Press Release

Moog Music

Experimental Artist M. Geddes Gengras featured in Category 5: A new interview series from Moog

· Asheville, NC – Today, Moog Music released a conversation with M. Geddes Gengras as part of their new interview series called Category 5. The series derives its name

from the cables used to enable modern digital communications. Via Skype, Gengras explores the motivations behind 3 Impressions, the 3 song EP he composed as a practical application of Moog electronics. In this video the artist describes his exploration of analog effects modules and process-based sound design.

The announcement of Gengras’ EP coincided with Moog Music’s announcement of the discontinuation of two of their Moogerfooger analog effects pedals used in these recordings: the MF-105M MIDI MuRF (est. 2009) and the MF-107 Freq Box (est. 2007). Moog plans to continue building a limited quantity of units at their factory in downtown Asheville while parts and materials last. The MF-105M and the MF-107 have found their way into countless studios and stage rigs around the world. Users include Arcade Fire, Panda Bear, Dan Deacon, John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Joey Santiago of the Pixies. If you are interested in purchasing one, please visit an authorized Moog dealer.

M. Geddes Gengras’ work is described as being ‘based in modular synthesis, comfortably straddling a variety of forms and remaining rooted in a deep affinity for the limitations of analog electronics and a keen ear for timbral manipulation.’ His extended exploration of the modular inter-connectivity of Moogerfooger analog effects on 3 impressions is a testament to Bob Moog’s vision of creative expression through control voltage.

Category 5 feat. M. Geddes Gengras:

3 Impressions EP: