Moogfest is a five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. 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. With an experimental line-up of daytime conference programming featuring cultural, artistic and technological luminaries and punctuated by a diverse line up of landmark nightly performances, Moogfest honors the creativity and inventiveness of Dr. Robert Moog and pays tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.
In an effort to make this unique event accessible Phase 1 ticket prices are now available for $199. On November 21 Moogfest will announce music showcase curators, and on December 19 Moogfest will finally unveil the music headliners when Phase 2 General Admission ticket price goes up to $299.
The daytime conference is guided by pioneers of music and technology with a programme of collaboration.
• 5 days of talks, presentations, and film screenings with futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists, and musicians.
• 5 days of New Media art installations and interactive technology experiences/exhibitions.
• Synth building workshops and other interactive education.
Among the daytime presenters are multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder and film composer Cliff Martinez. They are joined by futurist thinkers Jerome Glenn, Nick Bostrom, and George Dvorsky plus MIT Media Lab's Joseph Paradiso, Sonification Professor Bruce Walker, as well as guests from Make Magazine, OMNI, and SETI (Search of Extraterrestrial Intelligence).
There will also be appearances by electronic musical instrument pioneers such as Herbert Deutsch, Roger Linn, Don Buchla, Tom Oberheim, Dave Smith, David Borden, Malcolm Cecil, Keith Emerson, and more.
Moogfest by night presents five 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, 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 and more.
Location: U.S. Cellular Center Asheville, Asheville, NC
Date/Time: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 - Sun, Apr 27, 2014