Moog Music shared this video, featuring synthesist Lisa Bella Donna performing Ascension live in the Moog Sound Lab.
The performance features the classic lllP Moog modular system, Moog One, Subsequent 37, Subsequent 25, and the Moog semi-modular family (Matriarch, Grandmother, Mother-32, DFAM, and Subharmonicon).
Here’s what Bella Donna has to say about the performance:
“As a longtime electronic music composer and sound designer, I have always regarded my synthesizer studio as a personal “sacred space.” A special place where I can be free and open to create whatever music that needs to vessel through in the moment. To explore the wild, wonderful wilderness of sound and synthesis. A place to find inspiration and to evoke artistic ascension. To create and to be playful in the process.
I wanted to project a piece that expressed my happiness and gratitude to get to be creative with my friends and colleagues at Moog. It’s always so much fun to bounce ideas and create a special atmosphere together, each time we have the opportunity to create these pieces.
It’s been a year of challenge and tribulation for all of us in the world. I am so grateful to see the other side of this chapter unfold into promises of new horizons of making art out in the open again. I hope the spirit of this piece inspires a desire for you to turn on and turn up your art with sound and music.”
Ascension comes from the album of the same name, which is now available via Bandcamp. You can preview it below: