Moogfest 2012 is the annual event that honors the remarkable vision of Robert Moog and his amazing musical inventions that changed the course of music. Moogfest is a multi-venue event held in Asheville, NC – the place Bob Moog called home for the last 30 years of his life. The 2012 festival will be held the weekend of October 26 – 27. Moogfest will host artists and audiences from throughout the world in different venues across Asheville’s beautiful, historic downtown.
Moogfest 2012 celebrates Bob Moog’s legacy as a sonic pioneer, which will be the thread that unites the festival’s rich array of musical offerings. While the wide range of Moog instruments – the Minimoog Voyager, the Little Phatty, the Etherwave Theremin, Moogerfoogers, and the Moog Guitar – will play prominent roles throughout the festival’s events, the artists performing will certainly not be limited to those who create their work on Moog instruments. Instead, artists will be chosen for their role in creating unique and groundbreaking musical experiences that embody the essence of Bob Moog’s visionary and creative spirit.
Moogfest 2012 is hosted by Moog Music and directly benefits the Bob Moog Foundation.
Get ready for a musical voyage into the fourth dimension!
When Bob Moog invented the Moog synthesizer in 1964 he revolutionized popular music. His creations touched thousands of lives as synthesizers gained acceptance in the music world and became the catalyst for new forms of sonic expression. Genre-definers like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, Parliament-Funkadelic and Kraftwerk used Moog synthesizers to create the soundtrack to the second half of the 20th Century. Today, more than 50 years later, Moog instruments help create the sound of the new millennium in the hands of innovative artists such as Daft Punk, Kanye West, Gorillaz, Radiohead, and U2. Bob has become an icon for his unique combination of technical brilliance, creative curiosity, and generosity of spirit. His enormous legacy still resonates, having irreversibly changed the sonic landscape of the world. Quite simply, modern music would not be the same without Bob Moog.
Although he passed away in 2005, Bob Moog’s spirit lives on with Moog Music, a company he originally formed in 1954. Located in Asheville, NC, Moog Music continues to be the leading producer of synthesizers, analog musical instruments and effects pedals. Moog’s push for innovation permeates the entire culture of Moog Music. The open door policy of the beautiful Moog Factory in downtown Asheville, enables Moog to share the unique ethos fostered by Bob with not only the musicians that visit regularly, but also Moog fans around the world. Visit the Moog Store and tour the Moog Factory to learn the science behind analog sound and see these magical instruments being handcrafted. Peace, Love and Moog.
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