Moogfest Press Releases http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest Kirby Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:56:19 -0500 The latest news from Moogfest Moogfest Teams Up With Audiotool for A “Moogfest Audiotool Competition” http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-teams-up-with-audiotool-for-a-moogfest-audiotool-competition http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-teams-up-with-audiotool-for-a-moogfest-audiotool-competition Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Starting today, Moogfest is inviting anyone to produce a track ­ using the free cloud­based audio workstation Audiotool ­ and submit it to the Moogfest Competition. The winner gets to play a set at Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina, taking place from the 23rd to the 27th of April 2014. The winner will also, along with 7 runners up, have their tracks included on a limited edition release which will go out to the artists, VIPs and press who will be attending Moogfest.

Participants will have until the 25th of March to submit a track to the competition. A select panel including some of the Moogfest artists will then judge the tracks, with the the winner being announced on 1 April 2014.

Moogfest is the annual festival that celebrates the innovative spirit of founder Dr. Robert Moog, an American pioneer of electronic music and inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Emmy Parker, Brand Director at Moog Music Inc commented: “Moogfest represents the synthesis of technology, music and art. Audiotool’s innovative platform empowers emerging artists to create on their own terms. We are excited to offer Audiotool’s rich community of musicmakers an opportunity to be a part of Moogfest 2014.”

Since the 50s Moog Music has pioneered and developed devices that offer artists endless possibilities when it comes to creating sound. Audiotool, which started in 2008, brings together a range of retro and new school synthesizer emulations running in the browser, allowing collaboration and free access for anyone. The browser­based audio workstation is all about democratising the process of music creation and collaboration in the cloud. This partnership offers a unique opportunity to combine forces and to capitalize on the natural strengths and alignment of the two brands.

Audiotool inventor André Michelle said: “this partnership is huge for us and our users will be super excited about the chance of winning a set at Moogfest, for one just because of the incredible line­up. It’s also a unique opportunity for Audiotool users to have their music critiqued by some of the Moogfest artists.”

Submission phase: 19 February ­ 25 March
Winners announced: 1 April 2014

Grand Prize: Playing live set at Moogfest (flight, hotel and artist pass included)
1st - 8th Place: Tracks will be on Moogfest 2014 compilation

More information on the contest and rules for entry can be found at: audiotool.com/contest/moogfest

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Moogfest Announces Kraftwerk and Chic To Headline 2014 Performance Program http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-announces-kraftwerk-and-chic-to-headline-2014-performance-program http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-announces-kraftwerk-and-chic-to-headline-2014-performance-program Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Moogfest 2014 is proud to announce a landmark lineup of musical acts led by Kraftwerk, German electro visionaries, and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers. Kraftwerk will play three performances across two separate nights. The Kraftwerk live experience is a perfectly synchronized audio-visual spectacle complete with pristine digital sound and breathtaking 3-D projections. It is a pure electronic art-rave that epitomizes Kraftwerk’s musical and technical innovation, and embodies the spirit—and new direction—of Moogfest 2014. The other legendary headliner, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, is recognized as one of the most influential bands of the disco era and has been nominated eight times for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This announcement also confirms that previously revealed daytime headliners, Laurie Anderson and Giorgio Moroder, will perform as part of the nighttime music program: Anderson with her one-woman live show, “The Language of the Future” and Moroder with one of his famous DJ sets. Only talent of this caliber could lead a long list of performers that include some of the most important DJs and musicians influenced by Moog and dedicated to musical innovation. Over seventy additional acts are still to be announced in the coming months.

This year’s festival is a very rare U.S. appearance for Kraftwerk, marking their first performance for Moogfest and their first time ever in North Carolina. The Kraftwerk project was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider at their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany. Within a few years Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic “sound paintings” and musical experimentation with tapes and synthesizers. With their visions of the future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age. Their compositions, using innovative looping techniques and computerized rhythms, have had a major international influence across an entire range of music genres, while their use of robotics and technical innovations in their live performance illustrates Kraftwerk’s belief in the respective contributions of both man and machine in creating art. In recognition of the quartet’s boundary-pushing use of music technology Kraftwerk will be honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2014. Their legacy is timeless and legendary, and their creativity will continue to influence and inspire future generations.

