For Immediate Release (New York , NY September 6, 2013) Moog Sound Lab Series is excited to go mobile with artist
Doug Aitken on his newest project, Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening which launches this
Friday September 6 in New York and ends in
Oakland, California on Saturday, September 28.
Station to Station
will connect artists, musicians
and creative pioneers with diverse communities, pushing art and culture
outside of institutional constraints. A public art project made
possible by the
brand, Station to Station will raise funds through ticket sales and donations that can be made on the
Station to Station website
, to support non-traditional programming at nine partner institutions around the country.
Over the course of three weeks this September, a train will travel
from New York City to San Francisco making nine stops along the way. At
each stop, Station to Station will curate leading figures from the art,
music, culinary, literary, and film worlds
for a series of cultural interventions and site-specific happenings.
The Aitken designed train turned kinetic sculpture will act as a
cultural studio— globally broadcasting unique content and experiences
from the stops as well as on the moving train. Long
after departing the last station, Station to Station will leave an
indelible creative mark on its local and global audience—opening eyes
and shifting perceptions.
The Moog Sound Lab is an original content media
channel produced by Moog Music that invites artists and bands to perform
in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. Armed with an
unlimited supply of electronic instruments from
Moog, musicians create a unique analog interpretation of their original
material. With Station to Station, Doug Aitken has created a rolling
Moog Sound Lab of analog synthesis that literally and figuratively
transports you to another place. Loaded up with
an arsenal of Moog instruments, musicians on the journey are invited to
collaborate in a free form style creating unique analog interpretations
or Moog soundscapes.
Moog is proud to be a part of a project that beautifully and organically enhances artists' creative environment.
"Leave it to Doug Aitken to dream up putting music's most vibrant
minds on a railway car filled with handcrafted analog synthesizers. At
Moog, we focus on how to use technology to make tools that assist
artists' to more dynamically creatively express themselves.
We are honored that Moog is going to provide the palette of soundscapes
for this journey,"
Emmy Parker, Sr. Marketing & Brand Mgr. MOOG MUSIC INC
A moving platform for artistic experimentation, Station to Station
invites artists and audiences alike to participate in a creative
collision of contemporary art, experimental music, and film. Art works
and musical performances will change at every stop.
Across the entire journey, musical performances will take place.
Artists scheduled to collaborate to bring Moog Sound Lab and Station to Station to life include musicians::
Beck, Jackson Browne, Cat Power, Cold Cave, The Congos,
Dan Deacon, Eleanor Friedberger, The Handsome Family, Lia Ices, Kansas
City Marching Cobras, Lucky Dragons, Giorgio Moroder, Nite Jewel, No
Age, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti,
Savages, Suicide, Sun Araw, THEESatisfaction, Thurston Moore & John
Moloney/Caught on Tape, Twin Shadow, YOSHIMIO (OOIOO / Boredoms) &
Hisham Akira Bharoocha (Soft Circle / Boredoms) & Ryan Sawyer
White Mystery, and others to be announced.
Site-specific works by the following artists will be featured throughout the journey:
Doug Aitken, Allora & Calzadilla, Kathryn Andrews, Kenneth
Anger, Taylor-Ruth Baldwin, Yto Barrada, Olaf Breuning, Kate Casanova,
Peter Coffin, Bruce Conner, Thomas Demand, Cheryl Donnegan, Sam Durant,
Olafur Eliasson, Sam Falls, Urs Fischer, Fischli
& Weiss, Meschac Gaba, Theaster Gates, Liz Glynn, Fritz Haeg,
Carsten Höller, Christian Jankowski, Jim Jarmusch, Aaron Koblin, Ernesto
Neto, Catherine Opie, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Raymond Pettibon,
Nicolas Provost, Robert Rauschenberg Ed Ruscha, Jack
Pierson, Kelly Sears, Stephen Shore, Josh Smith,
and Lawrence Weiner, among others.