synth “Doodle” was used by over 300 million users.
Moog and The Bob Moog Foundation have released an official statement on the future of Moogfest:
Moogfest was founded in 2004 by Moog Music Inc., in honor of the company?s founder and the man whose name the festival bears, Dr. Bob Moog. Since then the festival has been overseen by the company Bob started, Moog Music Inc.
Moog Music is excited to work closely with The Bob Moog Foundation, the City of Asheville, our fans and partners to make Moogfest 2013 a dynamic celebration of the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Bob was a visionary, whose groundbreaking concepts and electronic musical instruments have forever impacted music. His humble genius reached far beyond the mountains of Western North Carolina, influencing designers and creators all over the world in wildly diverse fields.
Moogfest 2013 will honor Bob?s passion for new ideas, technical curiosity and of course will support boundary pushing musical artists.
Rest assured, Asheville will always be the home of Moogfest.
AC Entertainment, the producers of Moogfest 2010-2012, recently announced that they were renaming the festival they run as the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.
AC Entertainment, the producers of Moogfest 2010-2012, have announced that the festival was being renamed the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, coming to Asheville, NC in 2013.
According to AC Entertainment, Moog Music declined to relicense the Moogfest name to the company. ?We received a letter from them following this year?s festival, so we have no choice really but to re-name it,? AC Entertainment CEO Ashley Capps said.
Details are sketchy at this point – but we’d like to see somebody put the Moog firmly back into Moogfest.
via Marc Doty
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.
Sunday Synth Jam: Ghostly International co-founder and Moogfest alumni Matthew Dear visited the Moog Sound Lab where he deconstructed and then recreated the song Earthforms from his 2012 LP Beams.
Technical details below:
- Matthew Dear sings through an MF-104Z Analog Delay for a slapback effect.
- Greg Paulus plays Trumpet through an MF-104Z Analog Delay using long delay time to harken long repeating echoes of each trumpet line
- Samer Ghadry is playing the Moog Guitar through an MF-104Z Analog Delay, utilizing the Controlled Sustain mode, which allows him to sustain single strings while the strings he’s not playing are totally muted
- Ian Chang drives the song using trap-kat drum pads triggering 3 Minimoog Voyager Rack Mount Editions. Ian uses the Envelope Gate switch to sustain continuous sound during parts of the song.
- Danny Scales, rounds out Earthforms with his bass guitar.