Like Kraftwerk, Chic is closely linked to an important musical movement, and has been recognized as a leader in electronic music production. Chic’s distinctive approach not only resulted in some of the finest dance singles of their time, but also created a template for urban funk, dance-pop, and hip-hop in the post-disco era, while Nile Rodgers remains a hugely successful leading producer, composer and performer.

Other Moogfest 2014 musical talent announced includes the always ambitious Baltimore pop usurper Dan Deacon, Brainfeeder producer The Gaslamp Killer, deep house luminary Sasha, salacious New York rapper Le1f, globe trotting disco and soul funk duo Soul Clap, Animal Collective’s Avey Tare’s new band Slasher Flicks featuring former members of Dirty Projectors and Ponytail, and Chicago’s acclaimed producer Green Velvet. Plus UK’s electronic shape shifters Darkstar’s third US appearance and Art Department, the brainchild of Canadian techno/house legend Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White, and more.

Moogfest by night celebrates the most influential musical masterminds of the 21st century recognized for the evolution in their sound.

Moogfest 2014 Phase 2 Headliners and Nighttime Performers (in alphabetical order)

Adult
Art Department
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Bottin
Chic
Daedalus
Dan Deacon
Darkstar
Erika
Escort
Gaslamp Killer
Giorgio Moroder
Green Velvet
Kaytranada
Kraftwerk
Lapalux
Laurie Anderson
LE1f
Les Sins
Mark Farina
Mike Simonetti
Nick Monaco
NRP (No Regular Play)
RJD2
Sasha
Shigeto
Slow Hands
Soul Clap
TOKiMONSTA
Two Fresh
Wolf Eyes

These artists will join in the company of the nightly music showcase curators including Experimental Record Labels Warp Records, DFA, Fool’s Gold, Ghostly International, No. 19 Music’s Social Experiment, RVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.

With an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming led by cultural, artistic and technological luminaries, and punctuated by a diverse line up of landmark nightly performances, Moogfest 2014 honors the creativity and inventiveness of Dr. Robert Moog and pays tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.

The daytime platform explores the synthesis of music, technology art and innovation with a participatory program of conversation and collaboration led by Futurists, Musicians, Scientists, Authors, Filmmakers, and Pioneers of Electronic Music Instrument Design, Alongside multimedia artist Laurie Anderson and electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder, Moogfest’s Phase 1 daytime announcement includes film composer Cliff Martinez, futurist thinkers Jerome Glenn, Nick Bostrom and George Dvorsky, MIT Media Lab’s Joseph Paradiso, sonification Professor Bruce Walker, Make Magazine’s Mark Frauenfelder, OMNI’s Claire Evans, SETI (Search of Extraterrestrial Intelligence) artist in residence Charles Lindsay, and more.

TICKET INFO:

Moogfest 2014 GA Day and Night Package: $299*

Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Night (Music) Only Tickets at $199 while supplies last.

Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Day (Conference ) Only Tickets at $249 while supplies last.

VIP tickets available at $499

More information on tickets, VIP packages and payment plans available at www.moogfest.com/tickets

Day

Five days of mind-expanding conversation, experimentation, and collaboration for creative and technology professionals across seven venues in downtown Asheville. The conference is guided by pioneers of music and technology, and co-curated by some of the most important thinkers of today.

• 5 days, 8 venues, over 60 talks, panels, discussion, presentations, and film screenings with futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, and musicians. First announcement (Phase 1) HERE.
• New Media art installations and interactive technology experiences and exhibitions
• Film screenings
• Experimental performances
• Workshops and other interactive educational forums
• Open-source hardware hackathon
• Day programming Hours: Wednesday 3pm-7pm, Thursday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm.

Night

Five evenings of landmark musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music, and major headliners.

