This year, for the first time, SXSW and Moogfest are joining forces for a full-day event in Austin, Texas featuring conversations, performances and an instrument pop-up shop.
Performers include Suzanne Ciani, Pharmakon, Russell E.L. Butler, Professor Toon, Ellie Herring, The Holladay Brothers and Madame Gandhi.
For the the daytime programme Moogfest will present a pop-up version of its popular electronic bazaar, the Modular Marketplace. The interactive shop will showcase select instrument makers including Moog Music, Future Retro, Rare Waves, and Switched On.
In addition, with the recent news that Texas lawmakers have proposed legislation similar to HB2 (the controversial ‘bathroom bill’), Moogfest will bring its signature Future Thought and Future Sound experience to SXSW for an exploration of diversity and inclusion. The daytime program includes a Future Thought conversation called OUR DIVERSE FUTURE: Optimism Alongside Discrimination, from NC to TX featuring thought-leaders paving the future across various disciplines as well as a performative Installation by The Holladay Brothers.
It all kicks off on Monday 13 March, 2017 beginning at 3pm and concluding at 2am, and the venue will be Cheer-Up Charlies in Austin, Texas. An RSVP is required for daytime program and a badge is required for the nighttime program: https://synthesizelovesxsw.eventbrite.com/
MODULAR MARKETPLACE - From 3pm
FUTURE THOUGHT Conversation - 4pm
THE HOLLADAY BROTHERS - 5pm
PROFESSOR TOON - 8PM
MADAME GANDHI - 9PM
SUZANNE CIANI - 10PM
ELLIE HERRING - 11PM
RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER - 12AM
PHARMAKON - 1AM
Moogfest will return to venues across Durham, NC with a four-day programme in May.