MoogFest 2012 Announces Star-Studded Saturday Panels

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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 theGoogleengineering team who designed the now infamousGoogle 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," saysRyan 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," saysAshley 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 

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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

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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.