Moogfest 2011


15 Responses to “Moogfest 2011”

  1. I lived in Asheville when Moogfest started… glad to see it’s finally hit the bigtime!

  2. mtnplatypus says:

    Going to be so much fun!

  3. mtnplatypus says:

    Woops, and I should add that they are doing a moogfest room on so you can heard the various artists coming to moogfest, and get a chance to win tickets and merchandise.

  4. Guest says:

    OH! I wish I could go! That sounds AMAZING! 

  5. Guest says:

    Holy F**k, I wish i could go to this… there are a lot of amazing but kinda obscure bands on this ticket. As a matter of fact, Holy F**k, The Naked + Famous, and Passion Pit are three I love that David didn’t mention.

    Oh yeah, and TV on the Radio. I’m kinda amazed Bloc Party isn’t playing here.

  6. Pope Ratzo says:

    Back in the ’70s, I remember when I got my first Moog modular synthesizer.  It was my second synth, my first being a Serge “suitcase”-style with no keyboard and a bunch of patch cord jacks an a few knobs and switches.  I remember cobbling together some crazy controllers to allow me to have something like a keyboard, though there was no way it was close to being in tune.  But those filters were so deep and resonant that it felt like I could make an audience poop its collective pants. 

    Since I was one of maybe 3 synthesizer players in town (the other two being academics) I got a lot of studio work where I was basically asked to make “science fiction noises”.

    The Moog took a beating over the next 15 years, and eventually became a pile of junk (I’ve still got the Serge downstairs, though).  It started a lifelong relationship with Bob Moog’s equipment and even something of a friendly relationship with the man himself after being introduced to him by the composer John Eaton at the University of Chicago where I was involved with building their first real “computer music” lab.

    I’m really looking forward to being in Asheville in October.  If I meet any of you there, I’ll sport you a drink. 

  7. Spitty Sumo says:

    no wendy carlos?

    i mean, she “only” had a hand in developing some of moog’s instruments and helped legitimize synthesizers as real musical instruments capable of being used to make real music/art.

    i’d go if only to see her perform, let alone see her on a panel discussion et cetera.

    • sdnative1958 says:

      “Switched on Bach” by (then) Walter Carlos, was the first album I ever bought, back in Junior High School. Changed my life – from there, I spent years at the alters of Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, and many others. Seeing Ms. Carlos at such an event would be nirvana, and historically relevant.

  8. Who needs one of these things when you can slap a $80 M-Audio controller into a laptop and download a load of samples?

  9. Michael Taft says:

    Where are the permalinks hiding these days?

  10. UncaScrooge says:

    I had an opportunity a while back to help somebody record a Moog theremin.  I was amazed at how loud and clean the signal was coming out of that thing.  Moog is “Made In The USA” in the best sense of the phrase.

  11. Doug Sharp says:

    Self-pimp warning.

    I recorded an album of Moog wankery – Boogafoo Music – in 1974 on a modular at St. Olaf Electronic Music Studio. It was released by itsu jitsu this year:

    I loved plugging in patchcords to make whacked-out sounds.

  12. derin devlet says:

    wow, I cant wait to see whose music crystal Castles brings! Hopefully the actual artist used a Moog on it too!

  13. Lee Coleman says:

    Really excited about the new lineup.  Last year’s Moogfest was ridiculously awesome, and compared to this list, had very few shows I wanted to see.  To mention a few more: Amon Tobin, YACHT, Childish Gambino, Chromeo, Flying Lotus, and Oneohtrix Point Never.

    See you in October!

    P.S. @derin devlet HELL YES. That’s the first thing I said when I heard Crystal Castles was coming. “Oh great, can’t wait to see whose music they’re gonna pawn off as their own this time!”

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