• 5 nights, 10 venues, over 100 artists including concerts, experimental performances, and new music showcases.
• Night programming hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 7pm - 2am, Sunday 3pm - 6pm.

Moogfest VIP Package - $499 *

Includes all benefits of the GA ticket PLUS:

• VIP’s Get in First EVERYWHERE
• Priority Festival Check In
• VIP Entrance at Each Venue
• VIP lounge at US Cellular Center with Private Bar and WiFi
• Reserved Seating and Areas for VIPs
• Moogfest 2014 Program
• Moogfest T-Shirt
• Moogfest Gift Bag
• Exclusive Invitations to VIP Only Events
• Plus Much More To Be Announced…
• *Plus Applicable fees

Moogfest is also offering a limited run of unique VIP experiences for the true synth aficionado at www.moogfest.com/tickets

Moogfest also hosts free events open to the public:

• 4 day street festival, including new media art installations and live music
• 2 day North Carolina Tech Expo & Interactive Job Fair
• 5 day new electronic instrument pop-up shop

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Moogfest 2014 Announces Music Showcase Curators Including Experimental Record Labels Warp Records, DFA, Fool's Gold, Ghostly International, No. 19 Music’s Social Experiment, RVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-2014-announces-music-showcase-curators-including-experimental-record-labels http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-2014-announces-music-showcase-curators-including-experimental-record-labels Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Along with inviting some of the world’s preeminent thought leaders to participate in the daytime conference, including multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, film composer Cliff Martinez, and instrument pioneer Roger Linn, among others, Moogfest 2014 invites Moog-inspired record labels and the music industry’s most respected taste makers to curate their own music showcases.

Emmy Parker, Brand Director, Moog Music Inc. & Moogfest tells Billboard Biz, “These companies nurture brilliant artists that we are lucky enough to build instruments for. Our respect for them runs deep, they are experts in their niche of electronic music and we are excited that they will be bringing their unique perspectives to stages at Moogfest. We’re crafting an event that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog: different modes of thinking, new ideas and technology, and intensely diverse music. These are the right group of creative curators to make that happen on the music side.”

Ghostly International’s founder Sam Valenti recognizes that “The Moog history and legacy has been about the future while maintaining the craftsmanship of the past.” RVNG INTL’s Matt Werth adds, “Moog has undeniably shaped the sound of electronic and experimental music since its introduction. Whether implemented in the work of the younger generation of artists on RVNG via vintage/ updated machines and soft synths or test driven by the older generation; the Moog remains an inspiration and catalyst for forward sounds.”

Furthermore, Warp Records’ North American Label Manager, Josh Berman explains, “Moog pioneered the world of analog synths and brought that technology into the home studio, the sound of a Moog can be heard throughout the history of our recordings.” He adds, “We experienced firsthand the great company and amazing people at Moogfest when Brian Eno, Flying Lotus and Battles performed. When we were approached to help curate, it was a no brainer to get involved.” Matthew Morgan, Co-Founder of AFROPUNK agrees, “Robert Moog and his synthesizers have been consistent cultural drivers, taking art, music and technology (and hence, society) forward. AFROPUNK shares such values and aspirations.”

While Fool’s Gold Co-Founder/DJ/Producer, Nick Catchdubs points out, “We love working with artists and brands who share the Fool’s Gold ethos to innovate and (more importantly) have fun while doing so. Moog is a legendary company that’s stayed DIY all these years, and you can tell their events are put together with real love and care. It’s already been a lot of fun starting the process of planning our showcase.” Sam Fotias, Director of Operations for Paxahau who are curating Movement Detroit’s showcase in addition to booking Moogfest’s nighttime lineup confirms, “The passion that the Moog team has for their product and company are principles that are extremely significant within our own company.”

