Moogfest kicks off this evening. For me the highlights – -and the acts I’ll be reporting on — will most likely include Morton Subotnick, Primus, Black Moth Super Rainbow, (possibly) Explosions in the Sky, The Magnetic Fields, Thomas Dolby, and perhaps more.
Meanwhile, an old friend contacted me this morning to let me know about this. On today’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross on NPR:
Remembering John Cage and Robert Moog
The show rebroadcasts an interview with the late Robert Moog, creator of the Moog synthesizer. A festival of electronic and visionary music in tribute to him takes place this weekend. Also, the show listens back to an interview with John Cage. International celebrations are taking place this year to mark the centennial of his birth.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 — 1:00pm
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 — 7:00pm
I expect it will be archived on their site as well.
Finally, If you’re in or near Asheville this weekend, head to the lobby of the Diana Wortham Theatre. Moog Music has set up a roomful of synths (Voyagers, Little Phattys) and theremins, all for you to knob-twiddle and hand-wave to your hearts’ content. And it’s FREE; no Moogfest ticket required.
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