Behind The Scenes With The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble

This video, via sonicstate, takes a look behind the scenes with the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble. The Ensemble plays ‘switched on’ versions of classical music, John Carpenter and more.

Nick Batt talks with Gregory about the origin of the Ensemble, their gear and more.

The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble first performed together in 2005 as part of the Bath Festival, recreating some of the ‘Switched on Bach’ arrangements of Wendy Carlos in the Seventies.

As one half of the electronic music sensation Goldfrapp, the keyboard-player and composer Will Gregory is one of the UK’s leading advocates of using synthesizers and electronic instruments to create new sounds and reinvent old ones. The band perform a mixture of specially composed music, transcriptions of classical works, and their own versions of music from popular culture and film scores.


We were lucky enough to attend a rehearsal of the Moog Ensemble – not strictly all Moogs, but a collection of analogue mono synths playing classical pieces and contemporary compositions.

See the Ensemble site for more info.

8 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes With The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble

    1. You’d also think by now that the ability to expertly program and perform on a synth would be more important than how you pronounce its name.

  1. you guys are OK or what ?

    This video is a very good documentation of a nice work done by very accomplished musicians, and all you can comment on is on the name pronunciation ?

  2. That’s right, because it’s the name of a person who is a legend in the field of electronic music, and it’s a minimal mark of respect to get his name right.

    1. For the record, rhyming it with ‘vogue’ isn’t quite right either, and Moog himself didn’t care as long as you bought his synths….

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