(Asheville, NC – Oct. 15, 2013)
Moogfest is a celebration that honors the creativity and inventiveness of Moog Music founder
Dr. Robert Moog, and pays tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.
For over 50 years, Bob Moog and his company
Moog Music have pioneered technology that has advanced
popular music and culture, and ushered in a new era of artistic
expression through sound and experimentation. It was in this very spirit
Moogfest was born. Now featuring an experimental
lineup of daytime conference programming, curated by a
soon-to-be-announced lineup of cultural, artistic and technological
luminaries, and punctuated by nightly landmark music performances,
is a five-day event dedicated to the convergence of technology, art and
Since its inception in 2004,
Moogfest has been a magnet for artists, engineers, and enthusiasts
of Bob Moog and his legacy to meet, share, create and collaborate. When
Moog brought the festival home to Asheville in 2008 it adopted a
three-day multi-stage format to include contemporary
bands and producers that exemplify the innovative spirit of Moog and
electronic music. This year, Moogfest is further expanding its program
to include a five-day innovation conference featuring leading futurist
thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers,
engineers, artists, and musicians from various fields that will expand
the mind as well as entertain.
have evolved our thinking to create an event that truly celebrates the
pioneering spirit of Bob Moog; uniting art, music, and innovative
technology to explore the
dimensions of creative expression. This is the heart of what makes Moog
Music special and our fans around the world." - Moog
Music President, Mike Adams
WHAT IS MOOGFEST?
is a five-day music festival and conference dedicated to exploring
technology, art and music, honoring the creativity and inventiveness of
Bob Moog and paying tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer
through a platform of events both day and night.
welcomes futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers,
engineers, artists, scientists, musicians and Moog devotees to
participate in a conversation that celebrates
new technology and creative expression.
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 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
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, experimental performances, and new 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, Keith
Emerson, Orbital, Squarepusher, Flying Lotus
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
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Moogfest is partnering with the
North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) to produce a first of its kind
Tech Expo and interactive Job Fair.
This unique event will host innovative tech companies with a presence or
headquarters in the state of NC. On April 26 and 27, attendees will
have the opportunity to meet and experience the
companies that are creating the tools and technology of tomorrow.
Attendees will have the ability to network with these companies and
discover employment opportunities. Companies will have the opportunity
to meet like-minded businesses and forge new bonds,
while exhibiting the technology that has made Asheville an innovation
TICKETS / FURTHER INFO
event 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.
go on sale to the public on November 14, 2013. Moog Music thanks its
loyal supporters by offering a limited run of $99 tickets to each of
these three groups: Asheville
locals, registered Moog instrument owners, and those that have signed
up on the Moogfest mailing list.
Stay connected to Moogfest through
www.moogfest.com or the Moogfest Facebook page and watch for future
announcements regarding Moogfest's programming, such as: Circuit Bending
Challenge, Artist Installations, Hackathon, Workshops, Conference
Curators, Music Showcase Curators and Official
the last fifty years, Dr. Robert Moog and his company Moog Music have
pioneered and developed tools that give artists the ability to create
and express themselves in new
and limitless ways. Moog Music synthesizers and all Moog electronic
musical instruments are designed and lovingly hand built in the Moog
factory in downtown Asheville, NC. Moog Music and its customers carry on
the legacy of Bob Moog. Learn more at:
over 600 member companies, the North Carolina Technology Association is
a state-wide, non-profit trade organization that actively connects
technology focused businesses.
NCTA helps North Carolina technology companies grow regionally and
compete globally by actively connecting business decision makers,
educating government officials on issues relevant to the technology
industry, and providing valuable educational events. Learn
in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Asheville is a
charming yet surprisingly cosmopolitan city. Asheville’s rich
architectural legacy is the perfect
retro-urban backdrop to the forward thinking environment created by the
local population. Known as an artist colony, a healing resort and a
home to notable luminaries, statesmen and bohemians, Asheville is one of
welcoming and vibrant cities in the United States of America.
NC is convenient to four neighboring states: Tennessee, South Carolina,
Virginia and Georgia, and is an afternoon's drive from Atlanta,
Charlotte, Knoxville and Raleigh.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) offers nine non-stops and easy connections through major US hubs.