Other curators include label No.19, who has become an internationally recognized beacon for quality underground electronic music after playing unforgettable ‘Social Experiment’ parties at events such as Sonar, BPM Festival and Fabric, London, along with No. 19 Music’s latest album series, Social Experiment 003 - a compilation by legendary techno/house progenitors of the ultra-deep variety, Art Department. Also joining are Crew Love, the collaborative concept of three record labels - Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, and Double Standard - known for their devotion to music that challenges the mind, moves the heart, and sways the hips. Add onto that, Moogfest’s neighboring Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Favorite Synth Shop, Switched On, which goes beyond the scope of the typical musical instrument store including education, making it a go-to shop for both promising and prominent artists such as Trent Reznor and Vincent Gallo.

Music showcases will be part of the nighttime programming that will feature diverse, landmark musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music, and major headliners in over ten venues across the city of Asheville, NC. Headliners will be announced later this month.

Warp Records

Since its birth as a shop and record label in Sheffield, UK in 1989, Warp has become one of the world’s most respected and loved electronic and experimental dance labels. It is notable for discovering some of the more enduring artists in electronic music. Running parallel to the music is an equally strong visual identity, famously established through partnerships with graphic design iconoclasts The Designer’s Republic and video auteur Chris Cunningham, placing Warp alongside legendary labels such as Factory in electronic music history.

DFA Records

DFA Records is an independent record label and production team, launched in September 2001 by Mo’ Wax co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. The influence of musicians and bands like Brian Eno, Talking Heads,Liquid Liquid, Blondie and New Order can be heard throughout the DFA catalog. Rather than retread, however, DFA have taken the live dance music of the time and infused the techniques and themes with a modern aesthetic—alternately faster, heavier, dubbier, noisier, and generally more intense than their influences.

Fool’s Gold

Founded in 2007 by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, this Brooklyn based label established itself with a non-stop series of releases bridging hip-hop and electronic music. With a clever and constantly evolving aesthetic for all Fool’s Gold visuals and merchandise, they have become more than an independent music powerhouse, but a trendsetting lifestyle brand with a flagship retail store in New York, and Fool’s Gold Clubhouse stages at festivals around the world.

Ghostly

Ghostly International is a multi-platform cultural curator, a tightly knit aesthetic universe fulfilling the roles of art gallery, design house, clothing designer, technology innovator, music-publishing company—and, yes, record label—in one. In the years since its birth in 1999, Ghostly has grown from a boutique label known for its experimental-pop and -techno acumen to an internationally recognized platform for the work of the world’s best visual artists, designers, technologists, and musicians.

No. 19 Music

The Toronto based record label and events company created and run by DJ / Producers Jonny White and Nitin. The No.19 brand/concept was created based on ideas expressed in article No.19 of the declaration of human rights - “Freedom of Expression”. These are “promoting the search for truth, enhancing social and political participation, and enabling self-fulfillment and self-expression.” Alongside the No.19 label, their events brand, Social Experiment is hosted the world over by renowned venues and major global festivals. In five short years No.19 has established itself as a breeding ground, responsible for breaking some of today’s most pioneering and forward thinking artists.

RVNG Intl.

RVNG Intl. is a Brooklyn-based music institution that operates on few but heavily fortified principals, dealing with forward-reaching artists sometimes categorized as electronic, avant, free, fried, etc. RVNG seeks to appease collector fandom with extravagant packaging and to remind hopeful audiophile generations of the sonic spectacle that transforms the surrounding airspace when needle presses vinyl.

Driftless Recordings

Driftless Recordings is a record label by Joel Ford and Patrick McDermott. The roster is diverse. It’s less about tracing sonic similarities, and more about taking each project as a patchwork view of everyday life, through each artist’s idiosyncratic, often psychedelic vision. Driftless is not a pop label or an experimental label, but a label that unites a diverse cross-section of artists who are using music and field recordings and a general obsession with sound as a way of understanding the weird world they inhabit.

Crew Love

Floating on a wave of unending passion and creative energy, Crew Love is a collaborative concept from Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, and Double Standard, three record labels known for their devotion to music that challenges the mind, moves the heart, and sways the hips. Unhindered by set-times or velvet ropes - Crew Love is a deep experience of music and movement. Ever-changing live acts accompany spontaneous and unpredictable DJ sets, R&B crooning blends into deep house, fist-pumping gives way to slow-dancing, lusts are satisfied, friendships made.

AFROPUNK

AFROPUNK is an emerging and influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music and culture. Once seen as outsiders, they now directly affect pop culture worldwide. While the two-day AFROPUNK festival in Brooklyn is a well-known annual showcase, AFROPUNK is a year-round endeavor, staging live events, producing films and media, as well as hosting a website and a message-board that actively engages a global community.

Movement Electronic Music Festival

Detroit’s legendary Movement Electronic Music Festival is an annual three-day event held during Memorial Day weekend celebrating the city’s electronic music legacy. Accolades reach far and wide from Beatport’s “20 Most Anticipated Dance Music Festivals Around the World” to Rolling Stone naming it “Best Niche Festival.” With multiple stages, dozens of official after parties and cutting edge art displays, it the ultimate stage for the city that founded Techno music to showcase its electronic music muscle.

Hopscotch Music Festival

Celebrating its fifth anniversary in September 2014, Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC has cemented its reputation with adventurous bookings that pair local North Carolina talent with notable national and international acts. Recognized for a fan-friendly, closely knit downtown footprint and thoughtful programming, Hopscotch continues to thrive on the belief that art should be experienced in an environment that suits the artist.

Switched On

Switched On is a synthesizer dream space, storefront, repair spa, and online retailer of music electronics. Founded in 2010 in Austin, Texas, the Switched On storefront has become an international destination for musicians, producers, sound designers, and creatives alike. They are attracted to the store’s ever-rotating selection of vintage audio devices and innovative new instruments. Switched On aims to create a better model of how a musical instrument store can impact and enrich a community of talents, worldwide.

TICKET INFO:

Moogfest 2014 GA Package - $199* Available Through Thursday, December 19, 2013.
After this date, GA Package increases to $299 while availability lasts.

Last chance to buy GA tickets that include access to both day and night programming for ONLY $199:

Day Programming

Five days of mind-expanding conversation, experimentation, and collaboration for creative and technology professionals across seven venues in downtown Asheville. The conference is guided by pioneers of music and technology, and co-curated by some of the most important thinkers of today.

• 5 days, 8 venues, over 60 talks, panels, discussion, presentations, and film screenings with futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, and musicians. First announcement here: www.moogfest.com/speakers
• New Media art installations and interactive technology experiences and exhibitions
• Film screenings
• Experimental performances
• Workshops and other interactive educational forums
• Open-source hardware hackathon
• Day programming Hours: Wednesday 3pm-7pm, Thursday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm.

Night Programming

Five evenings of landmark musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music, and major headliners.

• 5 nights, 10 venues, over 100 artists including concerts, experimental performances, and new music showcases.
• Headliners announced in December, 2013
• Night programming hours: Wednesday - Saturday: 7pm - 2am, Sunday 3pm - 6pm.

Moogfest VIP Package - $499 *
Includes all benefits of the GA ticket PLUS:

• VIP’s Get in First EVERYWHERE
• Priority Festival Check In
• VIP Entrance at Each Venue
• VIP lounge at US Cellular Center with Private Bar and WiFi
• Reserved Seating and Areas for VIPs
• Moogfest 2014 Program
• Moogfest T-Shirt
• Moogfest Gift Bag
• Exclusive Invitations to VIP Only Events
• Plus Much More To Be Announced…
• *Plus Applicable fees

Moogfest is also offering a limited run of unique VIP experiences for the true synth aficionado at www.moogfest.com/tickets

Moogfest also hosts free events open to the public:

• 4 day street festival, including new media art installations and live music
• 2 day North Carolina Tech Expo & Interactive Job Fair
• 5 day new electronic instrument pop-up shop

Interested in learning more, read other press releases to date:

Inaugural Five Day Expansion Announcement
Call To Artists PR
Circuit Bending Challenge
Daytime Presenters Including Futurists, Musicians, Scientists, Authors, Filmmakers, and Pioneers of Electronic Music Instrument Design

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Moogfest and Moog Music announce 4th Circuit Bending Challenge http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-and-moog-music-announce-4th-circuit-bending-challenge http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-and-moog-music-announce-4th-circuit-bending-challenge Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps, and theremins in his basement workshop with his father and the rest is history. This experimentation with the inner workings of electronic devices to create new sounds and effects has been developed into an art form known as circuit bending.

Circuit bending is a creative medium that combines technology, sonic artistry and creativity. By altering the internal circuitry of electronic devices such as keyboards, drum machines, and children’s toys, circuit benders are able to produce new sounds not intended in the original design.

In celebration of this creative curiosity that fueled a young Bob Moog and all of those that follow in his footsteps, Moog is sponsoring its 4th annual circuit bending contest.

This year, Moog’s circuit bending contest is challenging entrants to take a battery powered device and circuit bend it into an instrument capable of creating new and unique sounds for a total budget of $70 or less.

Entrants will create and post videos on YouTube featuring their completed instruments and documenting the process of their creation. Moog will select three finalists and invite them to showcase their creations at Moogfest in April of 2014 where Moog’s judges and the general public will decide a winner of the contest.

Grand Prize: Moog Sub Phatty & Two Passes to Moogfest 2014
2nd Place: Moog Slim Phatty & Two Passes to Moogfest 2014
3rd Place: Moog Minitaur & Two Passes to Moogfest 2014

More information on the contest and a full list of rules for entries can be found at www.moogfest.com/circuit-bending.

Stay updated on Moogfest through www.moogfest.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/moogfest.

*Actually, soldering isn’t required. You can use any medium you wish in order to bend your device including (but not limited to) bubble gum, bottle caps, foreign currency, used chopsticks, unicorn hair, or a really cool hat.

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Moogfest 2014 Announces Daytime Presenters Including Futurists, Musicians, Scientists, Authors, Filmmakers, and Pioneers of Electronic Music Instrument Design http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-2014-announces-daytime-presenters-including-futurists-musicians-scientists-authors-filmmakers-and-pioneers-of-electronic-music-instrument-design http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/moogfest/press-releases/moogfest-2014-announces-daytime-presenters-including-futurists-musicians-scientists-authors-filmmakers-and-pioneers-of-electronic-music-instrument-design Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Moogfest is a five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Since its inception in 2004, Moogfest has been a magnet for artists, engineers, and enthusiasts of Bob Moog. With an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming featuring cultural, artistic and technological luminaries and punctuated by a diverse line up of landmark nightly performances, Moogfest honors the creativity and inventiveness of Dr. Robert Moog and pays tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer. This is no ordinary festival.

On November 21, Moogfest will announce curators of the evening music showcases, and on December 19, Moogfest will announce the music headliners when Phase 2 General Admission prices are scheduled to go up to $299. In an effort to make this unique event accessible, Phase 1 ticket prices are being offered at an unbeatable price of $199.

Moogfest by night presents four evenings of landmark musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music and major headliners in over ten venues across the city including arena concerts, and music showcases. Past Moogfest performers include Brian Eno, James Murphy, Richie Hawtin, Terry Riley, Massive Attack, M83, The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Suicide, TV On The Radio, Grimes, Sleigh Bells, Hot Chip, St. Vincent, Amon Tobin, Tangerine Dream, Squarepusher, Orbital, Flying Lotus and more.

The daytime conference is guided by pioneers of music and technology, featuring some of the most important thinkers of today and includes:

• 5 days of New Media art installations and interactive technology experiences/exhibitions
• 5 days of talks, presentations, and film screenings with futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, and musicians
• Synth building workshops and other interactive education
• An open source hardware hackathon

Phase 1 includes visionaries that bend history and empower new thinking with a participatory program of intervention and collaboration: talks, workshops, installations and performances by futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, scientists, musicians, filmmakers and synth legends.

Laurie Anderson
Musician, composer, pioneer in electronic music & one of the great experimental performance artists. Anderson is also an inventor having created devices for her own recordings and shows; a tape-bow violin that uses magnetic tape on the bow instead of horsehair and in the bridge & a six-foot-long baton-like MIDI controller talking stick to access & replicate sounds.

Cliff Martinez
Composer best known for his epic and haunting film scores, which include ‘Drive’, ‘Only God Forgives’, ‘Contagion’, ‘Solaris’ and ‘Traffic,’ plus a collaborative score with Skrillex for ‘Spring Breakers’. Martinez started his career as a drummer with the likes of Captain Beefheart & Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he is inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Besides scoring numerous films he also scored the theme for the Spore video game.

Hans Fjellestad
Director, producer, writer and editor of the 2004 documentary ‘Moog’, and producer and writer of 2009’s ‘The Heart Is A Drum Machine’. The New York Times calls his ‘Moog’ film a “compelling documentary portrait of a provocative, thoughtful and deeply sympathetic figure”. ‘Moog’ will celebrate its 10 year anniversary at Moogfest 2014.

Claire Evans
Musician, artist and science writer. Editor-In-Chief at the science fiction magazine OMNI, investigating the intersection of art & science. Evans also leads the highly stylized and conceptualized “band, belief system & business” YACHT with Jona Bechtolt.

Mark Frauenfelder
Editor-In-Chief of MAKE magazine. Founder & Co-Editor of the weblog/print zine Boing Boing. Frauenfelder is also a blogger, illustrator & journalist. His past work includes Editor at Wired & Living Online columnist at Playboy Magazine.

Roger Linn
Industrial designer of electronic drum machines and guitar effects pedals. His products are used on countless famous recordings. Linn is an accomplished guitarist, producer, and member of the Dead Presidents Society, a group of distinguished innovators in the field of electronic music.

Malcolm Cecil
Creator of TONTO, the world’s first multi-timbral, polyphonic analog audio synthesizer. Cecil is a jazz musician, producer & audio engineer. He is also a Grammy Award-winner for his work with Stevie Wonder on his legendary early 70s albums, and a producer on six key Gil Scott-Heron albums.

Tom Oberheim
Audio engineer, maker of analogue synthesizers, effects processors, sequencers & drum machines. Oberheim founded Oberheim Electronics and is a key figure in the development and adoption of MIDI.

Jason Amm
Filmmaker, music producer, remixer. Performs as Solvent, co-owner of record label Suction. Amm is also the producer of the independent documentary ‘I Dream Of Wires’ which explores the history, demise & resurgence of the modular synthesizer. Included in the film are interviews with Trent Reznor, Gary Numan, Vince Clarke, Daniel Miller, Carl Craig and more.

Charles Lindsay
Photographer and artist, is the first of its kind, Artist in Residence at the SETI (Search of Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute. Lindsay is a member of the Electronic Music Foundation, using audio recordings that he gathers in the wild to create sounds for his installation & audiovisual performances. In 2010 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his camera-less CARBON work.

Jerome C. Glenn
Co-founder & Director of The Millennium Project, renowned expert on Future Studies. As Director of the Millennium Project, Glenn is the primary author of the annual State of the Future report, and editor of Futures Research Methodology.

George Dvorsky
Futurist concerned with the ethical and sociological impacts of emerging technologies. Dvorsky is a bioethicist and trans humanist, editor at io9, producer of the Sentient Developments blog & podcast, and Chair of the Institute For Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Bruce Walker
Associate Professor at the Schools of Psychology and Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Walker runs the Georgia Institute of Technology Sonification Lab, which studies the use of audio to perceptualize data and convey information. Walker leads research in Sonification, Auditory Interfaces, and Human Computer Interaction.

Dr. Nick Bostrom
Futurist and philosopher at the University of Oxford. He is the director of the Future of Humanity Institute and the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology.Bostram is an expert in cloning, artificial intelligence, super intelligence, mind uploading, cryonics, and nanotechnology. He has been listed in Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

Dr. Joseph Paradiso
Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab’s Media Arts & Sciences program and Co-Director of the Things That Think Consortium, which examines the extreme future of embedded computation and sensing. Paradiso directs the MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments Group, which explores sensor networks and the human experience. He is a physicist who has done work with NASA, and a designer of electronic music synthesizers and MIDI systems.

