MoogFest 2012 Announces Star-Studded Saturday Panels
Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Moogfest 2012, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, is just around the corner! With less than two weeks to go, Moogfest, Moog Music and the Bob Moog Foundation are pleased to announce this year's panels, offering attendees an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the confluence of technology and creativity that is the world of Bob Moog.

 

This year's panels are highlighted by a special presentation from members of the Google engineering team who designed the now infamous Google Doodle, which was launched on May 23rd, Bob Moog's birthday.

 

This year, the Google doodle team is extensively involved in the festival in conjunction with AC Entertainment and Moog Music. The free panels will be held at Diana Wortham Theatre starting at noon on Saturday, Oct. 27 and are open to all Moogfest attendees and the general public. All seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. More collaboartions between the Google doodle team, Moogfest and Moog Music will be announced shortly.

 

"More than anything, Google doodles are a celebration of creativity and innovation. Naturally, Bob Moog, a great innovator in creativity, was a perfect fit for one of our special logos," says Ryan Germick, the Google doodle team lead. "It was a great joy to borrow a bit of Bob's magic on our homepage, and we're honored to be part of Moogfest as well."

 

"Moogfest is thrilled to welcome Google to this year's festival and look forward to the expertise and knowledge they'll share with us at the Moogfest panels and other events," says Ashley Capps, president of AC Entertainment. "Innovation was in Bob Moog's DNA as it is with Google. And, you know, if you haven't tried messing around with Google's Moog Doodle, be careful. It's totally addictive!"

 

The titles and schedule for the panels is as follows:

 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION THROUGH INTERFACE, 12 pm - 1:15

 

Synth Pioneer Morton Subotnick, Bob Moog collaborator Herb Deutsch, and modular guru and Nine Inch Nails keyboardist Alessandro Cortini discuss the interplay of hardware and software and how musical instrument interfaces affect the artist's approach to creative expression.

 

Panel: Morton Subotnick, Herb Deutsch, Alessandro Cortini; Moderator: Marc Doty

 

SHAPING HITS WITH MOOG SYNTHS, 1:30 - 2:45

 

Orbital, Moogfest headliners and groundbreaking live electronic music performers and Chad Hugo, one half of Grammy award winning super producers, The Neptunes, discuss how to win at life... while integrating analog gear into explosive live sets and hit studio productions.

 

Panel: Phil and Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Chad Hugo (N.E.R.D., The Neptunes); Moderator: Amos Gaynes

 

THE BOB MOOG GOOGLE DOODLE: HOW A PIONEERING LEGACY INSPIRED MODERN INNOVATION, 3 - 4:15

 

An intimate discussion exploring how Google engineers turned the most iconic synthesizer in the world into the most popular Google Doodle in history. Discover the process, the inspiration and the global implementation behind this worldwide sensation. Meet the Google Doodle team, Moog engineers & Marc Doty, Bob Moog Foundation Archive & Education Specialist. 

 

Panel: Ryan Germick (Google head doodler), Joey Hurst (Google head engineer), Amos Gaynes (Moog Product Development Specialist);Moderator: Marc Doty

 

Weekend GA and VIP passes, daily GA tickets and travel packages for Moogfest 2012 are currently on sale exclusively at www.moogfest.com, where you can get much more information about all MoogFest events.

 


 

2012 MOOGFEST SCHEDULE 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 

ExploreAsheville.com Arena

12:15-2:00am            Richie Hawtin

10:00-11:30pm          Primus

8:30-9:30pm              Nas

7:00-8:00pm              Pantha Du Prince

 

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

12:30-1:45am            Explosions in the Sky

10:30pm-11:45pm    Squarepusher

8:45-10:00pm            Miike Snow

7:30-8:15pm              Bear In Heaven

 

The Orange Peel

1:00-2:00am              GZA presents Liquid Swords

11:30pm-12:30am    Black Moth Super Rainbow

9:30-10:30pm            El-P

7:30-8:30pm              Killer Mike

 

Asheville Music Hall

12:45-2:00am             Ana Sia

11:15pm-12:15am     Blondes

9:45-10:45pm             Wick-It The Instigator

 

Diana Wortham Theatre

11:30pm-12:30am     Morton Subotnick presents From Silver Apples to                                     a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur

10:00-11:00pm          Exitmusic

8:15-9:15pm              Ahleuchatistas

7:00-7:45pm              Buke & Gase

 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

 

ExploreAsheville.com Arena

12:30-2:00am            Shpongle presents The Masquerade

10:30pm-12:00am    Orbital

8:45-10:00pm            Santigold

7:15-8:15pm              Divine Fits

 

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

12:00-1:30am            Four Tet

10:00-11:15pm         Thomas Dolby

8:00-9:15pm              Magnetic Fields

 

The Orange Peel

12:00-2:00am           Carl Craig

10:30-11:30pm         Death Grips

9:00-10:00pm           Cold Cave

7:30-8:30pm             Actress

 

Asheville Music Hall

1:00-2:00am             Prefuse 73 with Teebs

11:30pm-12:30am   Disclosure

10:00-11:00pm        TRUST

 

Diana Wortham Theatre

11:45pm-12:45am   Harold Budd with Keith Lowe

10:15-11:15pm        Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin

8:30-9:30pm             Andy Stott

7:00-8:00pm             Julia Holter

 

Moogfest is produced in conjunction with Moog Music and the City of Asheville and directly benefits the Bob Moog Foundation.

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