Herbert Deutsch
Composer, educator & inventor. Professor Emeritus of Electronic Music and Composition at Hofstra University. Collaborated with Bob Moog in the development of the Moog Synthesizer in 1964. Deutsch received a Moogfest Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for his contributions to electronic music.

Dave Smith
Engineer & musician. Known as the “Father of MIDI” for his role in the development of MIDI. Smith pioneered groundbreaking music technologies & was responsible for the first polyphonic & microprocessor-controlled synthesizer, the Prophet 5, as well as the multitimbral synthesizer.

Don Buchla
Synthesizer pioneer and founder of electronic music equipment company Buchla and Associates. Buchla’s background in physics, physiology, music and astronomy has been applied to fields as diverse as space biophysics, musical instrument design & multimedia composition. His work has centered on the refinement of communication channels between man & machine.

Forrest M. Mims III
Author, researcher, lecturer and columnist. Written more than 60 books about science, lasers, computers, and electronics. Mims has sold millions of copies of his Getting Started in Electronics and Engineer’s Mini-Notebook series of books. He invented the popular Atari Punk Console circuit for DIY noisemakers and has been working with LED’s since 1962.

Keith Emerson
English keyboardist and composer; founder of Emerson, Lake and Palmer; acknowledged as the one of the most technically accomplished keyboardist in rock history. Emerson was the first musician to tour with the Moog analog synthesizer. He was the headliner of the first and third Moogfests in 2004 and 2006, and the first recipient of the Bob Moog Legacy Award.

Additional daytime and nighttime artists and programming will be announced shortly.

TICKET INFO:

Moogfest 2014 will attract 50,000 people (10,000 per day) from a cross-section of creative professionals, hackers, influencers and trendsetters, circuit benders, designers, programmers, audio engineers, new media artists, coders, and bedroom producers, seeking to be inspired in their work.

General Admission and VIP tickets for Moogfest are available now at Moogfest.com. Phase 1 tickets start at $199 for 5-Day General Admission and $499 for 5-Day VIP Admission while supplies last through December 19 when Phase 2 pricing raises to $299 for General Admission. Single day passes will be available for $99 when the programing schedule is announced. All ticket prices are exclusive of applicable fees.

Moogfest also offers a limited run of the Moogfest Engineer VIP Package for $1,000 and the very exclusive Legacy VIP Package for $10,000 all available through the Moogfest Website.

Moogfest VIP Package - $499*

● VIP’s Get in First EVERYWHERE
● Priority Festival Check In
● VIP Entrance at Each Venue
● VIP lounge at US Cellular Center with Private Bar and Wi-Fi
● Reserved Seating and Areas for VIPs
● Moogfest 2014 Program
● Moogfest T-Shirt
● Moogfest Gift Bag
● Exclusive Invitations to VIP Only Events
● Much More To Be Announced

Moogfest Engineer VIP - $1000*

● Two x 3-hour synth building workshops where guests have the opportunity to build, modify, and keep a new, unreleased synth module with the Moog engineers who designed it at the Moog factory, Asheville
● PLUS all the benefits of the VIP ticket

Legacy VIP - $10,000*

● Minimoog Voyager XL
● Minimoog Voyager XL Flight Case
● Transfers to and from Asheville Regional Airport to Moogfest
● 6 Night Stay at Asheville’s The Omni Grove Park Inn
● 2 Seats at a Private Dinner With Keith Emerson
● PLUS all the benefits of the Engineer VIP ticket

*Plus Applicable fees

Moogfest also hosts free events open to the public:

● 4 day street festival, including new media art installations and live music
● 2 day North Carolina Tech Expo & Interactive Job Fair
● 5 day new electronic instrument pop-up shop

To learn more, read our other press releases to date:

Inaugural Five Day Expansion Announcement (including Tech Expo and Job Fair)
Call To Artists PR
Circuit Bending Challenge

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